August 19, 2016 03:46 by BenH
Whatever type of business you're in, success or failure will pretty much revolve around the same basic elements. One of the most important of these is having a business network in place that means you can connect with clients and customers as well as other professionals and suppliers in your field. Here's five tips to successfully build and grow your own network.
Social media seems to be suggested as the answer for most things in business these days, but when it comes to networking it really is the case.
The way that simply coming up with an imaginative or inventive hashtag o... [More]
August 17, 2016 11:17 by BenH
There's no doubt that social media has revolutionised the way we do business over the past few years. Possibly the most important aspect is the way that consumers are now used to being able to access all the information they need wherever they are at whatever time suits them.
Not only that, but the two-way nature of social media means that clients and customers can give instant feedback and a business can adapt and change 'on the fly' to make the most of highly competitive trading environments. So here's four easy ways that you can use social media to aid your business and get ahead.
August 11, 2016 10:22 by BenH
It’s fair to say that Britain has produced some mighty fine sportsmen and women over the years – ones that have taken the world by storm, winning some of the biggest and best individual and team accolades that are on offer.
But which stars stand out from the crowd, and why? Here we take a look at some of the most influential people on British sport – and one thing is for certain, they’re all in great company!
An England captain and an icon of the modern game, David Beckham won nearly everything he could win during a glittering 20 year career,... [More]
August 5, 2016 11:07 by BenH
The greatest sporting event is visiting Rio this summer, and after the success of the London 2012 games, the upcoming Olympics has a lot to live up to.
Britain’s athletes will of course hold high hopes of echoing the medal haul from London four years ago, but what can they expect from Rio, the city famed for surfing, samba and carnivals.
It’s easy to forget that Rio only hosted the World Cup two years ago too – it’s certainly a great time for the party city.
From the beaches of the Copacabana to the forts and hills that surround the city, the region is preparing ... [More]
July 28, 2016 06:12 by BenH
Britain has 300 years of sovereignty over Gibraltar and it is officially classed as an Overseas Territory. This puts the territory into the same category as Bermuda and the Falkland Islands in that it falls under the jurisdiction of the UK, without actually being a part of it.
It’s under 7sq km in size and with around 30,000 people crammed into that space, it has the fifth highest population density of a country or territory in the world.
Don’t monkey around
Gibraltar is also renowned for the Rock of Gibraltar, which is inhabited by a colony of Barbary macaques. The only plac... [More]
July 18, 2016 04:11 by BenH
Owning your own business means a lot of things, providing flexibility, freedom and a wealth of opportunities, but it also needs loads of hard work and persistence at the beginning.
According to the Office of National Statistics, around 15% of the UK population is currently self-employed, equating to around 4.7 million people. And the figure is rising too.
Building your own business is very much like a giant research project – you need to do your homework and learn as much as possible to lay the foundations for success, long before you officially open the business.
But what else do you ne... [More]
July 8, 2016 09:05 by BenH
Now that summer is officially here (although you may be forgiven for not knowing given the shoddy weather), it’s time to dust off those garden chairs, drag out the swimming pools and relax with a drink in hand.
If course this very much depends on the sun coming out to play, but in the hope it does, here’s a few drinks for you to enjoy – add alcohol if you wish.
1. Jalapeno and lime spritzer
While you might not immediately associate jalapenos with a drink, adding them can give your concoction a delicious spicy kick.
Add lime and soda together and serve with... [More]
July 4, 2016 04:15 by BenH
The United States of America is comprised of a number of states (hence the name) – 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
Each varies in size and the backdrop has changes significantly since the USA gained independence in 1776. Initially there were only 13 states, although that number has now increased to 50.
Given that they are spread out over a range of geographical areas, it is understandable that each state is different. But are some of the more unique factors that help to set them apart?
The Confederate flag was first designed in Alabama in 1861, with ... [More]
June 30, 2016 03:39 by BenH
For fans of tennis, the coming of Wimbledon is a bit like waking up on Christmas morning – it’s viewed as the pinnacle of the sport and winning there is something that the top players treasure.
The best players on the planet return year after year in their quests for glory.
For some, like Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, winning Wimbledon became a habit. The pair have won seven singles titles each, although the latter will be hoping to add to that figure this year.
Sisters Venus and Serena Williams have won 11 titles between them, but both still have some way to go to ca... [More]
Your guide to Euro 2016: The host cities
Europe’s premier international footballing competition is in France in 2016, and with thousands of fans expected to make the short trip across the channel, what exactly do they have to look forward to?
England’s qualification, along with Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, means there will be plenty of interest in this year’s Euro 2016 competition.
Roy Hodgson’s England made qualifying look easy, winning all 10 games and should fancy their chances in a group containing Russia, Wales and Slovakia – the latte... [More]