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Working From Home

Working From Home Most of us now work from home for at least part of our working week. While we are on client premises or at our company office we are very aware of the health and safety issues surrounding computer work; we have adjustable seating, desks at the right height, foot rests, wrist rests, monitor raisers and good lighting. However re-locate us to our homes and we find ourselves working on a bed, balancing on the end of a kitchen counter or vanity desk. Do we suddenly...

There was a time branding was seemingly reserved for giants of the advertising world; logos, catchphrases and jingles were a sign of megabucks (or at least local dominance) and were reserved for only the most fitting of brands. Today, however, it’s far easier to make your own mark on the world without wads of cash behind you and the necessity of a personal brand is more prolific than ever; from self-employed professionals (whether you’re a law expert, marketing consultant...

Gill Amos

The difference between the salaries of men and women has been in the news again recently, following the government’s draft legislation on reporting the gender pay gap. Gill Amos, leadership development and career management specialist from Northamptonshire, has been looking at the reasons behind this pay difference and what can be done about it. Her research report: “Women’s Careers: What helps? What hinders?” will be published on 7 March 2016 (between Mother’s Day and...

Trade shows and large conferences come with a great deal of opportunity for businesses in the access they provide to potential clients, partners, and the press. They also come with a lot of headaches for an accounting department, particularly if a business sends a group of employees to a key event every year. The flood of receipts coming in at once and the notoriously questionable nature of many expenses mean hours of processing time. An online expense management system and a...

Need a Solution for Project Management Woes? Your business has grown at a steady clip and now you’ve really begun to notice that team members have fallen into a groove using whatever tools they prefer. A few people use Word and e-mail the files, some use Google Docs and share the links, and then there’s the guy who puts everything in Dropbox. Whether a firm produces software documentation in a small office or environmental impact reports with far-flung consultants, the deliverables...

Entrepreneurship can be an attractive option for women for many reasons, such as creating a better work-life balance, or starting something meaningful and individual. Start-up businesses are a growing sector, with over 500,000 launching in the UK in 2014. Looking at these figures, starting a business may seem like an easy option. Online resources make finding guidance and advice simpler, while companies such as Zoho, designed for entrepreneurs, help businesses look after everything...