contractors

How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

Contractors, freelancers and the self-employed made up a record high of 15.1% of the workforce in 2017. Contracting has many benefits, but the unsecure nature of the work means financial security is one of ebbs, flows and unpredictable income streams. Successful contractors know that planning ahead is key to staying at the top of their game. This is especially important as we enter the somewhat … Continue reading How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

office building

Gutter care for your office building

Basic reasons behind keeping your guttering in optimum condition. Introduction When considering the maintenance of our offices and commercial properties, the chances are that guttering and the associated piping is well down on the list of priorities; always assuming they’re considered at all. The problem for the humble gutter is that it is largely a case of “out of sight, out of mind” and since … Continue reading Gutter care for your office building

construction industry

Gender diversity in construction: reviewing the response

It’s an issue that has dominated the headlines in recent years — gender discrimination is still rife in the workplace, through a lack of job opportunities, passed over promotions, and verbal comments. There is also a particular problem with gender diversity in the construction industry. Despite the industry struggling with a skilled workers shortage, the sector seems to be having a hard time shaking off … Continue reading Gender diversity in construction: reviewing the response

sales funnel

Technology Required for Building a Sales Funnel

Now that you have generated the much-coveted attention for your brand, you need to figure out how you can use that attention to make sales happen. It is not an easy task to achieve but your effort to make your brand successful will need a few more steps to be taken. Sales funnel directing your customers to complete a sales process successfully. In order to … Continue reading Technology Required for Building a Sales Funnel

energy sources

Which is the most reliable source of energy?

Britain’s demand for energy is growing fast – set to increase by a huge 50% between 2005 and 2030. This can be put down to a growing population along with modern life and a greater reliance on technology. How is the country going to meet this extra demand? We’ve teamed up with the business gas specialists at Flogas to find out which sources of energy are the most reliable. How … Continue reading Which is the most reliable source of energy?

finances

Calculating Contractor Rates: What affects your income?

Contracting isn’t just a short-term fad. It’s a growing, thriving industry that for many, offers substantial financial benefits, greater control over one’s career and improved freedom and flexibility. On average, contractors take home £5,414 more than their employee counterparts. Contractors charge higher rates, pay less in tax and can deduct expenses. In fact, whilst the average IT employee in the UK earns an average of … Continue reading Calculating Contractor Rates: What affects your income?

UK population growth

As the UK population approaches 70 million, how will the economy cope?

A growing population can put considerable strain on public services like healthcare, education and transport to name just a few. With the UK fast approaching the 70 million mark, will the government have to revise the way it spends in order to keep the economy stable? Is there a historic precedent we can look to for answers? True Potential Investor, a UK pensions & investments … Continue reading As the UK population approaches 70 million, how will the economy cope?

smart meters

Is your business switched on to the smart meter opportunity?

Smart meters are a big part of our homes now, so you’ll struggle to meet someone who hasn’t either heard or read about them. So far, though, the talk has mainly focused around how they can help owner-occupiers and renters in in the residential sector. But, is now the time to focus on the opportunity for small businesses to keep tabs on their commercial gas … Continue reading Is your business switched on to the smart meter opportunity?

real estate

Benefits of Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Investors

There are many ways to invest in real estate, so there are also different funding options for mortgages as well. Real estate investors often go through an extensive process of searching for the perfect investment property. This takes a lot of time and effort, but locating the right property is still just the first step in a longer process. The financing issue is central to … Continue reading Benefits of Hard Money Loans for Real Estate Investors

jewellery

Is the digital world transforming the jewellery sector?

Is the digital world transforming the jewellery sector? You can’t deny that the advancements in technology is having a profound impact on every industry around the world. From how we buy to what we wear, advances in the digital world have transformed the consumer market — but how have they affected the jewellery industry specifically? These digital changes are influencing both businesses and the consumer … Continue reading Is the digital world transforming the jewellery sector?