Category Archives: Business

Has the cover letter become obsolete in the recruitment process?

With time ever more precious, and our reliance on technology rising, it is hardly surprising that all our recruitment is becoming increasingly automated. The recruiter’s time became even more strained at the edges when benefit laws changed a few years ago to enforce job seekers to apply for jobs to clock up numbers, rather than because…
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How to make incoming calls into increased sales:

 We all work incredibly hard at our marketing.   We may well work hard at presentations and even attack the “dreaded” cold calling.  But one area of sales that can easily be overlooked is the handling of incoming enquiries.  This can be an expensive oversight.  The people who make the effort to contact you are your…
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British business owners face a plethora of new challenges in 2018

In the early 1990’s, a recession was something you kept on going through to come into some sunlight the other side. However, the last eight or nine years have been very different. We have all had to adjust to ongoing turmoil – pressures that may change but are unlikely to ease in the way they…
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The in-balance preventing women from accessing finance needs changing

The 2017 annual report for the Women’s Business Council celebrated what it described as making “significant ground in engaging with female entrepreneurs”. The WBC was first launched in 2012 to support women in the workplace, both employed and self-employed. The council report that there are roughly 1.2 million women led SME’s in the UK, contributing…
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