How to Start a Landscaping Business
Jan24

How to Start a Landscaping Business

While we may live in the digital age, there’s no doubt that physical and manual jobs remain particularly popular in certain parts of the UK. According to the statistics, the total number of employed and self-employed landscapers in the UK reached around 157,000 in 2020, with this figure having stabilised after the slight decline recorded between 2016 and 2018. But how can you get your landscaping business off the ground? We’ve...

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What Skills Are Required To Be A Successful Delivery Driver?
Jan17

What Skills Are Required To Be A Successful Delivery Driver?

Modern consumers often buy from online stores and have their orders delivered to their doorstep. This change in consumer behavior has led to increased demand for delivery drivers. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 12% growth in the industry between 2020 and 2030. If you are considering joining the delivery industry, the obvious requirement is a valid driving license. However, being a successful delivery person will...

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10 Tips On How To Build Your Interior Design Career
Sep24

10 Tips On How To Build Your Interior Design Career

Are you keen on taking up interior designing as your career option? The horizons of a career in interior design are rather vast as the domain is constantly evolving. Several options are opening up when it comes to interior designing jobs. But you need to be certain about which path is tailored towards your goals and what matches your skillset. If you choose a path in interior design you must also find yourself a niche and specialize...

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What is the ‘Employee Experience’?
Jun02

What is the ‘Employee Experience’?

 James Scott, CEO of Thrive.App The term ‘employee experience’ has become one of the key buzzwords of the past year, but it’s by no means a new term or idea. There’s a growing correlation between employee experience and employee engagement, and companies with high engagement are really seeing the benefits that investing in their employees is having on their business performance. So much so that 92% of HR leaders have now confirmed...

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5 Things To Consider When Estate Planning

Estate planning is essential, and you don’t need to have a lot of money to plan. Your estate is everything you own in any size. It’s difficult for most people to talk about death and what will happen after they die. But it’s important to organise your estate before the inevitable to ensure a smooth transition[JV1]  of the management of all your assets to the next generation or beneficiaries. Creating a legal plan eases this...

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Reasons Why Startups Must Rely on Apple Devices
Apr13

Reasons Why Startups Must Rely on Apple Devices

A startup is not just about getting your brilliant ideas rolling, researching the funding options and investing in efficacious yet frugal marketing ideas to grab the right attention of investors and clients. Getting a startup to take off also means investing in the right pieces of equipment, getting a fleet of safe and secure devices and maintaining them all the same throughout the year. Each year, tens of thousands of startups...

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7 Tips For Fraud Prevention For Businesses

When it comes to the business world, there’s no such thing as being prepared for all kinds of situations and challenges. As a business owner, you’ll always be surprised by unexpected threats on the daily. One of the threats you should never underestimate is fraud. Phishing emails, cyberattacks, money muling, and identity theft are just some of the common fraud tactics with the worst consequences. In fact, unlucky victims may face...

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Eight top tips for setting up your own trade business
Oct13

Eight top tips for setting up your own trade business

Being your own boss has many perks that make it an appealing career move, but it also presents challenges you’ll need to prepare for.  To help those looking to set up their own business, IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, has spoken to tradespeople who have already taken the step to go self-employed, to reveal eight things to be aware of. Consider if you’re a sole trader or limited company...

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VODG: Government should fund costs of implementing National Living Wage
Aug02

VODG: Government should fund costs of implementing National Living Wage

The Low Pay Commission is consulting on the rate for the National Living Wage (NLW) from April 2017, and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) is calling for more help from the Government as charities struggle with the extra wages burden. Whilst the NLW will enable charity staff to build long term careers in the sector, recruiting and retaining the right staff and paying people at a rate that recognises the value of the...

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Do you work for the ‘worst office ever’?  Ex-UBS employee offers a unique revenge!
May23

Do you work for the ‘worst office ever’? Ex-UBS employee offers a unique revenge!

Nicola Masters, a writer,  producer, and director of a new musical comedy is encouraging disillusioned office workers across the country to get “anonymous revenge” on their employers, by contributing items from their offices to be used as part of the set of a new musical heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this August. The show, entitled ‘The Miserables’ is described as  a parody of Les Miserables which is set in an office....

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LSTC Report: UK universities benefit while businesses lose out from EU membership
Apr20

LSTC Report: UK universities benefit while businesses lose out from EU membership

UK businesses are lagging behind competitor nations seeking EU funding, while UK universities are reaping rewards, says the Lords Science and Technology Committee’s report on the influence of EU membership on UK science.   In addition to EU funding, the report, EU membership and UK science, looks at other aspects of EU membership, such as freedom of movement of researchers and the ability to collaborate on major projects,...

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Space Agency to Fund Support for Start Ups
Mar31

Space Agency to Fund Support for Start Ups

The UK Space Agency has today announced plans to expand support for UK business incubation centres across the UK.  It will provide funds to help a network give start-up support to companies in the space sector. Engineer working on a satellite. Credit: UK Space Agency (Max Alexander). The incubation funding will grow space in the regions by providing a supportive business environment to assist entrepreneurs to develop small companies...

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