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What is superpowering Britain’s SMEs?

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The whole nation has seen a surge in SMEs, but we dug a little deeper to find out what was driving growth in seven UK cities: London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Hull. SME growth was highest in Manchester (50%), London (41%) and Leicester (36%). So what superpowers are driving these SMEs forward? Our Read the full post

The summer holidays are coming

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With the weather hotting up over the last few weeks, it means the summer holidays are approaching fast. Everyone loves a summer break and this can be a headache for employers in terms of balancing staff levels – especially if you have employees with school aged children. Here are some tips when looking at holidays Read the full post

Smart meters - are they safe?

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Data security is a hot topic, and a concern that won’t be going away anytime soon. Criminals are actively targeting consumers and businesses alike in their quest for easy pickings,  and with data breaches hitting the headlines on a regular basis, you’d be right to have concerns about how safe your data is online. But Read the full post

Forecasting made as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Forecasting. Just the word can make business owners slightly nervous. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be daunting.  In fact, it could be as straightforward as 1, 2, 3… 1 handy template to make life easier and help you get 2% more profit*, from 3% better forecasting* * AMR Research In this Read the full post

How to find and keep great staff

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A bad hire is an expensive and stressful mistake for any business, but especially for small businesses with no HR department on hand. Here’s a simple guide to help you avoid bad hires and find the right people to grow your business. Think broadly about the role and the ideal combination of skills you need, Read the full post

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