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Are job descriptions the be all and end all when delegating?

It happens all the time in growing businesses, doesn’t it?<p>There are those tasks that either already exists, suddenly crop up, or begin to emerge – …

Get your business listed on Google Maps and Apple Maps

Thanks to how easy it is to access the internet today, many people will now begin their search for a business on Google Maps— that’s the case whether …

Taylor Review

The Taylor Review is a landmark occurrence for the for HR industry<p>The long-awaited Taylor Review on modern employment practices has been published …

Why UK workers are too scared to ask for flexible hours

According to a new report from social media training experts Digital Mums, seven in ten (68 per cent) UK employees would like to have flexible …

Workers in dangerous jobs let down by poor health and safety procedures

A quarter of employees working in hazardous job roles believe their employers aren’t doing enough to protect their health and keep them safe at …

Workers in start-ups and micro businesses are the happiest

Bigger isn’t always better in business, according to the British workforce, as new research reveals start-up employees are the happiest and most …

Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

UK micro-business owners and freelancers would be more interested in receiving sick pay than any other statutory benefits, according to new research …

Employment

Employee perks

Employee perks can really set your business apart<p>No small business could compete with employee perks like Goldman Sachs’ cover for gender …

Employment

Almost a third of Brits work from home at least once a week

Employees who work from home has increased by 25 per cent in the last five years, with 8.2 million (31 per cent) British employees now working from …

Telecoms

Seven reasons SMEs should invest in workplace wellbeing

The cost to business of poor health and wellbeing in the workplace has reached an all-time high. Rising sick leave is costing European businesses a …

Self-improvement

Customer service is a key differentiator for businesses

Customer service is a key differentiator for UK businesses. Brand reputation, competitiveness and position within the market are highly influenced by …

Customer Experience

Tips for staying cool in the office

Cutting out teas and coffee, investing in a personal fan and only eating small portions are some of the ways that sweltering staff can beat the heat …

Electronics

Staff perks – workers want early finish Fridays and flexible hours

More than one in ten office workers don’t get any perks<p>A lot of employers have the perception that offering staff benefits has to cost a fortune, but …

The Workplace

Five technologies helping B2B sales teams in UK SMEs

What challenges to B2B sales teams face?<p>In the world of B2B sales, often the challenges don’t change – but the tactics do.<p>That’s because the biggest …

Remote Working

Three major benefits of implementing mobile BI for SMEs

What are the major business benefits that organisations can gain across different departments from adapting mobile BI<p>Whether at the office, in the …

Why Net 30 Payment Terms Are (Probably) Bad for Your Business

When small business owners or freelancers create invoices, they normally use one of the most common payment terms: Net 30. Net 30 has become the …

What is the most common cause of frustration in the workplace?

47 per cent cite the office temperature as the most common cause of frustration in the workplace<p>New research reveals what it is that gets British …

International payment

International payment can take some practice for small business owners<p>Ensuring that employees are paid in full and on time is crucial to the success …

Most UK freelancers and contractors feel unsupported by government

Freelancers and contractors don't feel supported but are still likely to vote for Conservative<p>With the UK General Election imminent, 97 per cent of …

The benefits staff really want – Top tips on retaining the staff you love

What benefits can you offer to keep your staff happy?<p>Digital marketing recruitment specialists, Forward Role recruitment has revealed exactly the …

New Evidence That Small Businesses Are Headed for Trouble

Small businesses are frequently called canaries in the coal mine, forecasting by months or even years things to come in the larger economy.<p>Now, …

The Strategic Way to Tell Your Business Story

One of the strongest tools in women’s sales arsenal is storytelling, which is coming back into strategic vogue to help a company stand out, boost …

How small businesses can market on a budget

Experts and entrepreneurs share their tips at a Telegraph Small Business Connect seminar about SME marketing<p>Low on cash and experience, small business owners often find marketing a challenge.<p>So what can they do on a shoestring budget, and what’s the most effective approach? These questions were put …

Small Business

How to Build Your Business by Connecting with Influencers on Twitter

Twitter is a great tool for expanding your network.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Every business owner seeks to boost their market share and find new audiences for our products and services -- it’s how we stay profitable. One of the best ways to reach new …

The First Four Things You Must Know Before Buying A Franchise

Over the years, I’ve met many people who want desperately to own a business, but 1) just don’t know what it should be; or 2) lack the entrepreneurial vision and/or desire to start a business from scratch.<p>Enter one of the great inventions America has given to the world: the franchise.<p>Purchasing and …

Small Business

Five Ways To Attract More Customers To Your Website

In a sea of never-ending changes to the digital landscape that we call the internet, there seems to always be a new way to market your business and attract new customers to your website. While newcomers to the field of online marketing seem to chase one strategy after another, the veterans in the …

Marketing

Tips for Building a Small Business Through Branding

When you launch a small business, no matter the industry it’s in, it is important to spend a lot of time and energy on marketing. This is the way to …

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) …

Answer These 7 Questions Before Starting Your Side Business

Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you sure you can build a successful side business? It's smart to start thinking along these lines while …

5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

The internet's free exchange of ideas makes it easier than ever to learn about real-world issues that affect your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet …