Twitter now an alternative to email from July?

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We’ve learned that Twitter has just removed the 140-character limit for Direct Messages (DMs), and it may well dramatically change how we use the social media service. Allowing users to talk privately, DMs were previously limited to 140 characters, just like public tweets. Now users will be able to send …

Win a £3,000 holiday

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Win a free holiday worth £3,000 BBX UK have launched an initiative to double our client base in 10 weeks. What this means to you is greater trading opportunities, the ability to earn a cash residual income through our ambassador program plus a chance to win a holiday worth £3000! …

Coffice Etiquette

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]In Britain we are increasingly working from coffices (coffee shop used as an office). Many of us have left the corporate world and its hours of commuting each day, and instead adjusting to a new daily schedule, finding out when we are most productive during the day and establishing a …

The advantages of the Coffice

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The evolution of cofficing and six tips to make it more effective As workplaces become more flexible, so too has the space where we conduct business – the latest is the “coffice” – or coffee-shop-stroke-office. Workers in Britain are reported to be spending around 130 million hours a week working …

The right to request flexible working

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As you will no doubt be aware by now, “Flexible Working Rights” changed at the end of June 2014. As a result any employee with more six months service may request flexible working arrangements. However this does not mean there is an automatic right to have their request agreed. To …

The Factory – Upcycling and training by BCHA

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Many thanks to Lorna Trent, fund-raising manager at BCHA for such an interesting tour of the new social enterprise centre at Alder Hills in Poole. Of particular interest was “The Factory” an upcycling retail warehouse selling everything from a spare gear lever for your bike through to pallet wood furniture …

21st Century Healthcare

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Whilst the NHS remains a ‘national treasure’ and fantastic in so many ways, recent years have brought increasing pressure on the original vision of providing an ever-expanding range of healthcare services, freely delivered to all. With a growing funding gap, rapidly increasing population and demand on NHS services, and slipping waiting …

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Dorset Business Angels are delighted to announce the start of the new investment season. We will be hosting a special investors dinner event with exclusive use of Oscar’s Restaurant at the Royal Bath Hotel in the centre of Bournemouth. There are only 20 places in total for self-certified investors only*. 

In Business and wearing jeans

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The world no longer defines successful businesspeople by their suit and ties. Today we live in a world where any entrepreneur can create a successful, profitable, enjoyable business in whatever style suits him or her the best. And hey, if putting on a suit and heading for your corporate office …

Health and Safety minister Mark Harper calls for an end to organisations using regulations as a “smoke screen”.

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Apparently, around 300 complaints have been made to the HSE’s ‘myth buster’ panel about seemingly ridiculous rules. The panel, which was created by the Government to expose misuse of the ‘health and safety’ tag, says that the health and safety laws have been used to ban donkey rides on beaches and …

What is Networking?

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“Recently, when enjoying a bit of professional networking over breakfast with our professional networking partner and friend “The Boardroom Network“, the question was raised by one or two networking virgins “what is networking?” Joannah Bishop stood up and gave us an excellent two minute briefing in her inimitable style” When you think …