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Should my company hire remote workers from overseas?

Should my company hire remote workers from overseas?
November 26, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

There are plenty of companies and industries that rely on permanent, brick-and-mortar premises to trade, do business and thrive. Yet as technology continues to evolve and disrupt more traditional ways of conducting business, an increasing number of employers are choosing to ditch high-rent office space and allow their team members to work from wherever they…

7 steps to creating a customer service strategy

7 steps to creating a customer service strategy
November 21, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Like it or not, your business cannot succeed without exhibiting great customer service. It doesn’t matter what you sell, who your customers are or what industry you’re operating in if you are not making your customers or clients happy, your business will ultimately fail. It’s as simple as that. Why? According to the most recent…

Top 10 tips to turn your hobby into a business

Top 10 tips to turn your hobby into a business
November 21, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming about ditching your dead-end job to start your own business? You’re not alone. A lot of us would love to stop wasting time twiddling our thumbs in somebody else’s office and create a more fulfilling career doing something were actually passionate about. That being said, it’s fair to say…

Will my data be safe with a virtual office?

Will my data be safe with a virtual office?
November 20, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Rapid advances in technology have generated a wide range of opportunities for UK businesses. Companies are now able to collect and harness all sorts of information to create refined, data-driven strategies that often increases their chances of success. Yet as data continues to become more and more crucial to many company processes, data security has…

What are the top 10 tools to create and send company newsletters?

What are the top 10 tools to create and send company newsletters?
June 22, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Social media and Google AdWords might have emerged as the hottest methods of online marketing in recent years but when it comes to generating better engagement and building a stronger brand reputation, email is still and always will be the undisputed king. Thats why your company should be using email to communicate with customers, clients…

Five ways to manage your work-life balance when you work from home

Five ways to manage your work-life balance when you work from home
June 1, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

A lot of us fantasize about quitting the office life and starting a new business working from home. After all, who wouldn’t love to be their own boss, set their own hours and work from the comfort of their own sofa? That’s why the UK is entering a proverbial renaissance for remote working and home-run…

5 things your home office is missing (and how to fix it)

5 things your home office is missing (and how to fix it)
May 4, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. According to researchers at Hampshire Trust Bank, the UK will play home to more than half a million small and micro businesses by 2020 and as the way we do business continues to evolve, an increasing number of those companies are being run from home offices….

How can I use outsourcing to grow my company?

How can I use outsourcing to grow my company?
February 27, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Most business owners like to stay busy. They tend to try and take on an active role in all aspects of the way their company is run which means they’ve got a lot of jobs to do. In fact, small business owners often end up biting off more than they can chew. There’s simply not…

How do I effectively lead a remote team?

How do I effectively lead a remote team?
February 21, 2018  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Over the course of the last decade, remote working has exploded in popularity. According to researchers at Gallup, 43% of employees now work outside of the office at least some of the time and this trend is progressing across virtually every industry. Tiny start-ups and major multinationals of all shapes and sizes are beginning to…

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide

Limited Company Formation: Step by Step Guide
May 23, 2014  |  Business Advice  |  No Comments

Thinking of forming a new UK limited company but not sure how it works? You might be concerned that the whole company formation process is just too complicated, or that involved a lotof paperwork? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong, and you should take a look at this informative step-by-step company formation video by 1st…