Month: March 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting businesses in all industries and people in all walks of life, and things are moving so quickly that it can be difficult to know what to do for the best.

The government has suggested we all work from home where possible and cut out all non-essential travel, but how far should we take this? And should you be social distancing?

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A growing number of countries are on lock down because of the coronavirus outbreak, imposing measures, health screening, border closures and travel restrictions, most notably the United States policy of banning any flights to and from EU countries.

And the UK Foreign Office is now advising against all but essential travel to an increasing number of countries because of coronavirus, which could be really bad for business if you have interests in other countries.

Here’s how a simple international conference call could help your business beat the travel ban.

Around the world News Work from home

If you work from home you most likely have the relative luxury to go about your business wearing whatever you feel comfortable in – no need for a suit and tie if you’re not in the mood, no need to even get dressed if you don’t feel like it.

As appealing as answering business calls in the buff may sound though, it’s not ideal for productivity – clothes that negatively effect your social standing or self esteem will have the same effect on your productivity.

While you may feel comfy slouching around in your pyjamas, you’ll not be taking care of business to the best of your ability.

So what should your work from home wardrobe look like?

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More of us are working from home than ever before – an estimated 8 million employees now enjoy flexible working, according to figures from This is Money and Lloyds Bank.

Small business Technology Work from home

The Dominican Republic has played a major part in the growth story that is the Latin American economy.

The Caribbean island shares around half its land mass with Haiti, is home to 9.4 million people and is a middle-income developing country with the largest economy in the region – not least because of the relatively recent boom in holidaymakers seeing it as a cut price way to do the Caribbean.

The economy has been enjoying steady growth since 2005 but is currently going through a slight downturn – GDP has average 6% in the last nine years but currently sits at 4.1%.

Tourism is the country’s leading foreign exchange earner although agriculture, construction and mining all play an important part in keeping the country ticking over.

And its strategic geographical location means its ports and airports offer easy access to the rest of the Caribbean, the US and Latin America.

So if you’re thinking of doing business in the Dominican you’ll need an east-to-use and reliable international conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a call in a few simple steps…

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