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3 Reasons a Franchise Restaurant Might Work For You

Are you dreaming of having your own business, but have no idea where to start? Starting from scratch can be really challenging, you have to come up with a business idea, financing, figure out suppliers, how to get it started, promotion and so on. It can be a little overwhelming, so if you want all the benefits of having your own business without feeling like you’re starting from scratch, a franchise restaurant might be the perfect option for you. Here are three reasons a franchise restaurant might work for you: 1. You’re Given a Blueprint When you sign up to open a franchise, you’re given all the information and training you need to get started. Everything you would need to get your restaurant franchise opened is given to you. This means it’s extremely easy to get started and a great option for those of us without much experience in a…

3 Tips for Moving Office

Moving house can be stressful enough, but if you’re the manager of a business and planning an office move, it can feel like a logistical nightmare. You’re going to have to organise the transfer of everyone’s desks, ensure that there are sufficient private offices for all your staff, and make sure that all your important files and document make their way to the new office. Even though it’s a lot of work, moving office can be very rewarding as it might give your staff more room and space to grow. If you’re planning to move your office any time soon, please check out my top 3 tips for moving office: 1. Be Realistic I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when moving office is they completely underestimate the time and energy required to do this kind of move. Obviously how challenging the move will be will depend on…

4 Tips for Starting a New Job

There’s nothing more stressful than your first day of work. You want to make a good impression, but chances are you know nothing about how the company actually functions and the full extent of your workload. So if you’re starting a new job in the next few weeks, here are some tips for you to ensure that your first week goes as well as possible and you start off on the right foot. Here are four tips for starting a new job: 1. Have the Right Attitude You’re going to make mistakes, there’s no doubt about it and the truth is your manager or employer honestly expects that of you. It’s part of the process and most managers understand there’s a learning curve whenever anyone starts a new job. Having the right attitude will make this considerably easier. If you’re able to laugh at yourself, then this whole process will…

3 Tips for Automating Your Online Business

More and more people are shifting their businesses online or choosing to invest in online businesses. There are many benefits to working online, such as the ability to work from anywhere – even from the comfort of your own bed in the middle of winter. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they transition from being an employee to a business owner is that they end up working as many hours or more hours on their business. At some point you should be able to ideally reduce your workload so you can pursue more of your hobbies, have more free time for friends and family, and even extra time to travel if that’s a priority for you. Here are three tips for automating your online business to help you work smarter and have more free time for the things you love. 1. Outsource There’s no point trying to do…

The financial impact of machine downtime on UK industry

Machine downtime is a major issue for businesses across the UK. If not prepared for, interruptions to appliances can have a significant detrimental impact on the productivity and profit margin of a company. According to a study commissioned by Oneserve, a field service management firm, and carried out in collaboration with UK manufacturers; machine downtime costs the UK approximately £18 billion a year. This is a figure that, if reduced, could boost the British economy at a time when the nation must be an industry powerhouse to combat Brexit anxieties. But what is the true impact of machine downtime in UK industry and what solutions are available? Machine downtime in the UK Machine downtime is any unintentional scenario that causes your company’s manufacturing process to cease. With growing consumerism creating higher demand for products, fast and efficient machine procedures are critical to a firm’s success. But does the impact of…

How to ensure your email drip campaign is successful

If you’re planning a new email drip campaign for 2019, there are a few things you’ll need to consider in order to ensure it’s successful. A recent post by My Emma called ‘5 elements to successful drip email campaigns’ is an excellent guide for anyone considering launching a new drip campaign next year. According to the article, one of the key elements is centered around your actual goals. It’s crucial that you understand exactly what those goals are, and the type of campaign you want to create before you get started. So that when you will start to create your email, it will be straight to the point and very clear. Another key element is creating automated customer journeys. By putting in a little bit of work at the beginning, you’ll be able to ‘set and forget’, at least initially while you collect data to see what’s working. The article…

How small business administration can help you

Business administration can make the difference between success and failure for a small enterprise. The management process is all-encompassing, covering a vast range of core activities from overseeing an organization’s budgetary, commercial and financial activities to establishing and meeting business-wide goals, policies and procedures. Administrative tasks continue to overwhelm SMEs A UK report from global telecommunication enterprise Immervox recently found that more than a third of SMEs are struggling with admin on a daily basis. The time and resources spent on managing business operations is considered by leaders to be a drain of both time and resources, with more than half of the 144 senior managers surveyed revealing that productivity is being hamstrung by a failure to invest in IT systems and digital infrastructure. Reducing silos is crucial to the agility of a modern business. SMEs must seek to bring core activities together and connect them to boost productivity, efficiency…

IT Process Automation vs IT Orchestration

In the year 2016, a report from Gartner predicted that the worldwide IT spending would reach $3.5 Trillion by the next year. In 2016, the estimated expense was $3.4 trillion. With the rise in the exponential growth of IT industry, it is essential to improve, streamline and manage IT operations. Automation and orchestration are the two facilitating and managerial practices that an enterprise must include in its software development life cycle (SDLC). Before doing so, it needs to compare them and understand each of their mechanism, scope and applications. It is also necessary to comprehend the differences between IT automation and IT orchestration to consolidate them effectively. The integration helps in making the SDLC a fast, smooth and accurate process. What is IT Process Automation? IT process automation (ITPA) is the process of using a single workflow to automate and set up IT tasks. It includes the integration of automation…

Why workplace safety could save your business money

Workplace injuries can cost your business a lot of money – from a loss of working days to personal workplace injury claims made from your employees. In 2016/17, there were 137 workers killed due to a work-related accident. In 2015/16, there were also over 0.6 million workers who suffered from a non-fatal work injury which led to over 4.5 million working days lost, according to self-reports from the Labour Force Survey. It is also worth noting that in 2016/17, there were 92 members of the public killed due to work-related activities. In 2014/15, the cost of workplace related injuries was £4.8 billion – £2.8 billion was billed to the employers, which doesn’t include potential personal injury workplace claims. The importance of health and safety in the workplace is clear, not only for reducing the annual bill. As an employer, your staff’s safety should be at the forefront of your mind.…

Why are apprenticeship programmes so successful?

With over 23,000 apprenticeship opportunities listed on average every month, it comes as no surprise that apprenticeship participation has hit a record high in the last academic year, 2016/17. There was a total of 491,300 apprenticeships that academic year, a sign-up increase of 14.5% on the previous year with 384,500 starts. Many analysts of the figures might attribute the success of apprenticeship programmes to that fact that 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship and 97% of employers said the same. It seems that the programmes have a good reputation across both employers and participants — so is the success expected to continue? Retailer of name badges, Badgemaster, explores. Apprentice demographics Apprenticeship programmes are attractive educational programmes to all ages, despite many believing that they are predominantly for school leavers; of the 491,300 apprentice starts in 2016/17, 24.6% of them were under 19 years old. However, in the same…

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