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?
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?
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?
When it comes to expanding your business abroad, there are a lot of decisions and changes to be made. One of themis switching to an international payroll. The benefits of international payroll services are huge, but that’s not to say there are no potential risks involved. Here are some of the most common mistakes and hurdles businesses encounter when implementing global payroll, and how to … Continue reading The Most Common Global Payroll Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)
Thinking of a smart and competent business idea that holds the potential of beating others? It is believed that running a giant well established company is like digging a mine that demands a lot of hard work, sweat and determination, but only a few realize that planning a new startup business is even difficult than that. It’s the primary block that if not placed correctly … Continue reading 5 Effective & Smart Tips for New Entrepreneurs
How do you get ahead of the competition in the crowded technology sector? In business, knowledge is power, and having more than your competitor could be all it takes to give you the edge. We’ve compiled a list of informative, inspiring and instructional books that might just help you be the next big thing in the tech industry. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth … Continue reading Starting a tech business? These are the 7 books you should read
If you are in the business of cosmetics manufacturing or any other products, a major decision you will need to make will be the packaging of the product. The way the item is packaged can easily make it a hit or flop among the customers. And this is one of the reasons most companies spend a lot in designing the packaging of their products. Below, … Continue reading 6 Points To Consider When Designing Packaging For Your Products
Choosing office furniture is not just about finding smart designs and attractive themes but the prudence of long-term cost management and employee comfort. Something modular or easy to maintain and expand is a top choice for the workplace. Here is how you can set up the perfect office space: Know your Needs When going through brochures and office furniture websites, you are bound to get … Continue reading How to Choose Your Office Furniture
When you first started your business, it’s likely you followed your passion or an industry you are greatly interested in. While these things are great, it doesn’t necessarily mean that marketing your business comes natural, or that it’s even something you picture yourself doing. If you’re not at the stage of hiring someone full-time in a marketing role, don’t worry. There are a lot of … Continue reading Best Practices for Marketing Your Small Business
Planning a marketing campaign can be tough at the best of times. But the challenge really increases when you’re trying to promote a charity that relies on donations and has a limited budget for marketing. It may be difficult, but it’s not impossible! This article will give you a step-by-step guide through the journey, including where to focus your effort and which pitfalls you need … Continue reading How to promote your charity on a limited budget