Poor onboarding continues to cost SMEs millions

Almost a third of office workers in SMEs say that they haven’t started a job role despite accepting the initial offer. This figure rises to 41 per cent in organisations with more than 250 employees showing that SMEs are better at ‘onboarding’ new employees. Over 51 per cent admit that they have been enticed by

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Sorrell stages comeback with Derriston deal

Sir Martin Sorrell is to stage a dramatic comeback to the London stock market just six weeks after his sudden departure from WPP Group brought an end to the reign of the FTSE-100’s longest-serving chief executive.
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Why it’s time to look past the university degree when hiring

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson all have one thing in common – they didn’t complete their university degrees. Instead, they jumped off the university conveyer belt and pursued their passions, to great success. Despite the example they have set, and a rising desire among young people to get started in the working world

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Client retention: Top tips for keeping your customers

I believe that client retention is absolutely key to the success of your continued business growth and development. A client’s loyalty to you, your team and your brand over long periods of time showcases your businesses success like no other and becomes very attractive to new and potential clients. In the changing world that we

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Entrepreneur Q&A: Ryan Palmer, co-founder of London Sock Co.

How did London Sock Co. start? My co-founder Dave Pickard and I both came from the corporate world where there was limited opportunity to add style and express personality in a professional environment. It was really an observation where we saw socks as a great opportunity to help men achieve this as people really do

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Five good reasons why franchisees should develop a business plan

You’ve chosen the perfect brand to invest in, you’ve completed your due diligence and are well on your way to setting up a franchise. So, what next? Well, the first thing you should do is write your franchise business plan. Many entrepreneurs believe that a business plan is not needed when buying a franchise, but

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The challenges SMEs face when sending employees abroad

When someone decides they want a job that will give them the opportunity to live abroad, the chances are that they’re more likely to send their CV to a large corporate with established headquarters around the world than they are an SME. This needn’t be the case in reality. The opportunity to travel is becoming

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