Barclays Error in PPI Claims Taxation of Interests Revealed by Former Contractor

Charlie Boyle, a former team leader assigned to handle Financial Reconciliations, had alerted the Financial Conduct Authority about how tons of PPI claim letter and cases had exceptions in the government taxes. According to Boyle, his team was crippled by a “political and target-obsessed approach.” He said that the numbers contained errors and even the ...

Building Your Personality and Then You Build Your Market

The internet is where most of my work takes place, but as a freelance, I can be just like anybody, an entity existing inside a shared space that has no history with other people. It is different when you propose your services in person. Body language can say a lot for you and the body ...

Freelance Supplier: The Ups and Downs

After retiring from my office for three years, I’ve engaged myself in freelance work both on and offline. Companies and organisations look for freelance professionals because they are cost-effective rather than hiring an agency. A freelance professional can also focus on a single job effectively as they are rich in time. However, being a freelance ...

Small Business Strategies for 2014

Entrepreneurs just starting their business this new year will have a lot of ground to cover. If you came from a failed business attempt in 2013 or any earlier year, 2014 holds many opportunities to improve upon your systems. Here are a few things to consider in making business this 2014. 1. Market Budget Pin ...

The Purpose of Social Media in Business

Building a client list and emailing your prospective clients who subscribed to your business newsletter is a great way to invite them to see the product. However, technology allows you to build business networks in a more casual manner through social media. Almost every internet user connects at least 2-5 hours in social media, communicating ...

Building Great Business Networks

Business networking is an effective way to increase your opportunities, expand your influence and pool your resources. Hooking up with different individuals, organisations and business is not as difficult as it sounds, but you will need to provide your own effort first. 1. Seminars As a proprietor, attending the seminar of a well-known business expert, ...

Value Your Brand Instead of Your Techniques

One business proprietor will tell you that a good way to reach audiences is to create a “bang” and either the appeal is positive or negative, you still have people talking about your business, products or services and your overall approach. However, negative attention is never desirable if you’re putting up a business. This is ...

Franchising: Should You or Should You Not?

If you want an easy way to start a business, franchising is one option. Owning a franchise allows you to use the company’s brand, systems and methodologies in maintain a branch they partly own with you. However, like every business strategy, it has its own catches. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a ...

Internet Marketing: The Importance of Google+

Google has its own social media network, Google+. While this service is lesser known than its predecessor Facebook, Google+ is a more advanced version of social media networking with features that outshine Facebook. Google+ also does wonders for search engine optimization, as explained in the following. 1. Google+ Metrics Count Google’s new feature is that ...

How to Be a Good Boss

Being a good business boss is a balance of being the good and bad guy. Become too good and you end up lenient with your employees’ performance. Become too bad and some of your employees might start rebelling or become irritated with you. Here are a few tips for starting bosses. 1. Strengths and Weaknesses ...