• Ideas Productivity Office
    Business Tools,  Management

    How to Bring Your Office up to Date

    If you want to start the new year off right, you could think about bringing your office up to date. A well-designed workplace is a valuable asset which will impress employees and clients alike. However, before you undertake this project, there are a few key things that you should keep in mind. Northern Powergird, who can help you connect or disconnect electric supplies, have put together this step by step guide to bringing your office up to date. Plan out the project Before you get started, you should have a set plan in place. It’s crucial that you have proper and smart planning for the early stages of your renovation…

  • Paperless Technology
    Business Tools,  Management

    Is Paperless Technology the Future of Retail?

    Paperless technology will completely transform office spaces in 2020. Not only are paperless solutions environmentally friendly, they’re also extremely cost-effective. Switching to a digital solution makes sense when you consider that businesses spend over $8 million per year on paper. Maplewave, a retail inventory management software company, explore the benefits of paperless and how it can benefit retail companies across a range of different sectors. Why go paperless? Turning paperless is a big decision for any business to make, and 3% of them have already eradicated its use in every process which has allowed them to witness incredible results across their organisation. With paperless only recently becoming a viable option…

  • Happy Employee

    How Businesses Have Been Focusing on Mental Health

    Looking after the mental health of employees should be a top priority for business owners. The average 9 to 5 Monday to Friday worker spends more than 25% of their lives at work, so it’s imperative that their mental health is looked after. Talking about mental health issues isn’t always easy, however. Although an increasing amount of people have been opening up about their mental health when compared to previous decades, we still have far to go; employees are often afraid to speak out about their issues due to the potential stigma that still surrounds mental health. 1. Communication It’s easy to get caught up in the tech bubble if…

  • Shopping Carts Groceries
    Business Tools,  Management,  Marketing

    How Retailers Are Offering a More Personalised Shopping Experience

    Over the past decade, shoppers have been abandoning the in-store experience in favour of online shopping. In order to boost offline appeal and regain customers, marketing strategies must focus on adapting to the changes, rather than fighting against them. So, how do retailers increase their customer retention by offering a more personalised shopping experience? Where The Trade Buys, who offer book printing services, take a closer look. In-store technology The travel sector has faced significant difficulties due to the rise of online travel agents. With companies such as Airbnb and a plethora of agents taking their businesses online, physical travel agents have had to think of innovative ways to retain…

  • Startup Business

    The Key Details You Need to Consider When Setting up a New Business

    Whether you’ve already set up a few businesses or it’s your first time opening a start-up, bringing a brand-new business into the world is an exciting prospect. Sometimes, smaller details can be easily overlooked, and business owners can neglect to consider the key points. Alongside Northern Powergird, who can help you calculate any new electric connection cost, we’re taking a look at the key details you need to consider when setting up a new business.

  • Senior Phone

    Teaching Technology: Why We Need to Break down the Digital Divide Between Generations

    We all know someone who has struggled to get to grips with technology. The early 90’s saw a technology boom, meaning that most people who were brought up in this generation were surrounded by technology in their everyday lives. This equally applies to those born after the year 2000, when iPads, tablets, and smartphones became commonplace. Business intelligence consultancy specialists, Maplewave, are here to discuss how we can break down this digital barrier and help older people to get to grips with technology. 1. A digital divide The digital divide is a problem for people of all ages in terms of social and economic inequalities. Although once it was due…

  • Customer Card

    How to Keep Customers Loyal to Your Brand

    As the saying goes: "Quality is better than quantity", and this is key for understanding the effectiveness of brand loyalty. The probability of selling a product or service to an existing customer is 60-70%, with 65% of a company’s business said to come from existing customers. Companies such as Apple are the epitome of brand loyalty, with the tech company having a core of followers who will solely buy their products and stick with them throughout their lifetime. Here, we will look at exactly what it is that makes customers stay loyal to a brand.

  • Bankruptcy Insolvency
    Corporate Law

    The Differences Between Insolvency Laws in England and Scotland

    The sheer breadth and complexity of insolvency laws can be difficult to comprehend and apply to any business looking to enter administration. There are also regional differences to consider, and over the Scottish border, the practice regulations changed on the 6th of April 2019. Together with Business Rescue Expert, voluntary liquidation specialists, we will look at the legality behind this process in both countries, identifying any key differences. On both sides of the border, the aim of insolvency is to provide a legally enshrined solution for businesses to repay any outstanding debts where they are unable to do so. The Insolvency Act 1986 remains the overarching legislative guide for the…

  • Driving Instructors
    Traffic Code

    Changes to the UK Driving Test: How Have They Been Received and How Do Other Countries Compare?

    It has now been one year since the UK driving test witnesses the biggest change in over 20 years. These historic changes saw those sitting a practical exam having to complete a range of different maneuvers, follow sat-nav directions and partake in 20 minutes of independent driving. Controversially, drivers would also have to answer a question vehicle safety while still driving.

  • American Border
    Gadget,  Internet,  Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

    Border Control Forces Receive New Technology

    Regulating the movement of people, goods, and animals across country borders is vital. As such, border control forces need the best technology. In this article, we’re exploring the latest advancements in technology that are helping in border control. A sense of space: drones and holographic printers VICE has reported that a company called Zebra Imaging, at the Tenth Annual Border Security Expo in San Antonio, Texas, was noted to be selling holographic printers for a cool $1 million. According to the report, these machines were already being utilised at Border Control stations in El Paso, San Diego and Tucson — having initially been sold to the US military for use…

  • Books Library

    Must-Read Books for New Tech Companies

    This article was researched and created by Where The Trade Buys, a UK based leading printing company who offer offset book printing services. Whether you’re thinking of starting up your own tech company, or you want to progress your current company to the next stage, there’s so many resources available to you. The most powerful of these has been a strong source for countless years; books! Giving first-hand experience, insightful comments, and business tricks and tips, these books are your go-to source for reliable information to back your business up with. Come with us as we take you through the virtual shelves of our business library! The Inevitable: Understanding the…