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Productivity Zone

Powered by: Poor productivity is seen as being one of the biggest (perhaps the biggest) economic challenge facing the UK. Increasing SME productivity could make a huge difference to the UK economy. Dell Small Business has partnered with Small Business.co.uk to help you improve productivity and boost your bottom line: from productivity hacks and easy wins, how to better manage workflow, and which technology frees up your staff to be more productive. Welcome to the Small Business Productivity Zone

Working from home – How to manage your time and increase productivity

E-commerce expert Simon Horton shares his tips for successful time management when working at home, something that many of us may find us doing for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Britain could get £83bn boost if regions halved productivity gaps

UK regions drag down Britain when it comes to productivity, with Wales, East Midlands and Yorkshire most under-performing areas

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Ed Vaizey on productivity: ‘Network with other businesses. It’s what MPs do all the time’

Small businesses incur lost productivity costs every second of the day. Ed Vaizey MP leads a panel of industry experts to find out why

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Poor tech slows productivity – and leaders are partly to blame

SME decision makers need the right tech to maintain productivity and almost 40pc say they would leave if their tools proved inadequate.

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70% of businesses put investment on hold because of Brexit uncertainty

Over one third of companies find it difficult to recruit the right staff, according to latest Federation of Small Business survey

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Why boosting productivity means innovating small business technology

Experts agree that Britain faces a productivity challenge. Keeping on top of IT will be increasingly important as we move into the age of the attention economy

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Flex space: why your office is the key to boosting productivity

The concept of flexible working can be traced back to the 1960s – and one of its pioneers should surprise you. Businesses shouldn’t be afraid to flex, says Tom Carroll

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Nearly two thirds of SME owners lose sleep over lack of productivity

Finding staff is the number one problem affecting productivity for small businesses. Lack of cash to upgrade IT and keeping software up to date are biggest tech barriers

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How to make your office technology work for you

Productivity among UK businesses has flatlined. How can organisations blend technology with strategy and training to give themselves a much-needed boost?

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7 ways to improve the output of your small business

Great businesses are always looking for new opportunities, not just to make sales but also to deliver better products and services faster. Through a combination of expert opinion and case studies, we deliver top tips to do business better

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20 free apps to improve your business productivity

You don’t have to spend thousands each year licensing expensive software. Here are 20 free alternatives to boosting small business output

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How reducing your carbon footprint can increase business productivity

Coupling new ways of working with the latest technology reduces your carbon footprint while increasing productivity and the bottom line

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5 easy tech wins to improve SME productivity

We show you five simple things that you can do to let your office tech turbocharge your business productivity.

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Is a four day working week really a boon for productivity and staff wellbeing?

A UK PR company claims to be among the first businesses to implement a four day working week without cutting staff pay. But is this really the wave of the future for small businesses?

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze