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The Benefits of Professional Networking to Develop Your Business

As it is a fresh new year, many business owners will be starting to think about their business and how they can take new steps to grow it in 2016. Whether you like it or loathe it, professional networking is vital for business growth and any business owner who really wants to grow their business this year, will need to get involved in it. There are many different types of professional networking and it is Read more…

How to deal with staff shortage over Christmas

Whether it’s a delay in deliveries, long queues in shops or a lack of nurses and too many patients, a staff shortage can certainly cause chaos, especially at this time of the year. With disgruntled customers and stressed workers, a lack of resources can put a huge strain on everyone. It is supposed to be the time of the year where we are relaxed and happy, looking forward to our holidays and quite often this Read more…

Tips for making the move from cold calling to social media for market research

A recent conversation with someone got me thinking about social media and how it can be used for market research purposes. He had endured the awful experience of starting a job which turned out to be a market research role, phoning people at home and asking them questions from a survey. It surprised me that companies are still using the old-fashioned method of ripping pages out the phone book and cold calling customers. In this Read more…

Why headhunting can be more beneficial for recruiting than traditional methods

The way we recruit has changed over the years and unlike before, it is not enough just to advertise on a job site and wait for responses. Traditional methods still have a place and can be useful, particularly if they are used in conjunction with more up-to-date methods, however, a more focused approach can offer a lot of benefits. This is particularly the case for senior and specialised roles, which can be notoriously difficult to Read more…

Are you Maximising your Social Media Campaign?

We all know the importance of social media these days, after all, most people spend hours each day trawling through Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Most businesses know that they should be doing more to promote themselves on social media, but don’t really know where to start or how long to dedicate to the process. There are various social media marketing steps you can take to ensure you don’t fall behind with your social media Read more…

5 Ways to Keep the Door Open for Returning Employees

It is a tough fact, but no matter how efficiently you run your business, employees are always going to leave for new opportunities. This can happen for all sorts of reasons; including a complete change of career, change of scenery, better money or wider opportunities. You may offer enticing reasons for employees to stay within the company, but this may not be enough to change their mind. Although you may feel a sense of anger Read more…

Interview with D & G Candleboys

David and Greg started their PartyLite career many years ago as hosts, they loved the products so much that they held several parties a year which were always a great success! They got engaged in 2008 still hosting parties but never once considered (seriously) that they could ever make money being a consultant instead of a host! They decided to join PartyLite as consultants and on October 30th 2010 D&G PartyLite Consultants was born. To find out more, visit https://dg.partylite.co.uk/MySuccess Hello D&G, thanks for taking the Read more…

How to finance your business – 5 top tips

When you make a decision to start working for yourself, it can often be difficult to find the finances to get you off the ground and this can sometimes even prevent you from following your dream. No matter what kind of business you are in, you will need some finances to get you started. If you are an artist, you’ll need materials; if you decide to write a novel, you’ll need the cash to cover Read more…

Interview with Melanie Wood

Melanie is an independent consultant with Arbonne, which is a health and wellness internet marketing company. She currently lives in sunny Australia, after taking the plunge to move over a couple of years ago from Scotland. You can order products from Melanie at www.melaniewood.arbonne.com or contact her via her Facebook page Melanie Wood – Arbonne Independent Consultant, where you can find out about free trials of the all product ranges and up to 40% on Read more…