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Are You Ready for the E-commerce VAT Changes?

E-commerce businesses have experienced a boom of late. The lockdowns we’ve all endured appear to have sent us lunging for our laptops. In fact, four in ten Brits have done more online shopping since the pandemic than before. That’s great news if you run an e-commerce business. But before you get the champagne out and …

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Why You Should Embrace Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings may have been forced upon you by COVID, but that shouldn’t be viewed negatively. If anything, you should be embracing video meetings. For some, the thought of attending virtual meetings on Zoom, Teams or Skype meeting (other platforms are available) is akin to tooth extraction. However, they are a far better alternative to …

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Tips for Managing Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has totally rewritten the rulebook for businesses across the world. Now, it’s imperative that businesses find a way to harness the technology that’s available in order to maintain their productive output with workers safely at home and managing remote employees. This is a monumental change for some businesses while others will …

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The summer break need not affect your business

They come round every year, holidays for you and your fellow team members. And for many businesses the summer break can be a stressful time, planning to manage resources while key staff are away with their families. In the old days, industrial companies used to close down completely for a holiday period, and even today you …

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Proofreading – have you checked your copy?

Despite the advent of computers, with their promised labour-saving software, there are several jobs that have not completely gone away, One of those, proofreading, has survived the onslaught of the spell checker Today, any business that is serious about how it looks and sounds, will do well to ensure that its significant documents are checked over …

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Your Virtual Assistant and Bad Weather

When the weather turns inclement, we can all experience the impact as transport is affected. Snowstorms and raging volcanoes alike can hold up flights, while snow and ice result in road closures, slow going and delays to journeys. You should this about hiring a virtual assistant this winter. In business, that can mean deliveries departing and …

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Absence Management for Employees on Sick Leave

No matter the business, employee absenteeism is a disruptive threat that can leave your teams overburdened and result in a reduction to overall productivity. While a single employee missing work once or twice a year isn’t too much of an issue, the disruption caused by every absent employee or employees on sick leave will add …

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