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7 Ways to Make Your Charts Work for You

Creating brand new charts for your business can be a complicated and confusing process. Analytics must be presented to your employees, board members and stakeholders who take your business to heart. However, these charts must not be boring or drab. The best charts combine the business information you need to present with artwork that is much more fun to view. Start With The Data You cannot begin to make a [...]

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Simple Ways to Improve the Productivity of Your Employees

Every single business manager out there realizes how important it is to keep employees at peak work productivity levels and realizes that this is not easy to do. Most of the people these days are not happy with their jobs so we have to take a different approach so that we can make them enjoy the work more. It is something that seems difficult but with the following advice, we [...]

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I Am Confused, Mr Carney!

And I suspect I am not the only one that has had their view on Stg whip sawed by the Bank of England’s ‘’guidance’’. Mr Carney’s tenure as head of the UK Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was supposed to herald a new era where the monetary authority provided the market with clear guidance on monetary policy. Even the most uninformed trader (and there are a few of those) would be [...]

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Belfast Business to Gain from Belfast Hour

Law firm Edwards & Co Solicitors has launched a new initiative to develop links and communication among entrepreneurs and small businesses in Belfast. Based on Twitter, the project is increasing rapidly in terms of popularity with over 1,000 followers and is causing a stir among SMEs in Belfast. With over 350 businesses taking part in this initiative every week, Belfast hour is a Twitter-based forum, on which businesses and individuals [...]

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4 Effective Tips to Help in Dealing with China Exporters

Doing business with China exporters can be profitable or a total fail depending on how you approach partnerships. China is known for its large production lines thus buying goods from the country is way cheaper compared to anywhere else. If you are to deal with the Chinese companies or manufacturers effectively, you will need to understand the dynamics of the trade; how payments are issued, how to search for suppliers, [...]

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How to Encourage Employees to Take Active Breaks Throughout the Day

It may seem like an easy task, but getting your employees to actually take productive breaks is more challenging than getting them to do their work. This is because, while they might not do actual work, they’re stuck in the same environment, consisting of overexposure to electronic devices, sitting all day on furniture that’s not good for their posture, and not eating or drinking healthily. This often results in an [...]

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Reasons to Start Your Own Business

Another long day at work? Building someone else’s dream with all of the stress and none of the rewards coming your way? Calling time on working for someone else is something that almost all workers are tempted by at some point in their career, yet a combination of fear and a lack of motivation prevents most from actually taking the plunge. It’s easy to worry that running your own business [...]

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Rubicon Bridges a Gap for Females in the STEM Sector with the Exxcel programme

The Rubicon Centre, Irelands leading business innovation hub has launched a brand new programme for women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) sectors. The Exxcel programme which is due to begin in September will be a flexible, part time programme that will run for six months and allow women in these sectors the opportunity to develop and progress their business idea while staying in the workforce. CIT, Rubicon [...]

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Using Review Sites to Improve Your PPC Success

Pay per click marketing is an ever evolving machine, and you need to stay on top of the changes that are transforming the arena. Campaign trends seem to change almost weekly, and what got you most traffic and conversions last month may not be as effective in the coming months. In this psot we’ll talk using review sites to achieve PPC success. One area that businesses are currently not taking [...]

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Getting Health and Safety Right in a Small Business

As a small business it’s essential you are up to speed with health and safety law to avoid injuries to employees, which could result in legal cases. In the UK, the main legislation to follow is the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), and managing the duties involved in protecting employees and/or members of the public falls on those at the top – employers, owners and directors. Health and [...]

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6 Effective Mobile Marketing Tips for Your Small Business

Mobile marketing is more than just a simple trend. More consumers than ever before are using their mobile devices to access websites, to interact on social media, and to purchase products and services from digital-enabled businesses. How important is mobile marketing? With over 1 billion consumers using their mobile devices for actions that benefit your business, this makes it a type of marketing that you shouldn’t avoid. Doing so would [...]

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How to Use Customer Feedback to Improve Your Business Offering

In business, keeping your customers happy is the key to becoming successful. You need to really listen to the voice of the customer if you want to ensure you’re providing the best possible service. All businesses make mistakes. It is how you learn and grow. When you initially came up with a business plan, you had some idea of how it would be run, the products you would sell and [...]

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Business Leaders: How to Raise Your Leadership in the Workplace

Effective leadership is an accumulation of many areas of knowledge that can be utilized in different ways for different situations. Enhancing leadership skills is a lifelong learning opportunity that can pay off in greater professional recognition and more exciting career opportunities. Here are some straightforward ways to raise your leadership in your career. Improve Your Listening Skills Industry Leaders Magazine notes that good listening skills are among the most critical [...]

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[Event] Free ‘The Perils of Business Growth’ Seminar, September 16

At long last we are starting to see some signs of recovery and business growth, however, this comes with its own risks, many businesses have failed as a result of uncontrolled growth, so business owners need to be careful. Broadly there are three categories of risk associated with business growth: Financial – Increased turnover requires increased working capital, if it’s not available, your business goes bust. Infrastructure – Growth usually requires more [...]

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Start-up Story: ArtNouv

Artnouv converts your memories into handmade commissioned oil on canvas paintings. We do this at reasonable prices, therefore making art more accessible to all. We also support upcoming artists with providing them with a free online gallery for their work. Art is like wine, in our opinion. One doesn’t always know what is a good investment or not but one always knows what they like or don’t like. So if [...]

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