Chris Silb

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Do You Know Your GDPR Rights?

You may remember this time last year when you weren’t able to click on any website or email without hearing about GDPR changes. Every site would display you with something along the lines of “We’re making some changes to our Privacy Policy.

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Setting up a small business in today’s digital age of information overload can be overwhelming. It can be difficult to know where to start and how to find out what you need to know. So let’s start with one of the most important things: keeping your company safe. 

4 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

In any company, happy and motived employees are essential for promoting productivity and an overall good workplace culture amongst staff. Offering employee benefits is an excellent way to ensure that your team feels valued and appreciated in the workplace.

5 Essential Accounting Tips for Freelancers

When it comes to freelancing, you have a lot of things to keep on top; your finances are one of the most important ones. When you’re working freelance, whether that’s for a range of companies or yourself as your own business, you are responsible for everything financial – from everyday banking right up to taxes.

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With graduate-entry level positions becoming increasingly competitive, more graduates than ever are considering setting up a business of their own and going down the self-employed route. But how do you get started? How do you source funding and mentorship? Here we will look at how graduates can turn their great ideas and skills into a fully-fledged profitable business.

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Sometimes selling your home is just as exciting as buying it as this marks a new chapter in your life. To get that new chapter off to the best possible start, you want to be making as much for your old home as possible. Here we’ve rounded up some of our best tips for selling your home.

Top Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

More and more young people are making the leap from education straight into the world of entrepreneurship. Even if you haven’t already started your business, there’s a lot you can do at a young age to improve your chances of success for when you do

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Many businesses rely on holding stock in order to meet customer demand – including B2C customers like shops or restaurants, and B2B suppliers and manufacturers. Effective stock management is key to ensuring you can meet your customer demand, without losing money through damaged or stolen stock.

Guide to Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car is an exciting time and a significant life event, but there a lot of factors that you need to consider. Car ownership comes with a large number of ongoing expenses that you’ll need to be able to pay for.  With some careful money management, you can run a car without breaking the bank.

A Guide to Dealing with Workplace Stress

It’s normal to feel pressure from time to time in work, but it becomes a problem when feelings of stress are consistent and can begin to have a detrimental affect on your overall mental and physical wellbeing. There can be a variety of causes for stress in the workplace but no matter the cause, it’s important to address the issues early before they become overwhelming.

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Starting a business can be a daunting process at any age, but with youth can come an unfounded bravado that can come in very useful as an entrepreneur. Although with age often comes more experience and resources, young entrepreneurs will tend to find they have less to lose and more to gain

Building Awareness as an Entrepreneur

Building your reputation as an SME is a difficult hill to climb. As you are essentially coming from nothing, you need to work a lot harder than more established brands to get your product or service well known within your target audience

myths around working from home, tips for working from home

Many people on their daily commute to the office will dream of a better life where they can work from home and avoid having to take the packed-out train to the office. However, few realise the reality of working from home and what it truly takes to make a success of it.

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For many, debt isn’t an easy thing to talk about, but the first step towards getting yourself out of the red is to get your head out of the sand and acknowledge the situation.

A Guide to Successfully Scaling Your Business

When starting a business most people like to dream big. However, once you have overcome the hurdles of starting a business and escaped the initial risks that come with start-ups, it can be a daunting thought to put everything you’ve worked so hard for in jeopardy by attempting to scale your business significantly.

building an online presence, business, how to market your business

Just as with any kind of business, setting up a company online and simply hoping people will find you organically is unlikely going to get you very far. Marketing is the lifeblood of any business and is what will build brand awareness, a presence online and, ultimately, bring in paying customers

How You Could Become an Entrepreneur in 2019

With Christmas less than one hundred days away, 2018 is slowly winding to a close. You might find yourself thinking about what you have achieved in the last 12 months, and what your goals might be for the coming year. New Year’s resolutions often come with ambitions to shake up your career or lifestyle

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Over the last couple of days, we’ve seen some particularly artic conditions come to the UK. In some parts of the country, it’s predicted that the temperature could drop as low as -10 degrees Celsius, causing widespread disruption to schools and travel networks

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Starting your own business and becoming your own boss can be an exciting and daunting process. Being self-employed brings with it a lot of benefits, but it also often means you are now relying on an irregular income. However, there a few great ways in which you can manage your money which will help lay the groundwork for a more financially secure future.

improve customer retention, business tips, business help, how to grow my business

The main focus for any business, especially when it’s attempting to grow, is often to win over new customers; however, there is success also to be found in a strong customer retention strategy and creating loyal customers.

Mobile phone security

In the past computers have been the most vulnerable to cybercrime, but with an increasing reliance on mobile phones to run our businesses and access our banking – with 24 million Brits using them to shop and 23 million Brits using them to bank - mobile devices have become a bigger target for cyber criminals. 

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The great thing about people wanting to start a business today is that the online world grants them opportunities that would have been unthinkable as little as twenty years ago. If you have ambitions to make it work in the world of entrepreneurship, there is plenty you can do with a little effort to bring a business online

2018

Now that 2017 is coming to a close, it is a good time to sit back and take stock of how the last 12 months have affected your long term plans, and what the New Year will hold. By the time January 1st comes round, many of us are making half-baked resolutions about going to the gym more and cutting down on smoking.

For many people it’s seen as being the most important day of their life. For others it’s a more casual celebration and a good excuse to have a drink. No matter what your opinion is, there’s no denying that getting married is big business