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The UK is getting back into business. Gradually, sector by sector, we are beginning to embrace the ‘new normal’, and businesses are once again raring to go. After the most recent loosening of lockdown measures, many pubs, bars, and restaurants have opened their doors to the public again. The likelihood is that it won’t be too long before most offices will begin to reopen as well, and the 8.4 million people who were furloughed and the many working from home will return to their workplace, ready to make up for lost time.   However,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Selling a vehicle is a different process than any other purchase. Almost always, it takes a long-term strategy of developing a deal, figuring out what vehicle will work best for a customer’s budget and needs, offering incentives and upgrades, sorting out financing and insurance, and more. As a manager of a dealership, you know that your sales team has developed and perfected their methods that work wonderfully in the showroom, but how confident are you that the same strategies can be applied to your website? The Latest E-Commerce...

No matter if you’re a customer or client, you are constantly wanting more from businesses who are providing you a product or service. This means that it’s crucial for organisations try to go above and beyond in a bit to ensure their customer’s experience is the highest it can be. You must look after your customers if you want to be successful, no matter what industry you are in. In this article, compiled by VW Transporter suppliers, Lookers, we explore which services are offered by industries to make sure clients and customers...

October is the perfect month to settle down with a warm blanket, a cup of tea, and a good horror story. Business owners may not believe in traditional ghosts and goblins, but chilling list of business mistakes is more than enough to make your hair stand on end! Voluntary liquidation experts Business Rescue Expert reveal all… A digital disaster As one of the most well-known camera brands in the world, Kodak has seen it’s fair share of success after more than a century of trading.  Back in the 1970’s, the photography...

Where it once required a ship to travel for several months to deliver goods from one landmass to another, that is no longer the case because as many financial experts state, the world is becoming a global marketplace as time and distance shrink for traders. The term globalization has been tagged onto the ease of trading between countries, financial institutions, and marketplaces. With the change in international trading, the interactions increase between people in diverse areas of different countries. Travel This can include...