Updating your website with new information can be the last thing on your ‘to do ‘ list. Thinking of subjects to blog about or having the time to write about them can be hard work. Here are a few tips you can consider to give you inspiration for your blogs.

Investing in quality product photography is one of the most effective ways you can increase your visibility and sales from the web. Good product photography will enhance the perceived value of your products and increases the credibility of your business - but it doesn't need to break the bank.

In today’s constantly changing and uncertain times, equipping your managers with the critical skills they need to drive growth has never been more important. Unfortunately, management and leadership has been a long-time blind spot in the UK skills agenda, with 71% of firms failing to offer training to first-time managers, instead leaving them to sink or swim in leadership roles that require an entirely different set of skills to the ones that they were promoted for.

Ross Golightly, Managing Director of Sphera Consulting, shares some insights on how to grow your business to the next level.

Adhere to these 6 intellectual property (IP) rules in your product development activities to ensure that you are able to benefit fully from the resulting product:

A recent survey by YouGov considered 525 SME's (all with employees). The statistics were concerning

  • 22% said they had 1 person or no people responsible for health and safety;
  • 23% said this was because of time;
  • 19% blamed cost;
  • 32% admitted one preventable accident within the last 12 months.

The administration of health and safety is time consuming, will cost money but should reduce the number of accidents at work and is a legal requirement.

When setting up in business, the temptation is often to work alone, taking on every role imaginable to get the business launched, the work rolling in and the job done. However, just because you're a sole trader, it doesn't mean that you should work alone. In fact, the opposite is true.

When entering into a commercial lease landlords and tenants need to know what their obligations are in relation to repairing and maintaining the property both during and at the end of the lease. The vast majority of commercial leases require the tenant to return the property back to the landlord in good condition.

In the first part of this article I discussed email systems, rapid process improvement and the need for routines. This concluding part looks at the remaining four problems I see on a regular basis that adversely affect productivity in the office.

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