General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General data protection regulations or GDPR come into force on 25th May 2018 For those of you who like bureaucracy, this is heaven-sent. For those trying to run a business, it will bring headaches and require some changes in systems and methods about handling individual’s data, whether they be existing customers, employees or potential customers….

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Tax Relief for Childcare

Childcare vouchers Childcare vouchers are provided by an employer who has a relevant scheme in place. Access to these schemes was due to end for new joiners in April 2018, however, this was extended by an additional 6 months in the spring statement. For employees already in a scheme they will be able to continue…

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The Consequences of Time Poorly Managed

The word busy in business and in our lives in general, has now become main stream. If we’re not busy or being seen to be busy, then it’s as though we don’t fit in somehow. Time is a constant and what we do with it sets us apart from other people. Now for me, I’ve…

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The Competitive Edge – March 2018 Edition

In this month’s episode of The Competitive Edge, we focus on the issue of self-employment. With the rise of the gig economy what does it mean to be employed by companies like Uber, Amazon, Hermes or Deliveroo? Download below.  

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How to Know When it’s Time to Change

Does it feel like you’ve been on the same set of tracks with no real sign of your chosen destination? Maintaining your competitive advantage in a market place is only sustainable if you can respond to the changes occurring within that market. Burying your head in the sand is a strategy, but in my opinion,…

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Plan your day before you begin

Starting each day with a personal planning session is vital in becoming more effective.  We shouldn’t be at all surprised that when we forget to plan, things can become very busy and we can become easily distracted.  It’s at these times that a plan or some form of direction is needed. Plans lead to achievement and…

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