Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • 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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