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Ways to enhance your customer service in 2018

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th November 2017
A positive customer service experience is an integral part of any business strategy, yet it can often be overlooked. Siobhain Goodall, Head of Business Development at Mpl Contact, looks at five ways companies can improve their communication to create long-lasting customer relationships and increase retention rates. Implement Web Chat  It is apparent that web chats have grown in popularity a...
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Employee Benefits that won't break the bank

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
When it comes to employee benefits, it’s not always about the money. Here, our careers marketplace partners Jobbio share 7 employee benefits that won't break the bank....(Originally published here.)For startups and young companies there are ways to motivate and reward the team that won’t blow your budget. In fact, more imaginative perks can actually set you apart from your competitors ...
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How to keep your employees motivated

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd November 2017
What steps can you take to ensure your staff remain motivated & committed? Jason Downes, MD of Powwownow highlight a few things that have worked for him over the years.Simply getting your employees to do their job is a relatively easy task but inspiring them to go the extra mile is a much trickier one. That’s because reaching for the stars and believing you can really make a difference i...
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Self Assessment Tax Return Checklist

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
Completing a self-assessment tax return can be tedious at best for freelancers and entrepreneurs. With the deadline of 31st January quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing to complete your return. Alexander & Co have put together this handy guide to make your tax return as quick and stress-free as possible. Read on to find out more.   Do you actually need to complete a s...
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How to prepare your start-up for the new pension rules

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd November 2017
British workers need help organising their pensions. With a survey revealing that 20% of workers have no pension savings at all (Printerland), it’s clear that many employees need extra encouragement to help them plan for retirement. But, thanks to new government measures, employers are stepping up to help tackle the issue. Following changes to the Work and Pensions Act, all employers are now...
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Remote Team Managers: Are You Using These Tips To Manage Your Team?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th November 2017
Having a remote team has many advantages. Reduced office expenses, access to better talent, better talent at low cost, 24 X 7 availability, productive employees are some of the advantages that remote companies enjoy. Given no-investment in office set-up, more and more start-ups are preferring going remote. But what makes these companies successful in remote work? It’s how successfully they ...
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What to expect on your entrepreneurial journey

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th November 2017
Taking the first steps on your entrepreneurial journey can feel daunting if you’re not sure what to expect. Although every startup story is different, co-working space provider Accelerate Places have highlighted some of the most common challenges you can expect to encounter along the way. Growing your team Growing your team is one of the most exciting parts of building a business, giving y...
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The biggest challenges in attracting talent to your business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th November 2017
Building your team can be a tall order. Here, our careers marketplace partners Jobbio share just some of the challenges you’ll face on your noble quest for talent. (originally published here.)Competition Fatigued as we may be from hearing about the war for talent, it is a war nonetheless. In this current hiring climate, candidates have their pick of companies, so you need to ...
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Tips for Building and Promoting Your Employer Brand

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th November 2017
Startacus (that's us) and Jobbio have recently joined forces to create a startup focused careers marketplace for the startup community. Via Startacus, employers (new to Jobbio) can post their first startup job for FREE and job seeking talent seeking employment within the startup community can also view and apply for a whole host of startup jobs. Here Jobbio share some handy t...
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Full Cover Insurance Explained for Public Liability

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st October 2017
Are you working as a sole tradesman in a knowledge-based position? If you are, then consider yourself one of the lucky ones. You must be proud to be from a pool of growing professionals. Self-employed professionals in the UK have been on the rise – just two years ago, the number had risen to 4.7 million. Is full cover Important to a Self-employed Professional? As a successful sole tradesma...
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Why you must quality check the readability of your business plan

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th October 2017
Business plans are part and parcel of... well, business life. Without a business plan, you don’t have a roadmap of where you want to go. If you’re seeking funding, a business plan becomes even more critical. Investors and VCs need to quickly see the potential of your company. If you make them work to understand your business idea, they will quickly disengage. So the pressure is on to...
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Exploring the Power and Potential of Partnerships for Your Business

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th October 2017
Collaborating with partners can be critical to the success of your business. Innovate UK, inspired by their recent video on essential tips for collaboration share some handy tips with Startacus on exploring the power and potential of partnerships for your business..."As a smaller or newer business, the appeal of going it alone is obvious. All the power, all the rewards, every opportunity to w...
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