Business

19 September 2014

How to attract more clients without saying a word

Most industries are competitive, and as we know it only takes a few seconds to make a first impression.  Being successful is a combination of 3 key factors: knowledge, attitude ...
4 June 2014

Lack of sleep affecting work

Late nights and lack of sleep do productivity no favours, new research from AXA PPP healthcare has revealed – providing a timely reminder to employers to take positive steps now ...
15 August 2013

2.5 million home business owners now operate across the UK

Direct Line for Business (DL4B) have revealed that there are currently 2.5 million home business owners now operating across the UK, representing 52% of the total number of UK small ...
27 June 2013

Tips for Women to Climb the Career Ladder

For many reasons, lots of women can find it hard to get a foot hold on their chosen career ladder. With much speculation surrounding equality in the workplace, Ann Pickering, HR ...
4 June 2013

Equality For Women- An Interview With Jane Griffiths

The case for gender equality in the workplace is an on-going debate. According to the BBC, new statistics show that the Europe-wide figure for women in boardrooms is just 13.7%. ...
4 March 2013

Exclusive interview with Tina Boden

You have a background of self employment for over two  generations so tell us about this.   It actually goes back further than 2 generations; my parents owned pubs and a hotel, ...

4 March 2013

Exclusive interview with Nicola Bird

Tell us about Jigsaw Box. JigsawBox is an online platform which provides a home for people to create products and services that they can sell online. Through JigsawBox, people can package ...

20 December 2012

Girls Are Set To Turn Passion Into Profit In 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow released a home baking book, Cheryl Cole has an autobiography and Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are set to take over the world with a wealth of businesses. ...
16 November 2012

Changing Style of Mobile Phones

The first few generations of mobile phones were entirely about function – designed for one reason only, to make and receive calls. Fast forward a couple of decades and modern ...
19 October 2012

Local Businesses Not Doing Their Bit to Help the Community

Small and medium sized businesses in the UK are missing a trick when it comes to supporting their local community, according to a new report released today by Rotary International ...
22 August 2012

UK businesses optimistic about growth prospects

The average company with a turnover of £20 million or less expects to grow its revenue by 88 per cent over the next five years – or around 13 per ...
14 August 2012

Lack Of Protection Is Significantly Impacting UK Business

UK businesses are being hindered by a lack of effective sickness absence management, despite over half (53%) of employers believing they’re well equipped to deal with long-term absence, according to ...

17 July 2012

Slouching at work could cost you your job

Your posture at work could be having a direct effect on your career progression and success, according to new research.  The research commissioned by Ergonomic specialist Fellowes and Body Language expert, ...
10 July 2012

What Trait Do You Desire Most In Your Boss?

Many employees wish to strike lucky by having a nice, kind, respectful boss, but new research shows that the most valued trait is a sense of humour. The poll, conducted by ...
6 July 2012

7 Degrees of innovation

In the current challenging times, those who stand out with innovative ideas and approach to business are much more likely to succeed than those who don’t.  Examples of innovation in business ...
3 July 2012

Young entrepreneur shares her secrets to success

Young entrepreneur and award winning business woman Zoe Jackson set up her performing arts company, Living the Dream, when she was just 16 years old. Six years on with the help ...
2 July 2012

Nearly a million UK employees have drugs in their system at work

One in 30 UK employees have drugs in their system  at any point in time within the workplace, according to new statistics released today by Concateno, Europe’s leading drug and ...
8 June 2012

Professionals urged to volunteer their skills during National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week 2012 is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean we should forget about it.  This year especially, the role of volunteers will be centre stage with ...

25 May 2012

If you have never failed, you have never lived

Sometimes the world gets us down, sometimes it throws a spanner in the works, that sends us into a hole of self pity. Well from now on before than hole ...

23 May 2012

Nearly half of consumers to be ‘social shoppers’ by 2021

The next generation of ‘social shopper’ is expected to emerge as a force to be reckoned with by 2021 with 41 per cent of the UK’s consumer population expected to ...
18 May 2012

Brits Boil Over As ‘Desk Rage’ Is On The Rise

New research© published today shows workplaces across the UK are increasingly likely to contain Gordon Brown type characters, throwing printers across the room and abusing colleagues, rather than David Brent’s ...

17 May 2012

Reality bites for mums who work from home

Being able to work from home is a key benefit to many mums but sometimes the reality can be much harder than expected. New research from E.ON and Mumsnet shows that ...
11 May 2012

The rise of the 'Everyday Entrepreneur'

Move over Branson, Sugar and Caan, a new report from a leading academic reveals over two thirds of female business start-ups are so-called ‘everyday entrepreneurs’.  Based on research conducted with 1,000 ...
20 April 2012

High Street A level launched

A new training scheme has launched where staff at the UK’s biggest health food retailer can gain a qualification equivalent to A-level standard as they work on the high street.  Holland ...