Recent changes to credit and debit card surcharges… and what they mean for our customers

The most recent changes to credit and debit card surcharges… and what they mean for our customers  The credit card surcharge is the scourge of many shoppers; having spent a little while browsing and adding to their baskets, consumers are often brought down to earth with a ‘thud’ when they realise they’re being charged 2%…


Team Leaders: Top tips to lead your teams to success

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Great team leaders turn out great teams…. Based on our previous post about management techniques, this week we’re looking in more depth at Team Leaders. A Team Leader isn’t a manager. They are there to ensure that the team pulls together whilst also working on the project. Good team leaders lead by example and aren’t…


The Hung Parliament and what to expect from government now…

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They just keep us hanging on… A Hung Parliament! Well, what can we say? A Hung Parliament! We had hoped, by now, to be able to provide answers for British businesses, regarding the results of the General Election. We had even held our collective breaths for some kind of stability as we careered towards Brexit,…


Communication: The most important key to effective leadership

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Communication – Management Technique tips: In one of our recent blog posts, we revealed the top five techniques required to be a great manager. One of these techniques was communication. There needs be a clear communication flow throughout the entire management hierarchy, and this responsibility falls on your shoulders. You need to know how to…


Election day trivia for today’s UK General Election

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If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the general election allow us to intervene; compiled below are just a handful of fun facts, anecdotes, and trivia titbits to guide you through the next few days – and indeed the weeks of political unrest and upheaval that may well follow. If your office has been a…


Emotional Intelligence: Understand and relate to your employees

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In one of our previous blog posts, we revealed five of the best management techniques you should be using. One of the techniques mentioned was emotional intelligence, which we are going to discuss in further detail below. Emotional intelligence is a critical characteristic for any manager in any industry. By understanding your employees and relating…


Training and Development: Optimize team performance

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Training and Development In the past, we’ve identified training and development as key to increasing employee motivation and loyalty, and developing people to retain as long term assets to the company. To elaborate on that, here we’re going to explore exactly what the benefits are to both employer and employee, and how to ensure the…


Delegation: A key skill all successful managers need!

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Top 5 Management Techniques – Delegation We’ve previously discussed what your top five management techniques should be.  This week we’re going to look at delegation in further detail. We all know that a good manager does not do everything – instead, he or she manages the workload of others.  That means you have to be…


The upcoming general election and your business: What does it all mean?

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The General Election 2017 Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks you’ll be aware that there’s a general election on the horizon. Indeed, by this time next month we’ll have discovered who will be leading us through Brexit, and running the country for the subsequent four years – and we’ll…


Management techniques: The top 5 used to improve performance…

Top 5 Management Techniques

Top 5 Management Techniques Many successful business owners subscribe to the belief that a team is only as good as its manager. For the good of your business, it’s wise to ensure that your management teams are on top of their game – and not sitting back expecting the team to do all the work….