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As a new entrepreneur, it’s likely that you’ll be wearing more hats than you could have imagined. This could mean having to be admin staff in the morning, a graphic designer in the afternoon and accountant at night. For this reason, before starting a business, you should be well-equipped for the challenges that will inevitably come. One way you can do this is by improving your skills so that you’re able to handle the many tasks that you may be responsible for, especially in the early days. If you happen to be a new entrepreneur...

After a while, things can get stale. This is especially true if you’ve established a rigid daily work routine that makes you tired, sometimes even despite your otherwise successful business life. In order to spark some excitement in your life once more, we’re prepared a list of 5 simple changes you can make that are bound to make a change for the better sooner or later: Re-arrange the furniture in your office Familiarity and dullness often go hand in hand. But what would happen if you decided to completely re-arrange the furniture...

We live in the age of the startup. The digital realm has become a colossal source of empowerment for those who have been failed by the education system and the job market. One can’t blame them, they bought into the same narrative that their parents were sold, and it worked for them. “Work hard now”, they said “and you’ll reap the rewards later”. So they worked hard. They got good grades in school, went on to go to university where they also excelled. But upon graduating they experienced a reality that was altogether different...

The story of the Newcastle City Council exposing the personal data of thousands of adopted children in a wrong email attachment highlights a sad truth: no organization, no matter how big or small, is immune to human error. Just like outsider attacks, mistakes can ruin your reputation, damage operations, and maybe even take your company out of the game. What’s more, governments around the world have made sure that reporting data breaches is mandatory. In such a landscape, anxious business owners have grasped cybersecurity technologies...

Human Resources (HR) is a crucial part of any organization. An HR professional will make sure that everything runs smoothly within the company and that all employees feel valued and well looked after – this, in turn, can help any company to grow while creating a positive working atmosphere. As a result, HR can be an incredibly rewarding line of work with a lot of variety and good career progression opportunities. So, if HR sounds like an area that you feel that you would thrive, how can you go about getting your foot on the ladder...

Even if you’re one of those lucky people who absolutely adore their jobs, whether you’re working for yourself or for someone else, there will be days that are more stressful than others. There will be days when something goes wrong, or when you’re just extra busy. It’s always good to de-stress and unwind when you get home, but when you’ve had a stressful day, it’s even more important to relax. Not everyone is able to relax that easily – they don’t know how to do it, or they’re always thinking of work. Here are some ways...

Most businesses need to produce videos in some form or other to help with their marketing and sales, internal training, reports, or as content for a website or social media. If you’re recording business videos it is a safe bet that you’ll want it to look as impressive as possible – which can be a problem if you don’t have much experience and lack the budget to hire a professional. The good news is that there are several easy ways to start recording much more impressive-looking business videos: Bump up the frame rate of the recording As...

This year, consumer expectations are higher than ever before due to the growing long-term impact of real-time communication tools such as live chat and texting, both of which consumers have grown accustomed to using and rely on to resolve customer service issues. And as more companies adopt these tools to meet consumer expectations, some may argue it’s certainly more crucial than ever to join the pack. Consumer satisfaction levels have plateaued since the first quarter of 2017, taking a slight dip after they reached an all-time...

As a business owner, you are constantly juggling all kinds of responsibilities, issues, and stresses. The bottom line is that you want your company to be successful, and for that to happen, you need to make sure the company runs efficiently and smoothly. A bit part of a company’s success depends on the employees. It goes deeper than just hiring the right person for the job, your team also needs to be able to communicate and work well together. If you feel like your employees aren’t exactly in-tune with one another and working well...

Have you lost your passion for your career? Are you ready to try something new? You won’t be the first to feel like they are at a dead end with their job. So, why not drive a new career path with a business from a van? Commercial vans specialist, Van Monster, discuss how you can re-discover your passion for working with a new career in your van. Keep costs down when setting up a new business by operating from your very own van as opposed to renting or buying premises. Your van could be the key to accelerating to success. From courier...