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,

Managing your business energy online

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As a business owner there’s already so many things you have to remember. Looking after staff, running your business, paying bills, cashflow, the list is endless. You don’t need to let energy bills be one of them. Managing your energy online is simple, cost effective and is one less thing to remember. Setting up an

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

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

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

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