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Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

Appy talk: Free mobile apps can be very useful

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How the right technology can revolutionise small businesses

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For a few years now, revolutionary technology has propelled businesses forward. We have seen the likes of Uber and Snapchat transform our lives with technologies we simply cannot live without. But how do they do it? And what lessons can small businesses learn from these success stories?

Brand awareness: Is it possible to retain it when people work for themselves?

Brand awareness: Is it possible to retain it when people work for themselves?

How to maintain your company brand when your staff is self-employed

Human Resources

With disruptive working practices evolving the workplace faster than ever before, self-employment is on the rise: but if your workforce isn't on your payroll how can you ensure your brand stays strong?

Turn your business’s coffee culture into a revenue stream

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Coffee culture is something that seems embedded in all workforces now: but by encouraging it on site rather than external coffee houses can you create a profit stream while capturing more of the best ideas?

Leaders' debate: Is focus on management damaging?

Leaders' debate: Is focus on management damaging?

Navigating by design: Leadership not management

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In this exclusive extract from Kevin Uphill's book Navigating the Rivers of Cash, the author looks at the ways leaders can be more effective by taking focus away from levels of management

The importance of cyber security for SMEs

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Cyber security has been discussed at length for a while now, yet there are signs SMEs are starting to slip in their processes: so why should they still be vigilant and what can they do to keep up their defences?

Legal transparency: How does the act affect businesses?

Legal transparency: How does the act affect businesses?

Company law – transparency and accountability

Business Regulations

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act was given Royal Assent in March: so what does this mean for SMEs and do they need to take any steps to be fully compliant?

From outsourcing outpost to global tech talent hub: Is Cluj Europe’s Silicon Valley? 

Technology for Business

Little more than a decade ago many tech professionals may have struggled to find Cluj on a map. But in that time the city’s established itself as a hotbed for tech talent. Andrei Pantelimon, General Manager at Thomsons Online Benefits in Cluj, discusses the city’s evolution and how it has cemented its reputation

Employee engagement: Can it be the key to productivity and profit?

Employee engagement: Can it be the key to productivity and profit?

Achieving employee engagement and productivity through enablement

Human Resources

Prithvi Shergill, Chief Human Resources Officer at HCL Technologies looks at the importance of empowering employees and how HR departments can work to enhance employee contribution to their companies

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