Tag Archive: Hints & Tips

How does sickness absence affect small businesses?

Recent calls for women to be allowed paid time off during their period drew a mix response. However, in early March, Coexist did just that. It now allows its 24 female employees (it also has seven male employees) to take paid time off during their periods if they're in pain.

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Crowdfunding: the way to grow in 2016?

This form of finance has democratised fundraising, but entrepreneurs understand it is not a silver bullet

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Virtual currencies – are they worth considering yet?

Shh! What’s that sound? Could it be the chink of yet another bitcoin payment ricocheting across the web? It’s not the only one, not by a long shot. And there are other virtual currencies on the rise too. So is it time to get involved yet? What are they worth? According to a recent article…

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Why even the bad times can be good for business

Standing still isn't an option if you want to remain in business. Often the solution is evolution, but sometimes something much more radical is required.

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Keep your business running with three winter boiler care tips

With the freezing winter months finally starting to set in, your heating and hot water systems are about to be put to the test – and it's a time of year when you really can't afford to go without them.

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Young people boost their employability on new programme

It's not always easy getting a foothold in the world of work. Schools and universities may give young people the right qualifications to do work, but that doesn't mean they're equipping them with the skills they need to land a job – or to keep one long enough to see real progress.

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How to lead change

One of the most difficult things to do as a manager or business owner is to make big changes effectively. How do you bring your people on board? Is your business ready? We take a look at what you can do to effect real change

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Infographic: business energy use in the UK

Our survey of 1000 SME business managers and owners shows that half of them spend more on their employees than they do on energy, technology or premises. Take a look at the Business Energy Use infographic for an easy-to-read summary of the survey results.

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How to ease back into work mode in 2015

After a few weeks of family festivities, you may feel you've left your productive mind set behind. But with a little preparation and the right approach, you can get yourself and your employees back on track and in full flow. We've got some simple ideas to help you start the new year well at work.

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