Report calls for investment in line management training

More than two-fifths (45 percent) of workers believe their line manager don’t help morale at work and one in three (32 percent) feel uncomfortable approaching management about work problems, according to a poll published today. The TUC report, Improving Line Management claims that while the majority of UK workers feel …

How eCommerce business owners prep for global sales during the holidays

When it comes to running an eCommerce business, the holiday selling season can be a real challenge — and a profit-booster, provided you prep accordingly. I asked four eCommerce CEOs a handful of questions about how they plan, prepare and execute global sales during holiday crunch time. Meet the CEOs …

How testing your marketing messages can impact your small business

As you’ll no doubt be aware, the testing phase of a project is crucial. While a bug or two can be excusable, the same can’t be said if you make a mistake with your marketing messages. In fact, it can drive traffic away — permanently. You can reduce that risk, …

Men are less likely to be stressed by long hours at work, research suggests

Men who work long hours are less likely to become depressed than women who have similarly time consuming roles, a study from researchers at University College London and Queen Mary University has found. The study of more than 20,000 adults published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, found …

CIPD highlights gap between ‘fat cat’ top earners and the rest of the workforce

Just three days into the New Year, today (Friday 4 January), the UK’s top bosses will have made more than a typical full-time worker will earn in the entire year, according to calculations from independent think tank the High Pay Centre and the CIPD. The average (median) full-time worker in the …

5 benefits of business SMS messaging

As a small-business owner, it’s important to be efficient about how you communicate whenever possible. Just like your customers, you’re always on the move—and you need to make sure that every interaction helps build stronger, more connected relationships. With a dedicated phone number for your small business, you’re on the …

UK employees no longer incur huge expenses entertaining clients

Long corporate lunches were once the cornerstone of the corporate expense account, but new figures show just 13 percent of today’s workforce claim expenses for lunch at a restaurant, compared to 36 percent of those in the 1970s and 37 percent in the 80s. The data, released by Barclaycard, also …

Money-Saving Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur requires specific skills to become successful in business; one of the key skills is financial management. When operating any business, the owner needs to spend carefully to avoid facing financial challenges. Any business owner needs to be aware of a few money-saving tips to overcome financial challenges and …