Month: January 2019

This coming Monday (January 21, 2019) is Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year as the perfect storm of bad weather, post-Christmas debt levels, failing New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and at least a week until payday all hit at once (strangely, this year’s Blue Monday is a week later than previous years, making that bit closer to payday).

And if you work from home  your outlook can be even gloomy as you’re stuck between the same four walls for the best part of every day.

So here are some top tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues…

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As expected, Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down in the House of Commons last night – losing by a massive 230 votes, the biggest ever margin.

So, what happens now?

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Set right in the heart of the Carpathian basin Hungary can be an attractive proposition to many UK businesses looking to widen their European net as it’s the gateway to the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE).

Other economic factors to note are that inflation was set at a record low in 2014 at 0.0% with core inflation at around 1%, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for 2015 is forecast at 2.8%, but is expected to slow down in 2016 to 2.2%.

The UK is currently the seventh largest investor in Hungary, mainly for retail, telecommunications and professional services sectors.

So if you’re thinking of doing business in Hungary, keep in touch with clients or colleagues by setting up a regular teleconference, or conference call – it’s not only cost-effective, it’s convenient – requiring nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

And here’s how to set up a conference call in just a few easy steps…

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This week is Work From Home Week – an awareness campaign that will run from Monday, January 14th to Sunday, January 20th, with the aim of putting the spotlight on how working from home can benefit both employers and employees alike.

If you’re unsure about the benefits of working from home, you’re considering offering employees the opportunity, or even thinking of pulling existing work from home benefits, here’s why you should get involved in next week’s awareness campaign.

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As a business owner, you’ll no doubt always be looking out for ways in which you can cut your overheads.

Switching utility suppliers is a tried and trusted method, as is regularly shopping around for business insurance, telephone and broadband deals, along with offering employees the chance to work from home – an effective way to cut energy office consumption and cut out the daily commute. If you’re concerned about staff missing out on meetings, they can always keep in touch via conference call.

So far, so good – but there could be an unexpected price hike on the way, as it looks like Brexit could be about to push up your business energy bills.

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