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The Hidden Emotion Behind the Business Phone Call

The Hidden Emotion Behind a Business Phone Call

Emotion? What could emotion possibly have to do with business phone calls? Surely a phone call from a customer to a business is just a straightforward exchange between two people? Many of us would assume this to be the case but if you look a little closer, you will usually discover emotion hidden behind most […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Why Public Perception Makes CSR Essential for All Businesses

Most definitions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) centre around the concept of a self-regulatory business framework, outlining how businesses are socially accountable — to themselves, their stakeholders, and the public — for the impact they have on all aspects of society. To put it simply, CSR is all about businesses acting as good neighbours and […]

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Why Inefficient Diary Management is Impacting Business Productivity

Why Inefficient Diary Management is Impacting Business Productivity

Charlotte Menhennet, Sales Manager of call handling solutions provider Answer4u, looks at how inefficient diary management may be impacting on the productivity of companies across the UK – and how to solve the problem. Consider the Macroeconomics According to the House of Commons Library Business Statistics Report, the number of private sector companies in the […]

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Best time Management Apps

The Best Time Management Apps to Help Keep You on Schedule

Struggling to keep on top of all your tasks? Trying to strike the perfect balance between work and home whilst having a social life too? You are not alone. According to a survey carried out by One Poll.com, more than six out of 10 Brits quizzed said they struggled to keep their life organised with […]

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7 Of the Best Business Networking Tips and Techniques

7 Of the Best Business Networking Tips and Techniques

If you’re thinking of finding a business network or business networking events near you, the chances are that you want to either grow or consolidate your business. Networking is a great way to make personal connections with lots of people, get known by other successful business leaders in your local area, and build rewarding commercial […]

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Startup Marketing Strategy

Startup Marketing Strategy – Promoting Your Startup on a Budget

So, how should you go about promoting yourself with a limited budget? Here are four approaches to get your brand out there without emptying the bank. You’ve got an amazing product or service, so amazing in fact that you’re willing to dedicate time and effort and your next few months to a startup marketing campaign […]

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Finding the Right Startup Loan for Your New Business

Finding the Right Startup Loan for Your New Business

So, what are the main things to consider when you look for your ideal startup funding package? With record numbers of startup businesses being created in the UK, it’s clear that there is currently a real appetite for entrepreneurship across the country. Companies House has reported that there were 620,285 company incorporations in the 12 […]

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How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

How to Get the Best Out of Your Team

As a manager, you’ll usually be judged by others on the outputs of your team, so it’s crucial for both you and your organisation that you get the best from them. One of the most important things to remember however is that you can’t manage your team as a single entity. While it might be […]

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Benefits of Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace

How Coaching and Mentoring Can Support Business Growth

There are many benefits of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. Whether you’re mentoring an employee, a colleague, or someone keen to learn from you as they set out on their career path, you should both gain something valuable from the experience. Coaching and mentoring can be great ways to improve performance, but they don’t […]

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Apple or Android: Which Smartphone Should You Go For?

Apple or Android: Which Smartphone Should You Go For?

With the recent unveiling of the iPhone XS and XR, many smartphone users will be considering their next purchase in the world of app-based, internet beaming mobile devices. Apple undoubtedly pioneered the smartphone revolution with the seminal iPhone in 2007. Since then however, the playing field has levelled and some argue that iPhone is no […]

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