Monthly Archives: February 2018

  • 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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  • How to Make a Positive First Impression with Potential Clients and Customers

    If you're the owner of a small or medium business then you'll know how important it is to make a good impression when you meet potential clients and customers for the first time. Of course, you will have done extensive research before the meeting, but it's a proven fact that the judgments people make in the first 60 seconds ultimately determine their decision on whether they end up working with you or not. Here are some hints and tips that will turn your meeting with potential customers and clients from a hit and miss into a promising business opportunity:

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  • 8 Tips to Stay Healthy When Working from Home

     

    For a lot of people, working from home may seem like a dream. There's no boss looking over your shoulder and no colleagues to distract you with the latest office gossip. And gone are the hours you wasted on your daily commute. But despite its perks, working from home brings some unique challenges, especially with regards to keeping yourself fit and healthy. From the temptations in your fully-stocked pantry and fridge, the 'always at work' mindset, to having an infinitely flexible schedule, working from a home office can make it difficult to maintain your levels of well-being. Here are 8 tips on how to look after yourself properly when your home is also your place of work.

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