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Tips for maturing a company

However, for Liz Yorke, Director of Global Operations at officebroker.com, for companies to achieve successful and sustainable growth, they need to …

Possessive

SMEs To Create New Jobs In 2014

The research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks also found that businesses which plan to create new jobs expect to grow employee numbers by nearly 10 …

Crucial

How to get a good work-life balance

Being busy can often be more destructive than productive. You can work yourself into an early grave whilst simply struggling to make the right …

Work-life Balance

Traits of a great boss

A few years back, Geoffrey James interviewed some of the most successful CEOs in the world in order to discover their management secrets. He learnt …

Employee Engagement

Top Five Emotional Intelligence Moments of 2013

In honor of our fifth consecutive year of compiling this video list, the bright minds behind TalentSmart have narrowed down 2013′s five most memorable displays of emotional intelligence (EQ). Some are shining examples of EQ in action, while others illustrate how quickly trouble can find those who …

How Innovative Companies Collaborate

<i>For highly innovative group collaborations, do what the big tech firms do: Cycle through collaborations with different pairs and take the long view.</i><p>Here’s a deceptively simple question: What company brought you the iPhone? If you said Apple, you’re correct, of course — but that answer fails to …

10 easy ways to make money in 2014

You’ve heard it before: Resolutions are for quitters. So don’t burden yourself with a list of useless declarations about not spending money in …

Keeping Calm in a Crisis

Symptoms for stress can include increased irritability, severe mood changes, lack of concentration, black and white thinking, difficulty making …

Mindfulness

Exploiting the herd – why reviews are so important

The point is this, fashion trends happen because we tend to move as a herd. As business people, we need to both understand this and see that it …

Marketing

Attracting the best talent

Companies spend so much time interviewing and are so fed up by the time they see their tenth or twentieth applicant, who really is not going to be …

Employment

The best way to eat an elephant (Goal setting)

Ridiculous saying really, as none of us would actually want to eat an elephant, but it gives a metaphorical picture of how we can get things done …

Mount Everest

Expand your business circle - and grow your business

But how do you grow this circle of business opportunity, and give your business the best possible chance? After all, you can only get so far by just …

Small Business

People Hire For Acceptability Not Capability

Inequality of the sexes has been on the agenda for years, but I think it is now vital to look at the huge issues we have with ageism as well. When …

The Workplace

Guide: Tips on how to transform your business by adopting flexible working

Businesses are recognising the need to work smarter and do more with less by embracing new ways of working. It’s no surprise then that, as part of …

Project Management

How to better manage your stress levels

Whilst it’s good advice, it’s not always the easiest thing to do in practice, especially when you’re caught up in a stress cycle, says Kate Nowlan, …

Self-help

British small businesses adopt the “worliday” mentality

Research reveals that 62 per cent of people who run small businesses have been logging on to access their mobile devices for work reasons whilst …

Small Business

How to stop the bad apples ruining the team

They spout off about how dreadful the company is, how mean the management team is, what dreadful terms and conditions they have, and how they (or the …

Self-help

Its lonely at the top

It is widely acknowledged that to have CEO level of success you have to have a certain personality, drive and clear thinking but Shaw argues that the …

Loneliness

5 Reasons Why You Struggle With Negotiation

This has become even more true in the current market conditions – where savvy buyers and decision makers are looking to get the best value when …

Employment

Expecting productivity from an unmotivated team won’t work

Following a double dip recession and now a sense that we might be turning a corner are employers asking too much of their employees?<p>If you were made …

Employee Engagement

Mentoring - become a business Yoda

The recession, and the record levels of youth unemployment that have accompanied it, has driven more and more young people to start their own …

Entrepreneurship

Six top tips to secure government contracts

That’s why it is promising to see central and Local Government making inroads to help SMEs through the procurement tendering process but there is …

Blockchain

The future of business is flexible

Here Michael Davies, of London Offices takes a look at why flexible working space solves many office worries and why it helps keep costs down.<p>A …

Small Business

Failing to plan?

My business partner and I have been working through some management development training ideas for an open course that we are running shortly and one …

How to choose the right office space for your business

Many people have got them down to a tee, but having a check list is always handy. Here, Michael Davies, of LondonOffices.com talks about what to ask …

Small Business

Five fresh ideas to boost your business IQ

To help sweep out the mental cobwebs, management writer and business consultant Antonio E. Weiss — author of new bite-size business guide 101 …

Seven steps to managing your career

<b>1. Be clear what career progression looks like in today’s world</b><p>Career progression is more than ‘steps up’ the organisational ladder. Career …

Getting down to business

Elegant hands and wrists. A gorgeous body wrapped in a sharp suit. A white V-neck T-shirt. Not knowing he’s sexy. A sprinkling of grey. A scarily …

Mind

How to be a socially responsible start-up

<b>Firstly, don’t overstretch yourself</b><p>You want to care for the environment and support your local community, and corporate social responsibility is a …

Sustainability

Small Business & Shares For Rights

It’s certainly an interesting idea and it’s had its fair share of negative press. With the scheme now active, what will be its effect on small …

Small Business