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21
Jul

50 Money Saving Tips for Small Businesses

During challenging economic times since 2008, many small businesses are finding it tough to stay afloat let alone make a substantial profit. Financial help is less likely to come from banks, whilst attaining a government grant can also be a long-winded and frustrating process.   Although these unfavourable considerations are being dictated by the ...

14
Jul

It’s a great time to be a sole trader in the UK. According to a recent survey by small business lender Everline, the British public are showing increasing loyalty to smaller businesses, with nearly half of consumers using two or more SMEs on a regular basis. Meanwhile, studies suggest that the nation’s self-employed are enjoying healthier work-life balances and happier ...

12
Jul

In the recession it was a necessity for students leaving university to get in touch with their inner entrepreneur in order to gain an income, because jobs were so few and far between. Today, while the situation has improved, more and more grads are choosing to go it alone rather than join the rat race. Because so many of our customers ...

09
Jul

A summer to remember on a student budget

So, you have finally handed in all of your coursework, the last exam is in the bag and now it’s time for some fun in the summer sun. After all that hard slog, you undoubtedly deserve a well-earned break. You imagine the white sands and glistening cyan sea, the champagne cocktail you will be sipping as you sway contentedly from ...

07
Jul

All the way back in March last year we reported on DHL’s vision of the future of logistics in an article titled The Future According to DHL. This painted a rather bleak picture of what life would be like in the year 2050 and how the delivery sector would aim to cope. Last month DHL released an update to this ...

04
Jul

Homeworkers, doing business over a playdate

Children these days have a pretty packed schedule, what with nursery, playdates and those all-important collages to create. Parents have no choice but to fit around their youngster’s busy lives, ferrying them from one place to another and keeping them entertained all day long. This may sound like a time-consuming activity, but many small business owners are turning it into ...

30
Jun

The true power of social media for your business

For the uninitiated, the thought of social media can be shudder-inducing. There are a bewildering number of social media networks to choose from (Facebook and Twitter being just the tip of the iceberg) and yet all seem to facilitate the same purpose – allowing people to showcase pictures of their cats and culinary efforts! On top of this, ...

19
Jun

You spend your childhood relying completely on them, your teenage years rebelling against them and the rest of your life appreciating just how much they taught you. No matter what life throws at you, your parents will always be the ones that you can rely on. This unique parent-child relationship is marked every year in the US on the fourth Sunday ...

19
Jun

Top 8 overseas festivals for students in 2014

After gruelling exam schedules, project deadlines and end of year events, many students like to enjoy a change of scenery and spend some downtime with friends during the holidays. And, with the European music festival season just around the corner, this can be the perfect time to kick back, enjoy some time in the sun and celebrate the end of ...

03
Jun

After working incredibly hard to complete your studies, it is now time to take the plunge and start applying for your ideal job. Yes, I know, you’d far rather take a few weeks off to recover from the trial by fire that your exams have no doubt felt like. But it’s a competitive old world out there and if you ...

31
May

Mums in business: Today you can have it all

Here at RapidParcel.com, one of the things we pride ourselves on is really understanding our customers and helping them succeed in life or at work, whether they are individuals or enterprises. Increasingly, however, more and more of our clients are both – individuals striking out into the business world as entrepreneurs – and that adventure is something we love ...

30
May

June – the Brazilian month of love

The day dedicated to celebrating romance may have passed in the UK, but in Brazil June 12th is the date for lovers to express their devotion. So if you are from this South American land of unforgettable sights, sounds, cityscapes, celebrations and natural wonders, or in fact if your significant other is from there or living there now, you may wish ...

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