Self Employed

How to fire someone correctly

Having to fire an employee is never going to be easy no matter what the working relationship is. Very often giving the bad news can be just as dreadful as the person receiving it. Yet in this commercial world, there is little room for sentiment, so follow these tips on how to fire someone correctly.

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Get the most out of network events

Attending events and reaching out to contacts is crucial if you are aiming to expand your business, whether that is you as an individual or a company you represent. Whether you regularly attend networking events or you’re about to experience one for the first time, it is important you have some sort of strategy. This

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Starting a bed and breakfast business

Many of us dream about the house in the country and setting up a quaint little B&B to support our new lifestyle; but before the rose tinted glasses send us into a country spin, it’s essential to really think about the practicalities of this vision before opening the doors. Here are a few things to

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Having multiple jobs

Having one job seems hard enough doesn’t it but many people actually have a second job or maybe two part time jobs. Having multiple jobs is on the increase, some through choice and others born from necessity. Why do people have multiple jobs? In these cash strapped times some people don’t actually have an alternative.

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Coping when your business goes bust

Imagine being your own boss. You choose when and where you work, the products or services on offer and how the business is run. The possibilities are endless and you can pursue a business that allows you to turn your interests into moneymaking opportunities. However, new businesses are not easy to hold on to as

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Ten attributes of a good leader

Leadership comes in many forms, in and outside of the workplace. At work you may have staff reporting to you, or you may be self-employed and have employees of your own. Perhaps you run a fitness class or a Brownie pack, or you are a teacher managing a class full of children. Whatever your role

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