Business Butler Blog | February 2020

Business Butler Blog - February 2020

Is Big Brother watching you?

One of the biggest banks in the UK recently hit the headlines for the wrong reason. Barclays had piloted a software system that monitored the amount of time that employees spent at their desks. Although Barclays has stopped using the pro...

How will 5G transform your business?

The eagerly awaited 5th generation technology (5G) began rolling out across the UK last year and there are already approximately 60 cities where it is currently available.

Many phrases have been used to describe the new 5G technology: super-fast, ultra-fast, uber-fast and lightning fast. OK, so it’s fast, but what does that mean?

The increase in speed that 5G brings means that ...

Who’s looking after your books?

You wouldn’t let anybody look after your legal matters, would you? And would you take financial advice from someone you met in the pub? Hopefully not. Ok, what if you were ill, would you seek help from any Tom, Dick or Harriet? Of course not, you’d make an appointment with your doctor.

So, when you entrust someone to look after your business’s finances you need to make sure they are fully...

SME’s spending more on tech services

A recent report into the spending behaviour of more than 133,000 small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) in the UK over the past 10 years has just been published and makes interesting reading.

We’ll take a look at some of the pertinent points from the comprehensive report now. The global report actually covered a total of 250,000 SME’s across the UK, US, Canada, France and Australia wi...

Would you like to be your own boss?

I’m sure that most of us at some point during our careers have pondered about leaving the secure and sometimes stale environment of being an employee for the excitement, satisfaction and challenge of self-employment.

Whether you are bored and looking for a new venture, or you’ve missed out on promotion to Julian, the new graduate from marketing, or you just simply can’t face working anoth...

What did a business plan ever do for you?

You may think that business plans are an outdated concept, from a bygone era and are no longer relevant in today’s fast moving, ever changing digital world. But wait a minute, let’s just slow down and think about that.

I’m sure you probably have an idea of what a business plan is, but I’ll give you a simple definition anyway.

A business plan is essentially a document that describes ...

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