How co-working spaces can boost local economies

The routine of commuting five days a week to and from an employer’s office now seems somewhat old fashioned. Flexible and remote working have become much more common – and popular. One global survey found that 68% of employees prefer flexible working. In the US, when given the option of remote work, 87% of employees  take up the offer. […]

Customer loyalty key to businesses surviving cost of living crisis

Businesses of all sizes need to prioritise investment in their existing customers if they want to survive the cost of living crisis according to customer engagement experts at Appreciate Business Services. They have just released The Ultimate Guide to Customer Loyalty 2023, a free resource to help organisations improve their business’ customer loyalty strategy. The […]

Why SMEs need to think about recyclable packaging now

Packaging has been front-page news in the last 12 months or so. This has led to consumers being more aware of the environmental impact of packaging, and sparked campaigns to reduce unsustainable materials including single-use plastic. One of the key solutions that is often proposed in the “plastics debate” is making more packaging recyclable, and […]

How tech can help businesses fill talent gaps

As a result of Brexit and the impact of the pandemic many UK businesses are finding themselves struggling to find and recruit the staff that they need to meet the requirements they have. With UK job vacancies still hovering at around one million, the major shortages are being felt right across the UK economy, with industries including construction and manufacturing all feeling […]

How SMEs can scale successfully

When scaling a business, regardless of how big or small, the jump can be daunting. It requires seamless execution of a clear strategy along with support from across the entire business to make the transformation a success. Every person, especially within the leadership team, needs to be fully committed to creating a joined-up approach. When […]

Five steps to ensure your online presence stays strong

In today’s digital age, your website is often the first point of contact with potential customers. Merely creating a website and leaving it stagnant won’t suffice. Consistent website maintenance is essential to keep it running smoothly, secure, and engaging for your audience. Here, I’ve outlined five vital steps to ensure your website remains in order […]

15 Ways To Deal With Stress

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s no surprise that stress has become increasingly prevalent. From the pressures of work and social expectations to the constant bombardment of information and stimuli, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frazzled. However, no longer do adults have to live through the negative effects of stress. This article reveals 15 ways […]

Top tips for preparing your retail business for peak season

Boost team morale As positive as your team is on a typical working day, the pressures of peak season can cause morale to dip. While it’s expected for this to happen once or twice when things are extremely hectic, your team shouldn’t be experiencing longer periods of low morale. When your customer service team has […]