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Keeping Business Costs From Spiralling Out Of Control
August 13, 2019

Small business owners will be familiar with the constant juggling they do every day. They’re managing several things at once, trying to stick to deadlines and generate income. On top of this they are dealing with human emotions, employees, skills and various relationships that spur growth for their company. So, tackling the issue of finance […] … Read Article »

House & Home

4 Things That Ruin Your Kerb Appeal
August 13, 2019

If you’re in the process of selling your home, you’ve probably got a list of small repair and home improvement jobs you want to do before inviting buyers to visit. Everybody knows that a clean bathroom can dramatically improve the price offer, even if the equipment isn’t brand new. This article looks at 4 things that could be affecting interest in your home that you may not have considered. … Read Article »

Finance

3 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Money
August 13, 2019

Many of us have an unhealthy relationship with money. We misuse the money we have, perhaps by spending too much of it on frivolous things. We let it control us as we live lives based purely on monetary gain and trying to achieve the nicer things in life. And some of us neglect it; failing to make time to build our relationship with money because we don't think that it should be a priority. … Read Article »

Education

Free University Time Management: Useful Skills
August 13, 2019 by Elizabeth Skinner

Time is finite. We all have the same 24 hours in a day so time management is key to having a successful college semester and the year overall. University can be tough for students because you need to juggle school, work and for some family. A study by Georgetown University shows that in the age bracket of 16-29, 40% of students work while in the age bracket of 30-54, 76% of students work. There are many things that require our priority, but with proper planning, this can be put under control. As a student, you need to know how to manage time for study. … Read Article »

Productivity

Making Your Office A More Productive Place
August 13, 2019

It’s difficult to concentrate when you’re surrounded by chaos. A cluttered, messy office can affect the concentration of your employees and leave them less productive than you’d like. Developing your workplace into a place that can help improve efficiency and bring your employees closer together is a worthwhile investment for any business. … Read Article »

Productivity

How Painting Can Increase Productivity At Your Workplace
August 12, 2019 by Emma Sneddon

Often members of staff can appear fatigued or unmotivated despite making good time and managing workloads. In the workplace, we sometimes find that our mood can completely change based on our surroundings and décor. For instance, how you paint the breakroom can offer staff a respite from the white office walls and help reconfigure focus, as it’s not only the workload that affects us at work. Oddly enough the surroundings have more to do with our general mood and emotions then we realise even down to the paint colour we use on our walls. … Read Article »

Career Development

Careers You Can Prepare For Online
August 12, 2019

Nowadays people don’t tend to stay in on career for their whole life. With so many resources and new opportunities that open up n a daily basis, it would almost be silly to stick to one career path and just one set of skills. It’s never too late to start considering a move in careers even if you’ve been doing what you are now for many years. It’s even possible to train for some careers at home, which opens up even more variety and opportunities, especially if you haven't got the time or money to stop working to train full time. … Read Article »

People Skills

Are You Making The Most Of Your Employees' Skills?
August 10, 2019

Having a great team behind you is an important part of helping your business succeed. And a part of having a great team means using their skills in the best way possible. While you can always bring new talent in your team through recruitment, it’s better to be able to help your existing team shine through making the most of their skills and experience. … Read Article »

Office Management

What Should You Expect From The Right Managed IT Support Services?
August 7, 2019 by Mitesh Patel

When an organisations' IT infrastructure has become outdated due to underinvestment, there is often a negative impact on staff to deliver the standard of service expected of them to their customer base. Difficulties and challenges arise as IT systems continue to age and no significant progress to modernise is achieved. Depending on the company and their ability to invest, there are so many IT services & solutions available - it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article we look at what you should be expecting from a managed IT services company in order to free up your (and your employee's) time. … Read Article »