new business

5 essential tips for setting up a new business

Setting up your own business is one of the most daunting tasks. Particularly because so much can potentially go wrong. In the private sector in the UK, there were 5.9 million businesses at the start of 2019. Over 5.8 million of these were small businesses of up to 49 employees. This is a 3.5 per cent increase on the previous year which shows more people … Continue reading 5 essential tips for setting up a new business

financial education

Why young people need better financial education

Money is a central part of our every day lives. According to a 2018 study, three quarters of the British population are worried about their financial situation. It’s a little surprising then, that financial education is not at the forefront of our education. Young adults often express that they feel they lack the skills to budget properly and manage their finances. So, how can we improve the … Continue reading Why young people need better financial education

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Why keeping your business’ suppliers happy is so important

As a company, you have 3 distinct groups you need to constantly keep happy: your customers, your employees, and often forgotten, your suppliers! Get any 3 of these wrong and it could spell doom for your business, but while the internet abounds with why and how to keep your customers and employees happy, there isn’t much help out there for those wanting to keep a … Continue reading Why keeping your business’ suppliers happy is so important

flooring

How Wood Flooring Keeps Away Pollutants and Allergens

It may not have occurred to you that health issues are relevant when choosing a floor or floor covering. The various materials and chemicals that enter into the picture can indeed impact your health and the well-being of your family. These issues cover everything from hygiene, constant sniffles, and the general air quality of your home environment. Bringing the baddies into your home Have you … Continue reading How Wood Flooring Keeps Away Pollutants and Allergens

CBD

A Guide to Buying CBD in the UK

Cannabidiol, or CBD as its often referred to, has become increasingly popular over recent years. Derived from the hemp plant (a relative of the marijuana plant), CBD is a natural chemical compound linked to improving physical and mental health. If you’re interested in finding out more about Cannabidiol why not check out our brief guide to buying CBD in the UK? Why Is CBD Popular? … Continue reading A Guide to Buying CBD in the UK

cleaning up

How to prepare for the New Year’s Clear-Out: How much is it to hire a skip?

Whether you’re starting a new housing project for 2020 or decluttering your home to relieve yourself of the remains of the 2019’s festive period, a good old clear out can just be what you need to start 2020 with a fresh feeling.  With that, appropriate planning is required and whether you’re going to do all yourself or hire an expert, you still need to consider … Continue reading How to prepare for the New Year’s Clear-Out: How much is it to hire a skip?

Retail

How to reduce unemployment in the retail industry

In recent years, unemployment has become a pressing issue for the government. Less people out of work means fewer people claiming job seekers allowance and a rise in overall disposable income, both advantages for the state of the economy. With the closure of high street stores set to continue in 2019, and retail workers facing the highest levels of unemployment, it’s important that successful retailers … Continue reading How to reduce unemployment in the retail industry

brain training

What Does the Future Hold for Brain Training?

For those who don’t have the time to read weighty books and practice algebra equations (most of us, let’s be honest), short and fun brain training puzzles come to the rescue. Puzzles such as sudokus and crosswords have long been enjoyed and utilised. These games have allowed generations to unwind and relax while keeping their brains engaged and active. Let’s take a closer looks at … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold for Brain Training?

brand transparency

Build Consumer Trust With Brand Transparency

21st century business is notoriously cut-throat — it’s essential for businesses to differentiate themselves to attract customer attention and interest. Obviously, a continuous stream of customers flooding to the business is ideal, but what’s also important for a business to succeed is customer retention. We are long past the time of customers shopping in a select few shops their whole lives. Yes, perhaps 50 years … Continue reading Build Consumer Trust With Brand Transparency

bike lights

Cycling day or night: the importance of wearing visibility lights

When you’re out on your bike, you can’t simply reply on the light of day to alert others to your presence. Compared to other road users, you’re a lot harder to see, and visibility during the day isn’t always a given, especially if you blend into your surroundings. Flashing lights on the other hand are a lot harder to miss. Here Leisure Lakes, who stock … Continue reading Cycling day or night: the importance of wearing visibility lights