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More of us are working from home than ever before. But as we slowly start getting back to normal after the pandemic, many of us will be returning to offices up and down the country, even if only on a part-time basis.

The pandemic has also seen a lot of job losses. This has, in turn, seen a growing number of people starting their own business.If you’ve started up on your own, you’ll be conscious of the need to keep overheads low – and working from home can work out a lot cheaper than renting out office space.

And having employees is no reason to rent out separate office space, you can simply kit them out with a laptop and a smartphone and some other essential tools for remote working and they’ll be able to do their job just as well wherever they are.

If you need to collaborate on anything you could arrange to meet up at your home office, a coffee shop or conduct a meeting via conference call.

There comes a point, however, when you outgrow your home office – the trouble is though, you may not be aware or willing to accept you have.

So here are five telltale signs you’ve outgrown your home office…

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Working from home is great for productivity, it promotes a better work/life balance, and can it can even be a deal-breaker when it comes to hiring the best talent, but it’s also a great opportunity to get a load of other things done on company time – if we’re all completely honest about it, when we work from home we don’t spend every minute of our working day doing things for the business.

But does that necessarily mean we’re less productive when working from home? One in four bosses seem to think so, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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It’s been three years since GDPR came in to force to help protect our data. And even though it’s an EU directive, it’s been kept on in the UK post-Brexit.

Our quick guide to GDPR for small businesses should tell you everything you need to know.

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Internet trolls are everywhere – just as some people turn into psychopaths the second they get behind the wheel of car, others lose all sense of perspective the second they get online.

This strange breed get a bang out of causing arguments or, even worse, causing others personal anguish, safe in the knowledge they’ll likely never be found, such is the level on anonymity you can have online.

It’s a phenomenon that isn’t a million miles from the world of disinformation, and the two can often go hand-in-hand if there’s a conspiracy or half-truth to spread. The last 12 months has given trolls a lot of ammunition.

If you or your business is being plagued by these online idiots, here’s how to handle internet trolls.

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