Charitable giving boosts SMEs bottom line

New research shows that the more SMEs give to charity, the better their business performs. On average, SMEs give 1.8 per cent of their turnover, equivalent to £32,000 a year. SMEs that give more than 0.5 per cent turnover are 20 per cent more likely to see an increase in profits, twice as likely to

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Rising stress levels demand greater focus on workplace efficiency

A new survey brings to light the attitudes of employees across Europe, sparking concern for business leaders. It shows that 33 per cent of UK workers have gone as far as looking for a new job due to frustrations around operational efficiency. The Digital Work Survey 2018 was commissioned by the work management platform company,

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Costs are one of the biggest struggles for businesses

Small businesses face many struggles in their early days, but costs are the biggest one, according to research conducted by Opus Energy. The research found that for 40 per cent of small businesses, costs were the biggest challenge most likely to affect them. The finding brings into question the importance of lending and financing options

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Total recall: eight ways to boost your memory power at work

Keep forgetting what’s on your to-do list? A mnemonic champion has some tips for improving your ability to remember facts and faces

Our smart devices have become extensions of ourselves in a way that allows us to do almost anything with ease — store contact information, get answers to questions, organise calendars and manage our to-do lists. But, no matter how advanced technology gets, it is not a substitute for our memory.

Here are a few ways to start boosting your brainpower.

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Why an integrated epos is fundamental to retailers today

Digital technology is no longer the preserve of a few pioneering retailers but rather it is something every business needs to invest in. Without the right digital technology, it is hard for any retailer to overcome the current challenges faced by the sector. Unfortunately, it’s easy to be wowed by impressive technology, which isn’t necessarily

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Businesses failing to manage sensitive data ahead of EU rules change

Almost a third of businesses are failing to destroy sensitive data adequately despite the imminent introduction of strict data security legislation, new research suggests. A survey of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) found that just 60.6 per cent shred either all documents or all documents containing personal or sensitive information. Around 8.2 per cent say

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