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An office which is too small is never ideal, but there comes a point when it’s a real problem for businesses. This is when it’s not only difficult from a functional point of view, but cramped spaces can also affect your level of motivation and capacity to solve problems or be creative. Whether you are working from home by yourself or are managing a team of people in one office, as your business expands it is likely that you are going to need more space. Maximize the Space You Have It’s very possible that you may be able...

Sometimes, bad things happen, relationships sour, and trustees need to be removed from trusts. No matter what reason you have for taking this kind of action, you need to ensure that the situation is dealt with swiftly, effectively, and amicably. That way, everybody’s needs will be met and compensated for, and you’ll avoid making the situation worse than it already is as a result. Removing a trustee is a highly complex matter. If the wrong approach is taken or if certain requirements aren’t met, disputes can arise and make...

The Right People For The Right Job It’s easy to make mistakes when hiring personnel. Some are more obvious than others. Unfortunately, the techniques of yesteryear may not be as applicable in the modern era. Economy, politics, technology, and society shift with time. Certainly, history doesn’t repeat itself. But as the old quote goes, “it does rhyme”. You can’t do a good rhyme with the same word. If you rhyme “lime” with “lime”, that’s a bad lyric. But if you rhyme “lime” with “mime”, you not only paint...

Research suggests the average age of a successful company founder is 42. This statistic stands in sharp contrast with the Silicon Valley image we all have in our minds. The pretty picture of a young, twenty-something making millions from their passion has somehow morphed into a blurry vignette shot of a middle aged man with a briefcase full of papers. It’s important to help keep the dream of the young entrepreneur alive… because the future and progression of business will be shaped by the Gen Xs and Millenials of the world. There...

If you run a small business, you could see its growth stalling disappointingly quickly. Perhaps you have made the mistake of focusing too strongly on your native market. After all, your rivals could have much in their favour – and be competing for market slices that were never all that large in the first place. The good news is that, thanks to our increasingly interconnected world, taking your business into the international ring doesn’t have to be as time-consuming as you might have anticipated. Don’t wait...

Do you struggle to understand the art of matching a shirt and tie? From identifying which colours that go well together, to acknowledging the prints that compliment each other, all in all it can be quite challenging. That’s why CT shirts, retailers of men’s shirts and experts in male fashion, we bring you this comprehensive shirt and tie guide. Colour complementing When complementing the colours of your shirt and tie, bear in mind the following advice: A safe option for choosing the right shirt of tie, is sticking to a ‘theme’....

Short-term breakups can often be much more straightforward: there are no joint assets, no shared group of friends to deal with and less at stake when it comes to emotional impact. It’s for this reason that splitting from a long-term partner can be incredibly challenging. However, by approaching the practical aspects with a relatively level head, you can help make the process less complicated and, hopefully, less painful. Legal proceedings If you’re married to your long-term partner and live together, you will likely need...

Entrepreneurs are constantly thinking of new business ideas. However, when starting a business, whether you’ve been part of a start-up previously or not, you often overlook the important factors when it comes to setting up an office. From health and safety rules and regulations, to licenses, it’s crucial that you cover all the necessary points if you want to set up your own business. Licensing Starting your new business is sure to be an exciting time, but this doesn’t mean you can overlook legalities. It may not be the...

As a business owner, it is so easy to stay within your comfort zone once you feel like you have reached a certain level of success. Unfortunately, letting your business become static is a dangerous game. Your market and competition are changing constantly. Your business could be knocked off its post at any moment. To avoid this, you must ensure that your business is always pushing itself to be better and opening itself up to new horizons. Growth is really the only way to reach ultimate success. Really though, there is no limit...

People go into business for different reasons, but one thing that can almost be taken for granted is that everybody wants to make a profit.Otherwise you might as well be throwing cash away! We all know that profit is the key to a successful business, yet some of us are unknowingly cutting into our returns without knowing it. Here are 5 ways you could be damaging your income without knowing it. Weak Customer Service Customer service today has changed a lot from what it used to be. There was a time when this department existed...