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  • Innovation


    2014: The good, the bad or the ugly?

    2014-12-12 01:28 - 225 views

      2014 has been a busy year for businesses across the UK. We’re seeing an upturn in the economy and an increased confidence among business owners as a result. To find out more, we spoke to a couple of our readers to see what they thought… Lyndon Wood, CEO and creator of believed that 2014 was […]

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  • Management


    Minimising the cost of staff sickness

    2014-12-09 12:31 - 97 views

      PMI Health Group director Mike Blake examines the benefit options for tackling and minimising the cost of staff sickness absence for SMEs. With sickness absence costing an average of £609 per employee a year, according to a 2014 CIPD study, its effective management should be priority for SMEs. Direct costs range from paying salaries […]

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  • Manufacturing Success


    Disrupting UK Manufacturers

    2014-11-05 03:39 - 382 views

    UK manufacturers are in an optimistic mood concerning growth and success despite grappling with increasing customer complexity, emerging technologies such as 3D printing, supply chain disruption and challenges that a multi-generational workforce creates. The Manufacturing Success report, which analyses annual trends in the UK manufacturing industry found that new technologies can have positive and adverse […]

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  • Money


    Dare to change; innovate or die

    2014-09-29 09:54 - 835 views

      “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” The words of Henry Ford and Albert Einstein remain resonant today. But in the world of business – and specifically when dealing with a SME’s accounting function – they’re only partially true. In a competitive economy where regulatory, communications and […]

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  • Technology


    Does size really matter? Things to consider when selecting ERP software

    2014-11-27 09:45 - 681 views

      It’s a common misconception throughout the business world that many companies are too small to benefit from a business management or enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. However in our experience, if you identify and select the right software early on you are less likely to encounter the problems many businesses face at a later […]

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