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Small Business has a positive outlook

I’ve just been reading the Albion Growth Report 2014 investigating confidence in the SME market and how sustainable that growth is.

It’s encouraging to read that in a survey of 450 small and medium-sized enterprises, it finds that 62% are expecting growth over the next two years. In terms of sectors it’s the production businesses that are feeling the most confident with 83% of them are expecting growth.

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Increasing productivity: An SME’s view

In small businesses you don’t necessarily need to get involved with major consultant-led projects to increase productivity.  Nor can you often afford it.  The problems can be identified and dealt with within the organisation, often in a few simple steps.

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Could social media be damaging your future career prospects?

The CIPD recently warned people of the damaging effects social media can have on their careers.

In October 2012 – Facebook had 1.01 billion people using the site each month and this figure has no doubt risen since then.  If you asked around your office today – I’m sure nearly everyone has an account and uses it frequently to upload photos, catch up with friends or let everyone know what they’re up to with a daily status update.

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