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Absence Management

Reasons To Call In Sick

As advanced as technology and medicine are today for work and productivity, many common and rare illnesses can’t always be avoided. It is not illegal

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Business vs company

Business vs Company

For many, the terms “business” and “company” are used interchangeably in everyday conversation. This is understandable – both have many similarities, such as their commercial

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Tax-free bonus to employees in the UK - What you need to know

Are Bonuses Taxed UK?

As an employer, there may be many instances in which you want to provide your employees with some sort of bonus and find yourself asking

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Working for Great Organisations

5 Best Companies To Work For In The UK

Top companies usually have one thing in common: killer perks for workers. However, Real Business found that employers who treated staff well often didn't need to rely on flashy perks, while those who treated staff poorly often ended up included in class action lawsuits.

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Examples of copyright infringement

Copyright Infringement Examples

Lawsuits often stem from copyright infringement, plagiarism, or inaccurate details surrounding true events. In some cases, a lawsuit is wrapped up quickly, but here several famous copyright infringements that led to legal action.

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limited company meaning

What Is A ‘Limited Company’?

Key Characteristics of a UK Limited Company Distinct Legal Business Identity Unlike sole traders directly representing their businesses, limited companies establish unique legal entities separate

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Business finance spreadsheet

Businesses And PMT

The business world is filled with acronyms and business jargon that can leave even the most business-savvy amongst us scratching our heads. As a business

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companies with 4 day work weeks

4 Day Work Week

The four-day workweek has been applied by different companies in different ways. The outcomes were encouraging, as increased productivity, improved work-life balance and enhanced employee

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What is Business Administration?

What is Business Administration?

Business administration is the coordination of different roles to achieve the objectives of a company. Business administration is primarily linked with increasing the efficiency, growth,

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Where SMEs go wrong building workplace culture

The key to maximising energy in the workplace

The energy within a company is also equal to the management of a company times the culture squared. While this equation might sound as dense as Einstein’s theory, by breaking it down, businesses can unlock their potential for success.

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How to keep cash flow positive

How to keep cash flow positive

Determining your business’s financial success and stability is crucial, and calculating the operating cash flow is an essential tool for achieving this. The operating cash

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Unethical Practices in Business & How to Avoid Them

Unethical Business Practices

Examples of unethical practices in business include Bribery; misuse of confidential information; false advertising; bullying & harassment and discrimination. They should have no place in

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Umbrella Pay

Umbrella Pay

Umbrella Pay might sound like it is money to keep for a rainy day but it is payment from a company, referred to as an

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what are the roles and responsibilities of hr executive

HR Roles And Responsibilities

HR, an acronym for the human resources department, play a large role in organisational development. HR roles and responsibilities differ, but overall every individual working

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What Does CEO Stand For?

What Does CEO Stand For?

What does CEO stand for? CEO stands for Chief Executive Officer and it is the title of the highest-ranking executive officer within an organisation. Holding

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SME meaning

What Is An SME?

SME is an abbreviation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The typical SMEs have below 250 employees with less than £45 million in turnovers. However, they

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What Is The VAT Threshold For Small Businesses

VAT Threshold 2023

There is a VAT threshold for every small business that is set by HMRC and can vary. Once taxable income exceeds the value set for

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Understanding Commercial Awareness & How To Aquire It

Commercial Awareness

Having a practical understanding of the business world and the specific industry or sector that a company operates in all equates to commercial awareness. From

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Staff drinking at work – The problems created

This Alcohol Awareness Week 2021, Real Business finds out what it means for the workplace to embrace a company culture which doesn’t involve social drinking habits, and what business owners can do to facilitate those who don’t drink within their workplace social events.

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what is on a payslip

Understanding Payslips

Employers must provide their employees with payslips as a hardcopy or electronically every time they are paid according to UK law. The payslips will include

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exit strategy

Why Entrepreneurs Need to Forget About Their Exit Strategy

So, you’ve got an awesome business. After a couple of years of incredibly hard work, things are finally going great. You’ve got backers. You’ve got customers. And now, for some reason, all you can focus on is creating an exit strategy. It’s what the industry tells you that you need to do. But it just doesn’t make sense. At a time when startups are feeding the economy, we need a shift in focus. It’s time for entrepreneurs to stop obsessing over their exit strategy and build a great company instead.

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chatbots

3 Reasons Why Chatbots Could Boost Your SME Conversions

In the wake of a global e-commerce boom, online retailers and service providers have seen an influx of traffic to their sites as consumers switch to the high street for a digital future.

As SMEs battle it out to appear in high-ranking searches and grab the attention of a demanding demographic, user experience has become a key factor in a successful marketing strategy post-Covid.

In order to remain popular amongst a sea of competitors, marketers are striving to put the consumer first. From conversational marketing to accessible UX design, success in 2022 is all about personalisation and one-to-one connections with potential leads.

This is where chatbots come in. In 2021 alone, experts at Invesp reported that over half of all consumers globally used a chatbot when interacting with SMEs online.

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crypto options

How do Crypto Options Work?

Trading crypto options is a very powerful investment tool. You can use them to generate income or for hedging purposes, like any other derivative. Although these trade options are relatively new, they are already becoming quite popular with traders who want to speculate on the value of cryptocurrencies without buying and holding them for an extended period. In this article, you’ll learn what crypto options are, what you can do with them, and how they work!

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Here Are 9 Tips to Improve Copy Trading

Social trading is a relatively new phenomenon in online investment and has gained significant traction in recent years. For the uninitiated, copy trading refers to copying the investment portfolios of other, more experienced investors.

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