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Whether you have made investments before or if you are just about to start purchasing shares for the first time, you might already be aware of the fact that the stock market can be a fickle friend. Because of all the factors that go into the increase or decrease in the value of stocks, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to investing and how much is a good amount to start with. This is where an asset manager can come into play and take that uncertainty away for you. Trusting an asset manager to look after your...

Spend too much on social media and in front of your computer screen and you may indeed increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety. However, it’s now proven that technology can also have positive outcomes on our mental wellbeing too – even in our busy digital world. These days, many of us have turned to apps like Headspace, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think for support with a number of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The office is main source of stress for adults in the UK, as revealed...

Employees are the lifeblood of any organization.  For small businesses in particular, hiring and retaining the right team is essential to keeping operations moving seamlessly.  Unlike large companies, small businesses usually don’t have an HR team dedicated to creating performance rewards or flexible working schemes.  What small businesses lack in resources, however, they make up for in engagement.  Having a smaller staff means owners know their staff on a more personal level. This way, they can really understand their day-to-day...

California has become a beacon for American innovation and a blazing symbol of progressivism. But California has a problem. Bradley Tusk, an early investor in Uber, says that the reality of Uber in 2020 is not aligned with the original vision for the company. This vision was not for drivers to “Uber everywhere,” but rather for driver partners to earn some side money while retaining a primary job.  The issue is that about 4% of Uber drivers in America count on Uber for a...

As a manager, there are many challenges you will face in your business. Some of these will not be a lot of fun. Some may even be very stressful and demanding on a personal level. Here are a few resources and advice to help guide you through difficult real-life situations. Firing an employee This can be one of the worst things you will have to do as a manager. Some companies even hire in specialist termination companies to handle this uncomfortable process. However, it is vital that you know how to fire an employee in a firm,...

There are various reasons to consider a new office. Perhaps, as your workforce grows, space in your current office is increasingly at a premium. Alternatively, you might need to be closer to a thriving business hub, like a major city, where networking and making connections are both easier. Whatever your own incentives for relocating, there’s the question of whether your choice of office architecture should be classic or modern. Whichever way you go, look for the following features… Lots of light When on a viewing...

Back when senior executives of large corporations only had to focus on earnings growth and people stayed in their jobs, it could be argued that business leadership was simpler.  Today, factors like evolving technology and labor mobility have created an environment that keeps companies on their feet and changing. In this environment, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be able to incorporate new practices that will enhance their business activity.  Having a clear vision that defines the new paths chosen...

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and 3D printing are just two examples of the massive inroads which smart technology have made in recent years regarding the manufacturing industry. Continually pushing for development, the current situation we have, now, in 2019, is a far cry away from the establishment of the infancy of the moving assembly line established in 1913. Taking these incredible advances in mind, the progression which has occurred in the past century have been, undeniably, colossal. ‘Enablers’ is the buzz term floating...

If your company produces hazardous waste at any point, then it is your responsibility to make sure there is a viable waste management system in place to deal with it. Failure to do so can result in damage to the environment and harm to human health. Hazardous waste can be liquid, solid, sludge, or even contained gases. Whatever form it takes, there is a risk that it could contaminate groundwater and surface water supplies. This in turn can present a threat to human and environmental health. As a result, the UK government has outlined...

News travels fast but big brands travel even faster. Famous faces, iconic logos, and company catchphrases seem to crop up in every corner of the globe. This might leave you wondering, how on earth did they get there? If you think back to 2015, you might recall a documentary staring the not-so-unknown ex-England football star David Beckham. This show, The Unknown, followed Britain’s beloved Becks as he travelled around the world to see how his fame had spread (oh, and ‘find himself’ of course). Thanks to the global adoration...