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4 Tips for Cutting Your Business Energy Bills

By EffieHerdman, published on Dec 19, 2016

There are many factors that weigh on your budget whether you are an SME or a large organisation such as office rental costs, salaries, employee benefits such as pensions, maintaining your IT infrastructure, and of course your energy bills. Some of these expenses, however, have no movement, like your rent for your office, you can’t try and haggle with your landlord for a better deal, but for other costs like your energy bills there are savings to be made.

You can do so many little things each day to make a difference, you don’t have to undergo a massive energy overhaul and spend lots... (more)

Tags: energy, energy conservation, business energy, energy bill, fuel bill, energy management, energy consultant, business energy management, business energy consultant

4 Reasons to Move Your Contact Centre to the Cloud

By EffieHerdman, published on Sep 8, 2016

If a business hasn’t yet embraced the cloud they may well be planning to do so in the coming years. Contact centres are no different, more and more are migrating to the cloud and who can blame them? There are so many advantages of moving to the cloud, here are just 4 of many…

1. Cost Saving

For some companies setting up a physical contact centre can take months and even seven figure budgets, then there is the cost of maintaining that physical location too, everything from utilities, salaries of maintenance staff such as cleaners, maintaining, replacing and fixing equipment, and... (more)

Tags: customer service, cloud, call center, call centre, contact centre, contact center, customer experience

5 Key Components of a Disaster Recovery Plan

By EffieHerdman, published on Aug 16, 2016

Safeguarding your business against anything malicious that may cause your systems to become destroyed is essential, a disaster recovery plan can help to prevent a crisis from happening in the first place but it also puts a procedure in place if the worst was unfortunately to happen. An attack on your system could mean that you lose extremely important data or you may not be able to continue to run your business for a period of time, all of this can be costly to you and your business. If you haven’t got a disaster recovery plan in place or you haven’t reviewed your current one recently you need... (more)

Tags: technology, it solutions, it, disaster recovery plan

5 Best European Beaches for Families

By EffieHerdman, published on Feb 29, 2016

Travelling with young children means you inevitably require flights to be relatively short, amenities on the beach to be easily accessible and a safe beach area with shallow, clean water. Take a look at some of the best family-friendly beaches in Europe and get a head start on booking your 2016 summer holiday!

Praia da Salema, Algarve

Portugal has long been known as a family holiday destination, with sandy blue-flag beaches and gentle waves, it is an ideal place for a toddler to take their first steps into the sea. There are a range of sun loungers and umbrellas for hire (around... (more)

Tags: family, beaches, vacation, holiday, family vacation, beach, family holiday

What You Need to Remember When Using a Teleprompter

By EffieHerdman, published on Feb 24, 2016

They think people come across as too rigid, unnatural, or they don’t showcase their personality when delivering their lines because they’re too focused reading the words on the autocue instead of their presentation. Using a teleprompter though can be a lifesaver and reduce some of the stress that comes with presenting. When approached prepared anyone can give a good performance when using an autocue, here are some tips that you should remember when using a teleprompter.

Review Your Script

No one is a master at using a teleprompter immediately, you can’t expect to show up and give... (more)


How To: Finance Your Renovation Project

By EffieHerdman, published on Feb 16, 2016

Renovating your house in order to expand the size can be a smart investment but it’s not always easy when cash flow is tight. It is important to explore different options when it comes to financing your renovation project and with a wide range of private and government funding schemes and low interest rates, there’s never been a better time to think about renovating your home. When determining the best borrowing option for you it is important to think about the total material and labour costs of your project, as well as acquiring the right renovation insurance tailored specifically to your... (more)

Tags: insurance, renovation, renovation insurance

Why Start a Care Home?

By EffieHerdman, published on Feb 9, 2016

They might not seem an obvious way of getting into business, but care homes are usually rewarding and profitable, particularly in the case of more specialised nursing homes, where fully qualified nurses will look after more dependent residents.

The preference for community care, which sees carers look after the elderly in their homes, has had a small negative effect on the care home industry.

The number of people over 85 is expected to double from 1.4m to 3.5m over 25 years, so there will clearly be a growing demand for care home services. Meanwhile, the number of residents staying... (more)

Tags: business, care home

What You Need to Know About Oak Furniture

By EffieHerdman, published on Feb 4, 2016

Picking out your new dining set or coffee table shouldn’t be rushed, here’s what you should know before diving into purchasing a piece of oak furniture…

What Is Oak?

There are around 600 different species of oak ranging from large trees to smaller shrubs, and they are found more commonly in the northern hemisphere throughout Europe and North America. Within the different species there are two different types of oak, red and white, red oak species are more typically found growing in North America whereas white oak is more abundant in Europe, historically both types of oak where... (more)

Tags: wood, tree, oak, solid oak, solid oak furniture, oak furniture, rustic oak furniture, rustic oak

How to Start Your Own Skydiving Business

By EffieHerdman, published on Jan 20, 2016

There’s no way you can operate this kind of business unless you are an experienced and licensed skydiver.

These days, many adventurous people take part in competitive sports. Skydiving is a form of extreme sports that involves a small risk while jumping out of a plane. However, it is not as dangerous an activity as you might think. As long as all safety procedures are adhered to then the risk is minimal. Nevertheless, you should always ensure that you are mentally and physically prepared, before you engage in extreme sports. For professional skydivers, starting a skydiving business... (more)


Why We Need Better Terminal Emulators

By EffieHerdman, published on Jan 12, 2016

Terminal Emulator software is needed more than ever in the present day and you’ve only got to take a look at the Gartner Report to see why. Gartner Inc. is a research and advisory firm based in the US. Every year they publish a series of market research reports called The Gartner Magic Quadrant. Gartner says that the Magic Quadrant aims to give a qualitative analysis into a market and the direction it is taking, its maturity and its participants.

This year Gartner identified the Top Ten IT trends. At the top of their list was the fact that the number of mobile employees in the industry... (more)

Tags: technology, software, terminal emulator, terminal emulators

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