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Health and Safety – Are You Taking It Seriously Enough?

Health and safety. It’s one of those areas that your business just has to engage with. At the end of the day, as soon as your business comes into contact with anyone, or the moment anyone engages with your business, you become partially or wholly responsible for that individual’s health and safety. Why? Well, as a small business owner, you need to ensure that the space they are engaging with your business within is safe and, if you employ the person, you need to ensure that they are sufficiently trained to carry out the tasks expected of them safely.

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See Your Conversion Rate Soar

The percentage rate of conversions on websites does vary from industry to industry, with fitness having the most at 15%. But it’s not just your niche that can affect your conversion rates and most businesses can improve. Here are just some of the things you can do yourself, right now, to make your conversion rate higher.

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12 Ways To Market A New Product

As a business owner, launching a new product is one of the most exciting AND stressful things you can do. Whilst your whole business model is based on launching products and services, no matter how many times you do it can still be a daunting experience.

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9 Things You Should Know Before You Start A Home Business

The idea of starting a home business might be both terrifying and exciting to you. Maybe this is something you’ve wanted to do for a while – more and more people are choosing to start their very own businesses so that they can earn more money and have more free time than in a regular 9-5 job. However, it’s important to note that this may not be the case, especially at the start. Starting a home business isn’t something that you should take lightly.

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How To Prepare Yourself for Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs aren’t born; they’re made. If you have the drive to make your dreams come true, then there are steps you can take to make them so. But of course, you do need to take them, even if you generally think that you’re made for the business world. You’ll find everything much easier if you’re fully prepared for all that running a business will throw at you before you begin the journey. Below, we take a look at a number of essential steps. Take a read, incorporate them into your life, and you’ll be able to get your new venture off on the right foot.

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Are You OK with OKRs?

Objectives and key results – you’ve probably heard of these before but are you writing them effectively? Are they just the same as KPIs?

First of all, while KPIs measure success, output, quantity, or quality of an ongoing process or activity that is already in place an OKR is for looking at a bigger goal, something new and often unknown. It is a way of helping you to achieve an ultimate goal. The two work together really well to improve current KPIs.

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These Are The Safety Issues You Could Slip On In Your Company

Owning a business can be tough, and you need to know the ins and outs when it comes to safety in your company. If anyone gets injured while they are at work, you are going to be held responsible. As such, it is important that you are keeping all of your health and safety standards high. Even if you do this, there is a chance that things could go wrong, and in this article, we are going to talk about some of the safety issues that where you could get caught out regarding your company. So, let’s take a look at what some of these are, and how you can avoid them.

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Are You Ready To Start Employing People?

When you have a solo business, there are many ways in which it is considerably simpler than having the kind of business which requires employees. But for many solopreneurs, there comes a time when their business expands to such a degree that they do actually need to start hiring people. If you are getting to that point, and you are starting to think about hiring other people to work for you, there are many things you are going to have to consider to get it right. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the major concerns to focus on if you want to make sure that you are truly ready to start employing people. As long as you’ve thought of the following, you should be able to hire people and make it work well for your business.

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Familiarise Yourself With Your Workers’ Rights

Taking on employees is a huge responsibility and a major step for any small business owner. You become responsible for the wellbeing of others within your jurisdiction and it is extremely important that you uphold all of your workers’ rights at all times. It’s the least that you can do, bearing in mind that these individuals are the people who will be generating profit for you. So, to help you along the way and ensure that you are carrying out your role as an employer correctly, here are a couple of areas for you to focus on for now!

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Networking Tips For Those Working In Insurance

A lot of people hate networking because social situations and conversing with new people makes them feel nervous. This is only natural but there is a lot more than networking than this. This is especially the case in the digital age, whereby online networking is so prominent. With that in mind, read on for some useful networking tips, especially if you work in insurance.

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