Communication Is Key to Continued Prosperity for Small Business


People who’ve recently launched their first business often have to build a small team of staff. It’s sensible to keep costs as low as possible during the early stages. So, entrepreneurs should carefully consider how they spend their money. However, it’s the way in which owners approach employee communication that plays a significant role in their success and failure. It’s vital that all business owners ensure team members can communicate quickly and efficiently. The information in this article should help to point all readers in the right direction. At the end of the day, most companies will crumble without effective communication.

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Telecom Company Set to Expand If Plans Approved


Telecoms company Network Telecom is planning to create as many as 40 new job opportunities if its extension plans are approved.

The Shropshire-based company has applied to extend its current home at Communications House in Hadley Park, Telford, England.

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4 Ways Video Conferencing Inspires Leadership and Collaboration


One of the biggest trends to sweep the business world today is the emergence of the global workplace. While this may mean that you’re dealing with employees across the world, or simply across town, the idea is that telecommunication technology now allows management from anywhere in the world, regardless of geography. Whether you’re a small eCommerce startup or a large company with multiple locations, using things like video communication can increase diversity and creativity in your company’s leadership roles, as well as positively impact the way your staff works. Here are three ways that video conferencing can improve leadership and collaboration within your business.

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5 Tips to Sharpen Your Business Skills


Whether you already run your own business or are an aspiring entrepreneur, there are steps that you can take to improve your business savvy and get ahead in the market. Managing your own business requires skills in number of different areas. Many of those areas are going through large-scale transformation. If you are not on top of these changes you may get blindsided by them and lose your business edge. That is why it is important to continue to acquire new skills in order to be on top of your game. Here are some of the best ways to sharpen your business skills.

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How Publishing Great Content Can Help Grow Your Business


Whether you’re simply writing blog posts to bring attention to your own writing, or you’re writing blogs for a website in order to promote your business, the quality of the content you’re creating should be high. In fact, this quality is something you should always aim to improve. Check out these tips – they’ll help you craft better content in no time!

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5 Reasons Why Your Employees Need to be Better Public Speakers


Public speaking is said to be the biggest fear for most people. For your employees, however, it doesn’t have to be. There is no debate that communication is essential for successful business. Yet, many struggle to “find their voice.”

In a recent survey by an online presentation platform, 70% of employed people agreed that public speaking skills are critical for their success at work. But, in this same study, 20% of people also stated that they would do anything to avoid presenting. This included pretending to be ill or asking a co-worker to give it instead.

If public speaking is so important in a business setting, why is it such a burden for employees?

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How Does Office Design Improve Collaboration in the Office

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In a large office different departments can often feel like they are working in isolation, unable to fully integrate with the rest of a business.

Office design specialists Penketh’s explain how the right office design can have a huge impact on collaboration within a business.

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Improve Productivity by Dealing with Email Overload Effectively

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Email has been hailed as one of the most important communication tools in this century. And it is for the right reason. Can you imagine continuing to use snail mail that would take 3-4 days to arrive at your doorstep in this day and age? Getting the email message on your computer, and now on your mobile device, instantaneously is one of the most effective communication technology of our time. Unfortunately, as with any other technology people have gone overboard with email and it is now being blamed for consuming majority of the day in people’s lives and, as counterintuitive as it sounds, loss of productivity. How can this be?

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Are Face To Face Meetings Still Relevant?


You might think that in person interaction is important in your business and perhaps you’re right. After all, it’s much easier to read the thoughts and impressions of a client or customer if they’re sitting right in front of you. Let’s not forget that just over seventy percent of communication is body language. At the same time, though, it’s fair to say that the world has changed a great deal in recent years and it seems that in that duration face to face meetings have become less important. Here’s why:

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How Can You Make Best use of Videoconferencing Solution


It’s interesting how many maritime idioms have made their way into the world of business. Terms such as “righting the ship” are vivid and attention catching ways to convey common concepts. In fact, the term “all hands” comes from the term used by the officer of the deck calling all hands (sailors) to man the pumps or undertake other vital work. In the case of an all hands video meeting, you’re dealing with a large number of people in a short period of time, and need to do it in the most efficient and efficacious way possible.

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