Independent Business Owners BLOG

21 Mar
How and why some employers are stepping up support for working caregivers

How and why some employers are stepping up support for working caregivers

As the baby boomer generation is slowly inching towards retirement, more and more workers find themselves either caring for a loved one or requiring care themselves. Simultaneously, the millennial generation is increasingly burdened with the stresses of being caregivers for both their aging parents and children. Whilst we all face the challenge of juggling both personal and professional commitments, it can negatively affect our performance at work in the following ways:


17 Mar
Working from home? Get dressed, don’t become the house elf

Working from home? Get dressed, don’t become the house elf

Work from home opportunities offer a number of privileges, including the freedom to wear whatever you wish. In a recent UK survey, conducted by workplace provider Regus, it was revealed that quite a number of people working from home prefer to be in their pyjamas. However, have you ever considered whether your relaxed attire could in fact impact your work? The answer to this is ‘yes’.


14 Mar
How small businesses can turn the tide of the economy post Brexit

How small businesses can turn the tide of the economy post Brexit

The Brexit vote added to the economic uncertainty of the ongoing skills shortage the UK was already facing. With a question mark over the availability of skilled workers from the EU, business owners are becoming increasingly cautious when it comes to long term financial planning. As big corporations struggle to cope with the change, it’s the role played by small businesses that can make all the difference in restoring the health of the economy.


06 Mar
How technology can facilitate working from home

How technology can facilitate working from home

Imagining a world without e-mail, internet and smartphones makes us realise just how much technology has altered and permeated into different aspects of our lives. Technology has made it possible to carry out work in increasingly flexible ways. For example, working remotely from the comfort of your home is now an option that can be easily implemented.


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