Could Freelancers be the answer for your business?

Could Freelancers be the answer for your business?

It’s estimated that there are over 2 million freelancers operating in the UK. You could be missing out on some attractive business benefits if you’re  sticking with the traditional, what’s becoming a fairly outdated approach to talent, employment, and getting a good job done.

The fabulous Louise Lithgow-Dicker from Go HR provides some advice on how you can harness the power of this talent pool, working on a more flexible basis whilst keeping your reputation as a fair and just employer

Why every business needs an Annual Business Plan by Helen White

Why every business needs an Annual Business Plan by Helen White

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. An annual business plan is a summary of where you are, where you want to be and how you’re going to get there.  It is an incredibly useful tool that shouldn’t be dismissed as a luxury that only big businesses can afford.  Our guest blogger Helen White from Brilliant Together outlines what an Annual Plan should contain and what is can do for your business.

You Can Do It! 4 Ways to Stay Motivated via Natalie Reid-Hughes

You Can Do It! 4 Ways to Stay Motivated via Natalie Reid-Hughes

Many of us set not only personal goals like losing weight or giving up smoking, but goals for our professional lives and careers. But why do so many of us fall by the wayside so quickly? Our guest blogger Natalie Reid-Hughes of Springer-Alexander is an experienced corporate trainer, business manager and professional coach provides us with four ways of how to keep that motivation going.

Guest Blog: Take Control of Your Working Day by Gerry Hyde

Guest Blog: Take Control of Your Working Day by Gerry Hyde

Would you believe each day we waste on average around 50-minutes of our working day? This can be by looking for items that have been misplaced, interrupting email notifications or social media distractions. Can you relate to this and would you like to have more productive time during your working day? Our guest blogger Gerry Hyde is a Virtual Assistant. She provides us with some top tips on how to take control of your working day to maximise what you can achieve.

Guest Blog: How to design your own marketing materials by Alison Joshi

Guest Blog: How to design your own marketing materials by Alison Joshi

Unless you are a trained creative it can be difficult to understand what makes good design. You can always ask a graphic designer to put your design items together, but if budgets are tight you sometimes have to do it yourself. Our guest blogger, Alison Joshi is an award winning graphic designer. In her blog she provides some hints and tips to help you create materials that follow great design principles.