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National Share a Story Month

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National Share-A-Story Month is an annual celebration of storytelling and sharing, set up by ‘Federation of Children’s Book Groups’. The theme for 2017 is ‘Picture a Story’, the idea being to celebrate the power of illustrations. Why not take this month to share the story of your business? It helps to create an emotional bond Read the full post

Don't let the stress get to you

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Running your own business can be exhilarating, energising and rewarding, but it can also be stressful. As its National Stress Awareness Month, we thought we’d share a few of the main highs and lows of being a small business owner – as well as a few tips to help you reduce stress and make life Read the full post

Time to take a break

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We know that lots of you have been beavering away since the start of the year, working hard to keep your business going. So surely you deserve a break by now? Taking a break from work will reduce your stress levels, and you’ll be more productive when you return rested and refreshed. The same goes Read the full post

Is stress costing your business?

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Stress costs small businesses nearly £1,000 a year per employee (Source: Huffington Post). If left unchecked, stress can result in staff absence, and the cost to your business escalates even futher. Clearly this is bad for your workforce’s health and bad for business. But the good news is that tackling stress in your business can Read the full post

What causes the largest amount of stress in small businesses?

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As it’s Stress Awareness Month we took a look at how stress can affect you both physically and mentally, as well as delving into the types of stress that are common in smaller businesses and how to tackle it head on. Things such as financial difficulties, competition, employee turnover and burnout can all affect your Read the full post

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