Managing Proactive Behavior in Your Business

As communications and control systems become overwhelmingly digital, it is essential for workers to develop skills which can cope with modern demands. It’s just one of the ways in which modern employees are expected to demonstrate a proactive work, future-orientated mentality. There’s a growing expectation that an appetite for knowledge is essential in order to…

When Business Size Doesn’t Matter

When Business Size Doesn’t Matter

Everyone, from the Sunday papers to the people on your LinkedIn feed, seems obsessed with business growth. Acquisitions, profit, turnover, expansion, relocation, international operation… phew! As entrepreneurs, you are programmed to believe that growth is the only option. That, in order to succeed, your business must be getting bigger and bigger all the time. It…

Seven Ways To Get the Most from Business Networking

Seven Ways To Get the Most from Business Networking

Networking has become one of those overused buzzwords that can make us cringe. But if you’re self-employed or a small business owner, you can’t afford to ignore the opportunities and benefits networking can offer. Whilst typical networking events are basically speed dating for business, they can feel very contrived. Plus, everyone in that room is…

How to Take a Holiday When You Run a Small Business

How to Take a Holiday When You Run a Small Business

We get it. Taking a break when running a small business can be really hard. So, it’s no surprise that Zurich’s SME Risk Index Survey showed 43% of SME owners hadn’t booked a break longer than 5 working days. Ouch!…

Long Hours and Your Health

Long Hours and Your Health

According to new research released by leading contact lens brand, Acuvue, office workers are now spending more than 1,700 hours a year in front of a computer screen. The study also revealed that nearly half (48%) are now suffering with eye problems as a direct result. Strained and dry eyes are most certainly an issue…