Chris Silb

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designer kitchen, bespoke kitchen

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, the kitchen space just doesn’t seem to work to the needs of the family using it, making it a space only used for necessity and not enjoyment.

A man looking a credit card and putting the details into a laptop.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that missing a payment on your loan will affect your credit score, but did you know that many other seemingly innocent actions can also have an effect on your score? We strive to do everything right; never missing a payment, not maxing-out cards, but more and more of us are finding that we still have bad credit.

5 seeds and nuts that count as superfoods spilled on a while table

At some point, we’ve all heard the term “superfood” before. Superfoods are by no means a new thing, but they have seen a spike in popularity in the past couple of years after being endorsed in medical journals

Red House Keyring

Let’s paint the scene. You’ve acquired or scouted some property that’s perfect to rent out. You’re ecstatic at the opportunity, despite having no experience as a landlord prior to this. As far as you can tell, everything seems good - but this is a big undertaking

credit

If at any point in your life you have applied for a credit card, started a phone contract, took out a loan, financed a car, leased a flat or bought a house—chances are, someone checked your credit rating. But, what is a credit rating – and why is it so important?

Organising Your Finances in Retirement

Many of us work our entire lives with the hope of enjoying a good few years of retirement after finishing up full-time work. The road to retirement requires a great degree of financial planning and a keen eye for detail.

4 Tips for Surviving Summer Without Student Loans

We’ve all been there at some point, summer has rolled around and those savings we promised we’d make to help cover us over the summer months are non-existent. Now, you find yourself with no classes – and no money! Here four tips for surviving summer without your student loan.

3 Qualities to Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs often share a wealth of qualities, but what are the most important for really becoming a success? We’ve rounded up some of the most prominent qualities we found in some of the world’s most well-known and commercially successful entrepreneurs.

 

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.

lockchain

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.

business curve

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.

sold

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

handbags

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.

crowdfunding

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.

wallet

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