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How productive is your office design

Businesses can greatly improve their staff productivity with better office design, suggests a new report highlighted on businesseurope.com Resear

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SME’s pay hefty bank fees

It has been reported that small businesses are paying more than £65 million in bank charges each year. New research from The Co-operative Bank sh

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Website hits record numbers!

Over 18,000 users visited our website in Q2 of 2005 meaning that our simple approach to providing advice on buying a telephone system is working!

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Happy 1st birthday to Businesslink.gov

Over 600,000 entrepreneurs have logged onto the govenment funded businesslink each month since its launch 1 year ago.

Business Link said the most…

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Banks agree to speed up on transfers and clearing

Britains Banking industry has finally given into pressure from small businesses and consumers to clear intermet, telephone and standing oredr…

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Dare you enter the Dragons den?

The second series of Dragons’ Den, the popular BBC series where budding entrepreneurs pitch for funding from a panel of wealthy and successful…

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Businesses urge interest rate cuts

Manufacturers & retailers are applying pressure to the monetary policymakers this week following the worst slump in trade for years. Lack of consumer…

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Avaya Kick Off

In a dress rehearsal for the FIFA Word Cup 2006 in Germany Avaya has successfully road tested their converged IP communications systems that underpin

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Start-ups advised to always read the small print

Hillyer McKeown, a North Wast law firm, is advising new and start-up businesses on how to ensure that they are paid in full and on time for their good

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Small firms win over larger rivals with flexible working practices

According to new research, 72% of small business decision makers said they would allow their staff to work remotely compared with 44% of those in…

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Financial downturn spreads to Services Industry

According to a recent report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), business volumes in consumer services firms, such as cinemas, travel…

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Staff work £14.3 million holidays

British employees fail to use 14.3 million days’ holiday each year, effectively providing companies with £1.2 billion worth of free labour, research c

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Firms risk staff burn-out!

Over half of Britain’

s companies have no system in place to tackle staff burnout, despite evidence that more than one in two (52%) workers having…

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Small firms bending over backwards

Smaller companies are leading the way in the adoption of flexible working practices and are starting to see it as a major advantage in the battle with

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Business legislations get the thumbs up!

Although owners of small companies are often stereotyped as virulently anti-red tape, if a recent survey is to be believed most actually think…

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Fancy winning an award for ‘Best New Start-Up’

The search for the UK's best new businesses is under way with the launch of the second annual Startups Awards. Entrepreneurs from across the count

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Work absense costs on the rise

A joint survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and insurer AXA shows that work absence cost employers £495 per employee in 2004, up fro

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Hang up on cold callers!

A recent report published by the OFT (Office of Fair Trading) warns small firms to hang up on cold callers using aggressive tactics to sell…

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Workers ‘waste’ three hours a day

Employees are wasting up to three hours a day because of faulty technology, pointless meetings and unnecessary phone calls.

Recent research…

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Spam filters work against employees

Over zealous anti-spam filters which block legitimate emails mean one third of workers are missing company deadlines, new research claims.

A…

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