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El Wood

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2012-01-04

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I am a business owner, and am here to give fellow business owners advice, news and some fun stuff along the way.
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  • Small businesses attractive to large buyers
    on May 16, 2014
    Small businesses attractive to large buyers Smaller local businesses are being encouraged to have more confidence to go after larger contracts as they become more attractive to big buyers. A new report by the Institute for Sustainability says there a...
  • Older workers cashing in on better pay
    on May 16, 2014
    Older workers cashing in on better pay A generation of older workers in the UK are receiving more money in their wage packets as the economic recovery kicks in. Employees over the age of 55 are benefitting from rising incomes which is leading to more...
  • Vauxhall offers crucial safe driving tips
    on May 15, 2014
    Vauxhall offers crucial safe driving tips After a recent surge in media attention regarding aggressive driving, Vauxhall dealership at Perrys of Sittingbourne recently held a Women in the Driving Seat conference workshop. The evening was dedicated to...
  • Call for employers to be stricter on drink driving
    on May 15, 2014
    Call for employers to be stricter on drink driving  A call for a zero tolerance approach towards drink and drug driving for staff that drive for a living is gaining momentum. Employers of professional drivers are being urged to implement strict...
  • Labour market employment flourishes
    on May 15, 2014
    Labour market employment flourishes 2014 has breathed fresh revival into the labour sector as the latest estimations for January to March this year has shown that employment throughout labour trades has continued to increase.  Unemployment has s...
  • Workers' financial worries impacting mental health
    on May 15, 2014
    Workers' financial worries impacting mental health Work pressures and the struggle to earn enough money to make ends meet is at the root of a variety of mental health issues affecting UK employees. Money concerns are the leading cause of anxiety acro...
  • Small businesses showing loyalty to their bank
    on May 14, 2014
    Small businesses showing loyalty to their bank Small businesses are displaying a loyal attitude towards their bank despite ongoing concerns about charges, calling in loans and access to finance. In fact, over half of SMEs (small and medium enterprise...
  • Female interviewees advised to be more assertive
    on May 14, 2014
    Female interviewees advised to be more assertive A study which has examined how men and women behave differently at job interviews indicates females are less likely to be outspoken in their pay demands causing an unwitting wage gap. The new research...
  • SMEs more likely to hire than larger organisations
    on May 13, 2014
    SMEs more likely to hire than larger organisations Workers are nearly five times more likely to get a job within the next business quarter with a small or medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) than a larger firm a new study shows. In the second quarter of 2...
  • Price or quality when renewing your motor insurance
    on May 13, 2014
    Price or quality when renewing your motor insurance The average insurance policy rises by £50 each year but a recent study by MoneySuperMarket has found that motorist could allegedly be over spending by £220 each year by “auto renew...
  • UK construction industry lifted by £1.5 billion
    on May 13, 2014
    UK construction industry lifted by £1.5 billion  There is good news for the UK’s construction industry as new figures show this year’s output has increased by a huge £1.5 billion compared to the same time in 2013. The new...
  • Helping the community could boost business
    on May 12, 2014
    Helping the community could boost business Rewards such as promotions and pay increases should be given to workers who actively look to volunteer in the community, a new study suggests. Bosses should be actively looking at which employees have done t...
  • High demand for staff sees rapid wage rises
    on May 12, 2014
    High demand for staff sees rapid wage rises Wages in the UK are growing at a rapid rate as companies look to attract talented new staff into their organisations. Starting salaries are increasing at their fastest rate for almost seven years according...
  • Small businesses need to think about new pension laws
    on May 9, 2014
    Small businesses need to think about new pension laws It appears many small businesses are still not planning on how they will implement new auto enrolment pension laws. New research, from workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions, has shown that 44%...
  • Optimism flows through UK’s smaller manufacturing firms
    on May 8, 2014
    Optimism flows through UK’s smaller manufacturing firms Growth in small manufacturers’ business activity in the UK has risen sharply in the last three months which is sending a wave of optimism through the sector. In fact, optimism amongs...
  • UK businesses in big foreign tourism boost
    on May 8, 2014
    UK businesses in big foreign tourism boost Businesses in the UK could be set for a massive windfall as visitors from emerging economies boost the country’s retail and hospitality sectors. It is estimated that tourists will spend more than &poun...
  • Construction industry to build Britain out of the recession
    on May 8, 2014
    Construction industry to build Britain out of the recession With the sounds of construction clanging throughout the town of London, this also sounds a stern up-turn for the British economy. From a historical point of view, the construction sector has...
  • Life on low-pay proving tough
    on May 6, 2014
    Life on low-pay proving tough Most British workers don’t believe they could live comfortably on the current UK adult minimum wage according to a new survey.  Only one in ten adults considers the minimum wage of £6.31 an hour to be r...
  • UK house building soars
    on May 6, 2014
    UK house building soars There was good news for the UK’s construction industry this week with the announcement of a steep rise in the market’s activity recorded in April. In fact, the large increase in total housing construction activity...
  • Get ahead, get an apprenticeship
    on May 5, 2014
    Get ahead, get an apprenticeship Young people are cranking up their revision for GCSEs and A levels and many have their hopes pinned on getting into university. But getting good grades may not be all it’s cracked up to be if you are looking for...
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