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We're all going on a summer holiday

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Despite the ever changing British weather, the summer holidays are approaching fast. Although everyone loves a summer break, it can sometimes cause endless headaches 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 for staff: Bank Holidays It is Read the full post

Women in Engineering

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To celebrate the third National Woman in Engineering Day we have spoken to four female engineers all about what they do. National Woman in Engineering Day, which has now gone international, focusses on raising the profile of women in engineering and the career opportunities available for girls in the industry. It’s often felt that women Read the full post

Beyond the bank - our guide to alternative finance

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Since the banking crisis of 2008, alternative lending options have increased in availability and popularity, particularly among small business owners. We answer some of the key questions around alternative finance, so you can decide whether it’s right for you. What is alternative finance? The term applies to any finance that doesn’t come from a mainstream Read the full post

The art of negotiation

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As our recent research shows, when it comes to running a small business the ability to negotiate is vital. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that being able to negotiate is critical when it comes to surviving – and growing – in the business world. If your – or your teams’ – Read the full post

How important is negotiation?

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We commissioned a YouGov survey to look at how important the art of negotiation is to SMEs:                                                                             Read the full post



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