7 beauty salon risks

January 30, 2020
The primary goal of any beauty salon is to offer customers a sanctuary from which to escape the realities of daily life. This is a place to pamper and be pampered, where beauty salon owners can make their customers feel truly special and clients can take some time out.

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What is Small Business Saturday?

January 28, 2020
You’ll have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with all their special deals and offers (sometimes not as special as you think). But have you heard of Small Business Saturday?

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5 ways to engage with your customers

January 20, 2020
Here are five ways you can better engage with your customer base (without being annoying) and get your motor trade business on the road to success.

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Electrical safety – what are landlords responsible for?

January 16, 2020
Landlords are responsible for electrical safety in their properties, but there can be confusion surrounding landlords’ obligations in this area.

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How to use Instagram for your hotel marketing

January 14, 2020
Hotels and Instagram go hand in hand. The visual social media platform is one of the best ways to showcase everything your hotel has to offer, with millions of active users just a click away.

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How to deal with rogue customers

January 13, 2020
The media loves a rogue trader story – from doorstep scammers to botch-job builders, we’ve heard them all. But what about the rogue customers stories? Why don’t we hear more of them?

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What is an accidental landlord?

January 10, 2020
Not every landlord planned to manage a property. Some homeowners find themselves with no other option but to rent their home because they are struggling to sell it.

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How to employ an apprentice

January 9, 2020
By taking on an apprentice, you'll be doing yourself, your community and your sector a favour. And with government funding and support, the process should be neither as complicated nor as costly as you might think. Read on for our guide to taking on an apprentice and why you should make sure that all your employees and their work are properly covered by commercial insurance.

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What are the top risks in a vehicle repair workshop?

January 8, 2020
We all know that certain jobs are riskier than others. Firefighters, police officers, tree surgeons or high-rise window cleaners may be among the first professions that spring to mind – not a vehicle repair technician. 

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The best UK property investment locations for 2020

January 7, 2020
All property investors are keen to see what 2020 holds. But before we look to the year ahead, we need to take time to reflect on the current market. 2019 has revolved heavily around Brexit. Britain’s planned withdrawal from the EU has dominated the media for months and has had a major impact on the property market.

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10 things electricians should know about asbestos

January 6, 2020
Working as an electrician means exposing yourself to a number of risks. There’s always going to be an element of risk when dealing with electricity, but there are ways to manage those risks. However, one potentially life-threatening issue that might not be so apparent on the job is asbestos exposure.

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Common office risks for your employees

December 18, 2019
Accidents happen and, if you don’t have cover, you could be liable if an employee gets hurt. Insurance Choice understands that your business is your livelihood. 

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Investing in watches – what to look out for

December 17, 2019
If you’re thinking about starting your own watch collection – of either vintage or new timepieces – you need to know what to look for in terms of brand, condition and age.

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7 reasons SUVs are so popular

December 16, 2019
The success of any motor trade business depends on a number of factors – from the quality of the customer service, to the location of the dealership and how easy the business can be found on the internet. But perhaps the biggest consideration should be the vehicles themselves. Ultimately, success depends on selling what today’s drivers want to buy, at a price that’s right.

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How to protect your business premises from flooding

December 13, 2019
The effects of flooding can be devastating for a business. According to data from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, more than 300,000 business premises in the UK are at risk of flooding.

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How do I become an MOT tester?

December 12, 2019
We’re here to help – take a look at our guide to becoming an MOT tester, then get started – you won’t look back.

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Workplace injuries: Everything you need to know

December 11, 2019
Millions of Brits have suffered an accident in the workplace. Recent research carried out by specialist injury lawyers Hudgell Solicitors, revealed that more than half of Brits (51%) have been injured while at work.

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The best coastal destinations in the UK for holiday homes

November 26, 2019
Perhaps you crave a little bolthole away from the hustle and bustle of the city life? Or maybe you already live in a coastal town or village and you want to make the most of the beautiful setting with a holiday home investment?
 

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Guide to maintaining or increasing a vehicle’s value in the motor trade industry

November 25, 2019
For the time your cars are out on your forecourt, you want to do all you can to maintain (or even increase) their value. But before you get to that, you need to make sure that all of these valuable business assets are covered with motor trade insurance.

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How has architecture evolved over the generations?

November 25, 2019
Architecture has always been driven by humans’ requirements. The need for shelter, security and sanctuary. Today, architecture is also about the need for comfort, modernity, elegance, technology and its ability to capture and reflect the spirit of the time.

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Tips on how to be a great car salesperson

November 22, 2019
The cars on your forecourt play a huge part in your success running a motor trade business. But how do you differentiate your dealership from others that stock the same type of vehicles as you? It’s simple: be the best car salesperson there is!

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What alternatives are there to holiday homes?

November 21, 2019
We’re big fans of holidays, too, so take a look at some of the best holiday home alternatives and consider your options – we’re here to help!

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How to manage cash flow in the construction industry

November 20, 2019
In order to manage cash flow in construction businesses effectively, it’s important to understand the reasons behind these issues and how to address them. This article will look at cash flow issues in more depth and offer tips on how companies can better manage cash flow in the construction industry.

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How to protect your property if you live in a flood risk area

November 19, 2019
The UK is renowned for its rain. We get plenty of it and love to talk about it. But as climate change brings more extremes in our weather, we’re not just dealing with rainy days. There’s also an increased risk of flooding in the UK. And if you live in a flood risk area, this can be a real worry -– both emotionally and financially.

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Making your office more environmentally friendly

November 18, 2019
We all know we need to be more sustainable in our homes – but it’s all too easy to leave our green intentions at the workplace door.

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