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How to ensure high quality when working with a translation services provider

When trading internationally, translation is an essential tool. Materials translated accurately by humans have the potential to greatly improve conversions when compared to computer-generated translations. There are numerous factors that underpin high-quality translation, so here is our advice if yo...

Date: 28 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Six tips to prevent important tasks from falling through the cracks

Whether you’re a sole trader or manage many employees, you must ensure that important work gets done to a high standard and on time. So how do you prevent important tasks from being neglected?...

Date: 27 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Four ways to guarantee fast and effective team meetings

Although they can sound like a waste of time, effective team meetings are essential for all new (and existing) businesses if they are to reach their potential. They can help you leverage the collective intelligence in your business, as well as move the team forward cohesively.

Date: 19 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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How long can you bootstrap a start-up before real investment is required?

Battle lines have been drawn in the entrepreneurial world, with venture capital squaring up to its penny-pinching cousin, bootstrapping.

Date: 18 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Do you have to give your employees time off for bank holidays?

Many of us look forward to that longer break that bank holiday weekends bring, because it can provide the perfect opportunity to get together with family and friends, who we don’t see as much as we’d like due to the demands of our busy daily lives. But do businesses look forward to bank ho...

Date: 15 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Getting the right technology to enable your employees to work flexibly

The right for employees to request flexible working is now in full force. With these new regulations, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills predicts that up to 20 million people across the country could be asking their employees to work flexibly. Employers can reject these requests, but...

Date: 13 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor

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Why isn’t your business selling to overseas customers?

Sacré bleu. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages has asked all political parties to include a new “framework for national recovery in language learning” in their 2015 general election manifestos.

Date: 11 August, 2014   By: Mark Williams

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Should your business increase its prices?

It is only natural to try to compete on price. But what you’re telling customers is “buy from me because I’m cheaper”, when what you should really be saying is “buy from me because my product meets your needs at an affordable price”.

Date: 07 August, 2014   By: Guest contributor