The Guide to a Happy Office (Infographic)

Keeping everything under control in an office can be hard work. As your business begins to grow, so will your team, and with this comes great responsibility. The first hurdle that you need to cross is finding an office which is in a location which works well for all employees and clients (should they need to visit you). This can be quite the challenge, as all businesses are usually striving for a spot in a location with easy access to public transport.…

Business Vehicles – Should You Lease or Buy?

  It is funny how ingrained certain ideas become in our minds on the basis of minimal information. If you are looking for a place to live, it is better to buy than to rent. If you want a car for personal use, it’s best to pay cash. And if you are getting a vehicle for business, it is lease all the way. This last point, in particular, is an interesting one. Lease deals are rapidly becoming all the rage, both for business and personal vehicles.…

What Does the Future of Work Look Like? (Infographic)

Near enough every single business has to face keeping up with the ever-changing world of technology. With more and more operations relying on technology for a smoother process, it is important to stay up to date and in the loop with new gadgets, software, and any other implementations that can improve your workforce. With the technological world constantly changing, the future of work is looking more revolutionised than ever before… meaning RPA software is about to become something extremely popular. RPA (robotic process automation) is an emerging technology which has the potential to revolutionise offices across the globe – all companies are soon going to be very aware of it.…

5 Ways to Improve the Safety of Your Home Office

Your home is your haven, and your home office is an integral part of it. If you want to improve the safety of your home office, you need to make sure your entire house is as safe as possible. Whether you’re living alone, with a partner or have a whole family to take care of – small kids and all – then you need to take it upon yourself to provide a safe space for everyone living there, while ensuring that your business operations aren’t disrupted.…

Data Skills You Will Need to Progress in a Data Scientist Role

If you are interested in getting a job as a data scientist, you are not alone, with data scientist being voted the best job in America again in January 2017. With a competitive salary and thousands of job openings monthly, it really can be a great career to get into if you aren’t already. Of course, you need to have a good level of understanding of data science to pursue the career but below are some more skills that companies look for when hiring.…

How to Get Your Niche Business Booming Online

So, you’ve got a niche business up and running that you want to grow bigger. New platforms has made it easier for people to try their hand at e-commerce, but only some have the skills to become a prominent and important store. How do you do it? Thankfully, there are some straightforward tried and tested methods to help you attract customers and become more of a leader in your chosen market. Here are just some of them. First things first – choose a hosting provider The very initial thing you need to do in the process of starting an online business is deciding upon a hosting provider.…

Skills Every Business Administrator Should Have

How many times have you worked for an administrator who never seemed to know exactly how to communicate what needed to be done or never seemed to really hear what you were saying? Their minds seemed to be somewhere else. Perhaps they were thinking of everything they needed to do or perhaps they had never learned to stay on task. This could easily have been resolved if they had taken the time to get a masters in project and program management degree because those skills can be learned.…

Words of Warning: Starting a Business is Hard (Infographic)

B2B research from Circle Research have created this infographic to educate you just how hard it is to start your own business. A really interesting fact that is definitely worth knowing, is that nearly 60% of all businesses fail within the first five years of starting up. Different niches have different success rates. For example the top survival rate is Healthcare. All statistics shown, over 40% of all healthcare businesses survive, this is a massive difference compared to any other business niche.…

Revolutionise Your Business With an Online Law Firm

When you’re running a small business, you need legal advice just as much as a large, well established firm. It’s possible you need it even more so in the early days: established companies have well-worn procedures in place to deal with most easy to anticipate issues that may arise: as someone setting up a business for the first time you don’t have that luxury. It’s equally true that you likely don’t have the resources necessary to keep a lawyer on staff ready for every situation that arises – even if you do, it would likely be a waste of your budget to hire your own corporate lawyer at such an early stage.…

How to Choose the Right Remote Assistant

Hiring the right remote virtual assistant is much tougher than most entrepreneurs initially think. Forget the fact that they’re often continents away from you, which presents its own set of challenges. Remote assistants are just like any other employee you hire – some are good and still others are a nightmare waiting to happen. Like Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump character famously said “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” If you’ve ever hired employees before, it’s quite likely you’ve pulled a bad apple or two out of the bag.…