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Portugal was one of pioneers of Europe’s exploration of the world in the 15th century, and although it has a long history of foreign trade, it is no longer the superpower it once was.

It’s currently the UK’s 13th largest export market in the EU, and 29th worldwide and sales of goods and services accounting for £1.8bn in 2011.

That said, its ties to its former colonies mean it’s still a gateway to a market of 250 million people worldwide, mostly in the Portuguese speaking markets of Brazil, Angola and Mozambique.

Although there’s no time difference with the UK, the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, sits some 1,300 miles almost directly south of London and is around a two-and-a-half hour flight away – so a conference call is probably the most straightforward and certainly the most cost-effective way to stay in touch.

And here’s how to set up a conference call between UK and Portugal in just a few simple steps…

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This coming Monday (January 17, 2021) is Blue Monday – said to be the most depressing day of the year. The reason it’s so glum? It’s the perfect storm of bad weather, post-Christmas debt levels, failing New Year’s resolutions, low motivation and distance from payday.

Although there are no lockdown restrictions as there were this year, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 appeare to be rampant, so we could be in for another doubly miserable day.

If you work from home, your outlook can be even more gloomy as you’re stuck between the same four walls for the best part of every day, chasing invoices from work that you hoped would be paid before Christmas. If you’re suffering from work from home fatigue, our top tips to battle work from home burnout could come in handy.

Here are some top tips to help you beat the Blue Monday blues.

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We’ve been banging the work from home drum for years now, but even we can see that it’s not for everyone – at least not full time. Since the pandemic kicked off, many workplaces have adopted a hybrid model where possible – that’s when employees work a couple of days at home and spend a couple in the office.

But if you’re having to work at home all the time, there’s a chance that you could be getting tired of being stuck in the same spare room and sick of staying at home all day. If this sounds like you, here’s how to beat work from home burnout.

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British exports to Poland tripled over the last decade and Poland has a larger trade surplus with Britain than with any other country. Although Brexit could have serious implications on trade, if you’re already trading over there then you won’t want to sever ties, if possible.

It’s hardly practical to commute to and from Poland to stay in touch with contacts, and  a teleconference – or conference call – is a practical and cost-effective way to do so. Here’s how to set up a conference call using nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

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With just a couple of days to go until Christmas Eve, there’s a good chance many of your staff are beginning to wind down – unless, of course, Christmas is your busiest time of the year. If things do slow down over the festive period, you might be taking things easy yourself, or even on holiday already.

But what if you need people to stay switched on over the holidays? Especially in that ‘dead zone’ between Christmas and New Year? Here are some tips to help keep things ticking over.

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The UK is the second largest foreign investor in Peru, a country that is one of the simplest South American nations to do business with, and offers a great investment opportunity, with a stable political climate, a wealth of natural resources, and a growing middle class.

If you’re thinking of setting up in Peru, it’s worth getting yourself you’ll also need a low-cost, reliable international conference call provider, and that’s where ConferenceCall.co.uk comes in.

Here’s how to set up a conference call to Peru.

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Employees are being told to work from home wherever possible as part of the government’s ‘Plan B’ to tackle the Omicron variant of Covid-19 – a new strain that’s thought to be the most transmissible yet.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen more people than ever working from home, and many businesses now use a ‘hybrid’ working system, where employees spend some time at home and some at the office. By the start of December this year, more than two-thirds of staff travelled to work at least once.

More than a third (36%) of British staff did some form of remote working in 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics. And it’s a way working that has caused some strong debate – some have even suggested home workers should be paid less than those that travel into the office.

The truth is, working from home isn’t for everyone. But, if done correctly, it can be a great way of working and keeping a healthy work/life balance. To make sure you’re making the most of telecommuting, here’s how to work from home.

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Norway is the fourth largest country in Europe and although not a part of the European Union (EU), it  is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and does adhere to the same trading code practice as the EU.

Although Norway has a population of just 5 million, it is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, per captia, and its economy has remained stable throughout the economic crisis.

Offshore oil and gas is responsible for about 25% of value creation in Norway, with crude oil, natural gas and electricity account for about 65% of all exports.

As far as exports to Norway go, it is the UK’s 24th largest market – the market worth £3.5billion last year – and most common exports include: chemicals, machinery, medicines, petroleum products, as well as animal and vegetable bi-products.

Whatever your business though, if you export to Norway, or have any business interests out there, a conference call offers an easy and cost effective way to keep in touch, needing nothing more than a landline or mobile phone.

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If your business is closing down over Christmas, and you’re looking forward to clocking of for an extended festive break, you’ll no doubt already be winding down and counting the hours until you can switch on the out of office. The trouble is, switching off completely means there’s a chance you’ll come back to a packed inbox and a full answerphone.

But a little bit of preparation before you break up could help your colleagues to keep things ticking over and make sure you come back to an organised office that’s ready to take the new year by storm.

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The UK is the fifth largest export market from New Zealand, while imports of goods and services from the UK are worth over £1.1 billion.

If you’ve clients, associates or colleagues in New Zealand, jetting half way across the world to talk shop is out of the question – so why not get your business done via conference call?

All you need is a landline or mobile and a conference call between UK and New Zealand can be set up in no time. 

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