3 more focus areas for manufacturing innovation

Continuing our list of areas in which manufacturers can achieve productivity improvements, here are three more things to think about. Image Credit Develop your talent We previously discussed the importance of giving employees the resources and opportunities to make improvements, but it is also vital to develop their talent and skills so they can do it even better. It’s no use bemoaning the lack of skilled British workers if you are doing nothing to empower and encourage them. Developing talent isn’t just about training, it’s about listening and providing the…

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How to build the right H&S culture in your factory

Every factory needs a strong health and safety culture in order to protect workers, customers, suppliers and other visitors who may be on site or dealing with your business. But a strong H&S culture involves more than simply following processes and regulations. It requires attention to detail, commitment and a strong, engaged culture that encourages everyone to be accountable for ensuring wellbeing across the business. Let’s look at some practical steps. Image Credit Be clear on responsibilities From identifying the team responsible for keeping the factory floor clean to nominating…

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Reasons Accounting Is Important for a Small Business

7 Golden Rules of Investing in Real Estate Business

Are you thinking about starting your own small business at some point in the future? If this is the case, there are many different aspects of running a business that you will need to familiarize yourself with. You should do a lot of reading online to find out exactly what is involved in the creation of a small business. This will help you to avoid any serious problems that could prevent your business from reaching its full potential. One of the most important issues that you will need to familiarize…

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How to choose a letting agent

Most landlords choose to manage their properties through an agent. Some decide to manage things themselves, but unless you have plenty of time to invest in your properties, it’s a lot less stressful to let an agent do it for you. So, how do you choose an agent? Here are some tips you should consider in finding the right agent for your needs: What are your requirements? There are different levels of service that are offered by agents, so your first step is to decide what level of assistance you…

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What is a Content Management System?

Have you heard the term CMS but not sure what it means? In digital speak, a CMS or Content Management System is often a web-based application that allows users to manage data, information and content on a website. This could mean editing, creating information, reporting or archiving any details that sit on your website. Essentially, it’s a graphic user interface that makes dealing with a website’s data much easier. So, how does a CMS actually work and how do you go about making changes to your site? There are a…

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How VoIP can help customers

Seamless communications make doing business easier, and low-cost ways of interacting also enhance the bottom line. VOIP, or Voice Over Internet Protocol, has been hailed as a combination of both, and it can really help businesses that need to provide efficient customer service. Image Credit New technology Updating your communication systems is always a good move and one that is almost guaranteed to deliver better service to your customers than some outdated service that gives them delays and aggravation. Some businesses are turning to VOIP because of the options it…

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How can I use link tracking to measure my online campaign?

If you’re undertaking any form of online campaign, it makes sense that you’ll want to measure its effectiveness. Measuring campaigns lets you see whether your endeavors have been a success or not, but it can also provide vital clues about those who take part, including consumer behaviours. One such method to measure online campaigns is link tracking. Image Credit What is link tracking? According to Click Meter, a tracking link is a unique shortened link that is designed to track a destination URL. When a new tracking link is created,…

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Planning a tour for your band

Booking your band’s first is an exciting time and whether you’re just starting out or have been playing gigs for some time, make the whole process run a lot smoother by following these handy tips, so you can focus on the music! Before you confirm any dates, why not think about gig swapping with other bands in different areas. Jump onto social media and find similar bands in different areas who might want to open for you and vice versa. It’s an easy and cost-effective way of enjoying a hometown…

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How to choose the right van for your profession

The van market is packed with variety, so deciding which vehicle configuration will be the best fit for your profession can be tough. Here are some tips to make the decision-making process a little simpler. Image Credit Payload considerations Looking at the amount of weight that a van can lug around is useful; however, you also need to think about the type of goods and equipment you will need it to carry, as the volume of the cargo area is just as important. The roof height and load length will…

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What Are the Best Ways to Buy a New Car?

Buying a brand new car is a luxury not everyone can afford, but there are now more options available to you than ever before. Image Credit Cash The car industry is struggling with fewer people willing to part with their hard-earned cash to buy a car. Figures from the AA show a 45 per cent drop in 2017, which is up from 33 per cent last year and doubled from 24 per cent in 2009. Although loans and finance are cheaper than ever, because of the low return on savings,…

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