Month: January 2019

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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Hong Kong is, for many, the gateway to China and the Far East and a region with rich historical links to the UK having been under British control between 1841 and 1997.

It’s also the world’s eighth largest trading economy, has been ranked as the world’s freest economy for the last 20 years, and one of Asia’s leading financial and business centres.

It’s also about 6,000 miles away so not somewhere you can easily commute to!

So if you’ve business associates, clients or work colleagues in Hong Kong, why not conduct your business via conference call? It’s cost effective, requires nothing more than a landline or mobile and can be set up in a few simple steps.

Conference calling Guides & How-Tos

If you’ve been following the latest business news, you’ll no doubt have heard about Seaborne Freight – a small (some suggest non-existent) business that has just been awarded a multi-million pound freight contract, should the UK leave with the EU with no-deal.

So, who are Seaborne Freight, and what is all the fuss about?

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