Did you know....
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills reported last year that 70% of new businesses are conceived in the home, and bring £300 billion to the economy. The government has been striving to make starting a business from home more accessible and have put measures in place to enable this to happen, by eradicating the need for planning permission, by ensuring that business rates are not applicable in the majority of circumstances and by altering tenancy laws to make it easy to run a business from home.
Towards the end of 2014, there were a number of articles reporting that there were 2.9m ‘homepreneurs’ in the UK, with female entrepreneurs accounting for 64% of this sector, representing 50% of our small businesses.
Come and help contribute towards our 100% client satisfaction survey results by providing a fantastic telephone answering service to our clients! Our rapidly growing call handling company has created additional roles for professionals with a natural flair for delivering telephone based customer service that is second to none. If you’re brilliant at quickly building rapport through superb listening skills, and have a professional and friendly telephone manner, read on to discover more about this fantastic career opportunity where you’ll be part of a vibrant team with a positive outlook.
Do you work in a remote or rural area?
If your business is based in remote Britain, chances are you will identify with the staggering 63% of small, rural businesses who told the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) they can suffer due to poor broadband speed. Maybe you’re one of the one in six adversely affected by the state of the road network or part of the large percentage of people whose mobile signal simply doesn’t stand up. While these factors, and many others, can be frustrating, thousands of business from estate agents and photographers to vets and construction companies operate in rural areas, and thrive. If you’re out of town and are feeling out on a limb, we have a few easy to implement ideas to get you back on track and in control.
For many, being your own boss is the ultimate employment dream. No set hours, no one calling the shots and as for tricky office politics, they become a thing of the past. However, while you work with clients you love and get first dibs on holiday dates, you need to be motivated to succeed, and this is sometimes the hardest job of all. Without a boss cracking the whip it can be easy to fall into bad habits, miss deadlines and come unstuck, but don’t worry, we are here to keep you on track.