Jane Frost CBE, CEO of the Market Research Society (MRS), explores how SMEs can carry out market research on a budget
In the world of business we hear a lot of sayings, one of which is the customer is always right and the second is that your business should run like a well-oiled machine.
Bonuses often involve sizeable investment by UK employers, but new research has found that the majority of workers are not motivated by lump sums.
Recent statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that 78 per cent of people with dependent children are in employment and 1 in 7 employees also has the responsibility of caring for a family member. This makes the chances of hiring someone wrestling with home life commitments quite high.
Fed up with working extra long hours from your home, or perhaps you’re feeling lonely and isolated? Most small business owners will recognise how work can soon blur into home life, and often you feel like there’s no break.
Are you married? Are you planning to have kids? When did you start your career? Where are you from originally? Do you celebrate any specific religious holidays? During a job interview, all these questions are illegal.
Whether you are publishing an online blog, you are distributing a paper newsletter by mail or you are getting your name out there by way of a magazine article, using a content writing service can be a great way to get fantastic content.
Managing a business through the peak holiday seasons is a balancing act. You need your business to run as smoothly as ever, but you have fewer staff available who are probably stretched (and quite possibly stressed) covering for colleagues who are on leave…