A preview of next month’s US non-farm payrolls

The US non-farm payrolls data (NFP) for October will be released next month on November 7, at 13:30 GMT. As ever (except if it’s a US public holiday, when it moves to Thursday), it arrives on the first Friday of the month. The market consensus indicates that the NFP figure this time round will be around 274,000. This means that experts expect jobs to increase more this month than they did last: September’s figure was 248,000. Overall, NFP in 2014 has been strong. For August, though, a poor Read more [...]

Party games to try at your next BBQ party

Next time you're planning a bit of a BBQ bash, why not consider adding some more fun to the mix by staging a few after dinner games with your guests? It can help make your BBQ stand out as different to all the rest and is also a good way for guests who might not know each other to spend a bit of time together and maybe even form new connections. BBQ Olympics Maybe best for before people eat if they're going to exert themselves, if your garden is big enough it shouldn't be too tricky to set up some Read more [...]

How to make the most out of a retail apprenticeship

According to government statistics published in February 2014, some 510,000 people took up an apprenticeship in England during the 2012/2013 academic year. This represented a 231,000 increase on 2009/2010 statistics. Retail made up the third largest percentage of apprenticeships by sector, accounting for some 20 per cent of the total. So, what makes retail apprenticeships so popular? The fact is retail encompasses many job roles, and the possibilities for career progression are significant. While Read more [...]

Top tips for successful viral marketing

What SMEs could learn from successful viral campaigns – An infographic by 4imprint Social media is increasingly returning benefits as a promotional channel for firms looking to engage audiences. As a result, businesses are being urged to learn from successful viral marketing techniques to realise their own goals. Promotional products retailer 4imprint has put together a number of viral marketing tips for companies based on the success of previous campaigns, including linking to popular culture Read more [...]

Can you Save Cost for your Big Business?

No matter how big your business, it is always beneficial to look into ways you could be saving money. All businesses face a drop in profits at some stage, whether it be due to a lack of demand or down to a tough economic climate. Even when the business is doing well, cutting costs can free up more money that can be put into core services. There are many ways you can cut back on costs in your business such as B1 format printing, restructuring and taking advantage of leading technology. Switching Read more [...]

Protecting Your Staff: Why Safety is Important in Big Businesses

All businesses have an obligation to keep their workplace safe. When you own a large business it is particularly important to ensure you have adequate health and safety rules in place. As a large company you need to show responsibility to the people you employ, as well as to your customers. If you don’t you could find yourself faced with high legal costs and a severe dent in your reputation. There are many things you can do to improve the workplace including the next best action by NICE Systems. Help Read more [...]

Improving Lives All Over The World

Many who reside in affluent countries desire that people around the world have the same opportunities as they do. Individuals possessing this viewpoint strongly believe that everyone, no matter their economic background, has the right to be able to reach their full potential.Sukanto Tanoto and many other entrepreneurs hold onto this philosophy and strive to establish a wide range of programs that will supply people with their basic needs and enable them to have a bright future. Setting Up Health Read more [...]

Croatia: Five Places, Five Reasons

Croatia is a diverse destination, there’s no doubt about it, bringing together eastern and western culture to create a country that’s truly unique. In fact, there’s so much choice that it’s hard to know where to begin. To get you started, though, here are five of the most essential places that should have you scribbling ‘Croatia’ immediately on your bucket list. Croatia at its most dramatic in Dubrovnik The country’s most popular tourist destination doesn’t disappoint, and you Read more [...]

The art market

In the not so distant future, good or bad, 2013 will be seen as a watershed moment in the history of art. Not only was it a remarkable year for the art market as a whole, in terms of online sales, it was a tremendous and notable 12 months. This burgeoning segment of the market realised over a billion dollars for the first time ever. According to insurance group Hiscox, this division alone is expected to grow by $3.8 billion (approximately £2.3 billion) over the next four years. Again, that bears Read more [...]

Which superfoods will help you bulk up?

How to make your lunch SUPER [Infographic] by the team at Ethical Superstore Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Gosling and Henry Cavill - what do these three men have in common? Other than their movie-star status they are all males who, for want of a better word, are incredibly buff. When you think of super heroes these are your go to guys - two of them have even played Thor and Superman because of their enviable physiques. It isn't just men that have muscle definition to die for. Michelle Obama, Read more [...]