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  • 5 Key Traits to Help You Get Promoted at Work

    Are you someone who has been working at the same company for a while? Are you trying to develop your personal brand to get noticed for a promotion? Or are you still not sure what it takes to move up to the next level? Then this article is for you. We'll be sharing key traits to help you get that promotion, plus some other information that can help you climb the corporate ladder.

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  • Here's Why You Should Be Mentoring Your Millennial Employees

    Lauren is a millennial. Her ambition is to become a top executive before she reaches her fortieth birthday. Through her work as an administrative intern supervising two hospital departments, by networking, and studying (and completing) a dual MBA/MHSM degree, she hopes to land an associate managerial job where she will become eligible to be fast-tracked for a leadership program. In her spare time, Lauren also teaches exercise classes at various gyms. Her passion, she says, is to empower young adults to pursue a healthy and fulfilling life.

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  • How to Choose the Best Screens and Desk Partitions for Your Office

    Anyone who has ever run any kind of business operation will know that the job comes with a bucket load of different responsibilities and duties. Everything from contacting employees, filling in for absent workers, to being in charge of purchasing the right kind of equipment necessary to keep the business running smoothly, the daily duties can appear endless.

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  • What is GDPR and how will it affect your small business?

    The General Data Protection Regulation, aka GDPR, represents the most significant shake-up in data protection and data privacy regulation in over twenty years. But where did it all start?

     

    Well, concerns for human rights and privacy were raised by the powers that be at the end of World War II. Following the atrocities that had been committed during the war, there was a consensus that more could and should be done to protect people's privacy. This train of thought led the Council of Europe to introduce measures to protect the rights of individuals with regards to the processing of private information in the 1950s.

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  • Why Every Small Business Needs a Crisis Management Plan

    Picture the scene: you’re sat at your desk when the floor and walls of your office begin to shake. For a brief moment, you have no idea what's going on. Then you realise--it's an earthquake! By then the intensity of the quake has already doubled. Suddenly the lights flicker, dim, and go completely dark. Filing cabinets, desks and workstations jerk to the floor and slide around the room. Window panes begin to shatter. And you, what do you do next?

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  • 6 Tips on How to Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

    Communicating at work isn't just about having conversations. It involves writing emails, notes, and sending texts, too. But expressing ourselves isn't always easy, and a lot of us make basic mistakes that can leave us looking a little foolish in front of our colleagues, co-workers and even worse, the Boss.

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  • 6 Work from Home Jobs That Really Pay

    If you've ever Googled 'work from home jobs' or 'how to make money from my laptop' or something similar then you've probably been faced with a list of jobs that include filling out surveys, or jobs where you get paid a tiny amount each time you use a particular search engine or something of that nature. This is all well and good, and some of them actually do give you an opportunity to earn money. The problem is that these kinds of jobs only pay pennies and aren't really a viable option for doing on a full-time basis.

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Get Up Early

    People who wake up early have a real productivity advantage. It's no secret that some the world's greatest thinkers and achievers have been early risers. For instance, serial entrepreneur Richard Branson gets up at 5:45 am every morning. The current CEO of Apple gets up 4:30 am, and Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks drinks his first cup of coffee at 6 am. You've heard the old adage, 'The early bird gets the worm.' Well, it's true. Here are five reasons why you should get up early.

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  • Sole Trader, PLC or Partnership. Which is Right for Your Business?

    If you're planning to start your own business then you'll undoubtedly have a lot to think about. Which products or services will you offer? Who is your target market? What's the best way to promote your new venture? Another detail will concern the actual structure of your fledgeling company. Choosing the right legal structure will go a long way towards future-proofing your business and will depend on a number of factors, such as the size and scope of your business and your taxable profits. Each structure comes with different implications, responsibilities, liabilities, and each will have varying levels of protection and other benefits. PLC, partnership or sole trader, here's a brief description of each to help you choose the right one for you.

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  • How Much of an Impact Will the Internet of Things Make in Your Office?

    Picture the scene: A client arrives for an important meeting. At the reception, he's asked to sign-in as part of your company's normal visitor protocol. Not unusual, right? But what if that sign-in sheet could send you a text telling you your next appointment has arrived? Welcome to the IoT, the Internet of Things.

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