Why implement workplace drug testing

The many advantages of workplace drug testing As they owe their employees a duty of care, one of the most important duties of all employers is to provide them all with a safe working environment. Employees have a right to be safe where they are working and though some professions are more dangerous than others, […]

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A look at Small Business Saturday

This is the week for “Small Business Saturday”. More gimmicks are coming up as people across the Atlantic try to make people to spend. However, this campaign goes beyond simply making people to incur expenditure. Started in the US in 2010 by the American Express, the Small Business Saturday is meant to encourage people to […]

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A guide to CIS compliant payroll solutions

Any contractor or sub-contractor working in the construction industry needs to understand the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) in relation to their tax affairs. The CIS is a set of rules set out by Her Majesty’s Customs and Revenue (HMRC) – often referred to as the tax authorities – that detail how payments to sub-contractors for […]

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How to Set Up Your Own Online Shop

Many entrepreneurs are choosing to start shops online rather than physically on the high street as the running costs on premises are so high. An online shop allows flexible working as well as being able to pocket the profits rather than worry about increasing overheads. The costs to market yourself are also a lot less […]

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UK SMEs still struggling to find funding

Small businesses in the UK are still suffering from lack of funds at least partially due to lenders’ hesitance in making affordable loans as start-up capital for entrepreneurs in private business. In spite of efforts by the government to incentivise banks and mortgage companies, a large percentage of SME owners have been refused a loan […]

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Common Workplace Hazards

No matter what sort of environment you work in, you should make yourself aware of the most common hazards, as this can help you avoid a range of mishaps and health issues. Some of the common hazards that you may face in the workplace include: Electrical hazards: A range of problems can stem from electricity […]

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Is franchising for you?

If you are looking for a new business opportunity you might have stumbled across the idea of a business franchise. Before signing up to own your own business franchise you might want to take a step back first and consider what this means. Not everyone is comfortable with all of the insecurities that go into […]

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