Learning and development professionals within councils have a critical role to play in both translating the headline statements and commissioning the type of intervention to deliver the right cultural and leadership change. But at a time when local government has endured a disproportionate share of Read More
Twitter has unveiled a new tool ‘Highlights’ for Android, which shows the summary of the best tweets you missed. It will show some of the best tweets of the day directly to user’s phone.
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In today’s business world, it can be difficult to differentiate your business from all the others out there in your industry. That means you need to play up your business’s strengths in order to really stand out. Members of the small business community know a bit about standing out from the crowd. Read More
Don’t let your business cards collect dust and go to waste. Get out and network at one of the many business events happening this week. You can show your value to new contacts all the while picking up useful tips and knowledge. There will be plenty of chances with events happening from coast to coa Read More
Mobile dominated the news this week with information on a new Apple patent, a long awaited digital payment system and the wider availability of a popular mobile device. Look for details on these stories and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. Read More
Business cartoon by Mark Anderson - Andertoons:

It just wouldn’t be right to have a month without a graph cartoon, so here’s another take on this staple.
This one came about after reading a review of an art exhibit nearby where, I kid you not, the phrase “transformative piece touching on themes Read More
When you think of incentive travel as a recognition tool for employees the focus tends to be on recognizing and rewarding sales employees for performance.
In the current economic climate companies are implementing new approaches to gain market share and the focus is shifting to motivating all empl Read More
Next week sees the return of the North’s biggest business to business (B2B) conference and exhibition.

Buy Yorkshire 2015 will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on 28th and 29th April. The event is expected to attract over 4,000 delegates over the two days. As I previous years, I will be a Read More
Fight for #NetNeutrality - Zero Tolerance For AirTel Zero and Facebook's Internet org project

Facebook has also come under fire from Net Neutrality advocates for their promotion of Internet.org – a service which provides free Internet access to people in developing countries. Internet advocates Read More
An event held by the Harlem Commonwealth Council is among those coming up this week. And quite a few other new featured events are now part of the small business events calendar. Check out some of the events on the calendar for April and beyond. Many are likely of interest to small business owners Read More

5 Things Your Latino Employees Wish You Understood

Latino employees are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce – in fact, by some estimates one in three working …
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Lori Byron @LoriByron Turns Clients Into Superstars

Lori Byron believes any business owner or entrepreneur can be a superstar. With a love of reading and writing going … More
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