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A strategic approach to vendor selection

Selecting and/or changing employee benefit vendors is a daunting task that brings up a lot of questions, e.g. What if something goes wrong; Is a new vendor really going to be any better; How do I keep this from turning into a time-draining headache; etc.? Contributor Sam Salbi - FitLyfe

Article by: Sam Salbi | Published: 17 February 2018

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The Secret Behind why Businesses Fail

There is undoubtedly a vast range of reasons why businesses fail, from a lack of funds to insufficient market research, however arguably the most striking reason comes from problems within the business, namely the people. If a business is cofounded, one of the most common reasons for failure stems from differences between the cofounders.

Article by: Jana Nevrlka | Published: 17 February 2018

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How to tell your brand’s story

Stories are the lifeblood of communication. From cave paintings to corporate conferences, no message sinks in like a brilliantly-told story. So, you need to tell your business’s story – to connect with customers, to tell them why they need to feel the same thing you feel; to engage on a level beyond, “buy me".

Article by: Sarah Musgrove | Published: 30 January 2018

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How to delegate

By sharing tasks with your workforce, you can use the best people for each and every job, developing employees in the process. Delegating to your employees is an excellent motivator. Delegating shows you trust your people, and employees will feel engaged in their roles and more committed to wider company values and objectives.

Article by: Phil Foster | Published: 29 January 2018

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Five HR Mistakes to avoid as the business grows

The priority for new business owners is almost always maintaining and expanding the fledgling SME, and whilst building a trusted team is usually an integral part of this undertaking, the finer points of hiring, firing, and otherwise dealing with staff members are sometimes viewed as issues that can be dealt with as they present themselves.

Article by: Jenny Farnfield | Published: 27 January 2018

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The Six Challenges for Small Business – and What to Do About Them

Here is a Home Business Guide, for small and home business owners facing seven key cyber threats in 2018, and how to protect yourself, covering: Ransomware, Bluetooth, Your Smartphone, Children's Smart Toys, Security Scams, GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations and Director’s data & your home business.

Article by: Neil Lewis | Published: 11 January 2018

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2018 predictions – a very challenging year ahead

2018 will see pay, productivity and migration top the agenda as the UK looks ahead to its exit from the European Union. In the CIPD’s annual labour market predictions, Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist, anticipates a flattening of employment growth and weak pay growth as the UK continues to struggle with its productivity problem.

Article by: Ian Brinkley | Published: 6 January 2018