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    Why Property is a Sound Investment

    Property investment is, of course, vital for the continued prosperity of any society. The inexorable need for bricks-and-mortar developments is not likely to pass any time soon, but that is far from the only reason that so many people continue to invest in this lucrative area.   Many other forms of investment can be quite… Keep Reading…

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    The UK’s leading bonded warehouse – A happy customer

    Vinothèque is a large bonded warehouse which specialises in fine wines and is located in Burton-on-Trent in central England. With a total surface area of over 200,000 ft² over four floors, the capacity of the warehouse extends to over half a million cases of fine wine. So huge a volume of stock necessitates meticulous management,… Keep Reading…

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    Bring Your Own Device – The Next Step for Business Wi-Fi?

    These days, we are more attached to our mobile devices than ever before. Portable machines such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, and a host of hybrids have sprung up in every household – the idea of even leaving the house without our smartphones now seems inconceivable. Given the prevalence of these gadgets, they have inevitably begun… Keep Reading…

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    The Changing Face of Warehouse Management

    In this day and age, the efficient running of any warehouse would be unthinkable, if not impossible, without a reliable warehouse management system. The advent of the computer-based WMS has long since revolutionised warehouse management in efficiency, accuracy, and most importantly, scope – it is now possible to keep track of a vastly larger amount… Keep Reading…

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    Do you sell Chinese-manufactured goods and are your customers happy with your service?

    Or “How are you addressing the key challenge of providing great online customer service? i.e. optimising the delivery speed of getting your goods from China to your customer accurately, reliably and at best value with the minimum amount of management headache!” The first question asked by online customer satisfaction surveys is frequently about speed of… Keep Reading…

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    Star GB continues to nurture young engineering talent

    – World-leading sliding head lathe manufacturers Star GB, who have long been renowned for their innovation and forward-thinking culture, are forging ahead in their mission to encourage a new generation of British engineers. To further strengthen Star’s crop of young blood, 22-year-old Chris Anson has been promoted to the position of Service Support Engineer. Chris has… Keep Reading…

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    Construction Industry Scheme

    The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) sets out special rules for tax and national insurance (NI) for those working in the construction industry. For those contractors and subcontractors it is important to understand and comply with the regulations set out by the HMRC. The deadline for submission is 14 days after the end of the tax… Keep Reading…

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    Property Investment: What are the Risks?

    In today’s precarious financial environment of failing banks and volatile stock markets, property investment is widely viewed as an attractive alternative which grants the individual far more freedom and much greater potential returns. While this is true to an extent, it is important to fully understand the subtleties of the endeavour and, perhaps more importantly,… Keep Reading…

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    e-Commerce Retailer Growing Pains

    E-commerce is one of the fastest growing markets in Europe, according to a report on 2012 figures by the Centre for Retail Research. It also states that online retailers in the UK, Germany, and France accounted for 71% of total European online sales. It is predicted that, from 2013, annual growth of online retail will… Keep Reading…

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    5 Steps to Improve your Cash Flow

    In this tough economic climate it is more important than ever to ensure that cash flow is a priority in your business. Here we explain 5 steps to ensure you keep control of your cash flow and keep your business solvent: 1.        Understand your cash flow: Just like forecasting sales, dedicating time to analysing and… Keep Reading…

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    Share Ownership Is Growing in Popularity

    The distribution of shares is becoming an increasingly popular incentive which companies are regularly using to recruit or retain staff. It offers an attractive alternative to cash bonuses and according to new research in the UK and USA, it can also increase the productivity of your staff. Employees can obtain shares in their company without… Keep Reading…

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    Taxable Benefits through Employment

    Following HMRC rules and regulations remains imperative to understand where employee benefits should be taxed and by how much? All business earnings are taxable but unless the benefit can be converted into cash there is no taxable benefit. Whilst this is a general rule, variants and a lot of small print occur therefore specialist advice… Keep Reading…

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