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Need to de-stress?

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Mindfulness can help you deal with life’s pressures. Just taking five minutes out of your day can make a difference. Being mindful involves training your mind to focus on what you are doing, and the space around you, so that you are fully aware of the present. This can help you feel calm and improve […]

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Don’t get lost in translation

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My international clients often ask me to review content translated into English from another language. I’ve noticed that when content is translated word for word, the meaning can be lost. This is especially the case in marketing content where short, compelling phrases are so important. To avoid content being misunderstood by your target readers, it’s […]

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Brazil: a brave place to do business

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Brazil offers massive potential for businesses if you can navigate the incredibly complicated registration and tax system. I teamed up with tax experts at VBR Brasil to provide a guide to registering a business and achieving financial compliance. Do business if you dare could be the motto for trading in Brazil. The tax system is […]

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Writing case studies

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Case studies provide added value when you focus on the end user. It’s easy to overlook the power of case studies to inform, influence and persaude. Carefully researched, well-written case studies are a great way to showcase what you do. They are simple to produce, cost-effective and can help you win new followers. The secret […]

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Tomorrow I will do better

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Do you find it difficult to get motivated sometimes? Are there days when even routine tasks are a struggle?  For many of us, finding the motivation to do our jobs well, or even at all, has been harder than ever during the pandemic, especially for those people working in isolation. Feeling demotivated can happen at […]

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Hello hybrid!

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A mix of home and office working is on the increase. How can you make it work for you? It’s billed as the future of work; a super-flexible, post-pandemic approach where employees work partly at home and partly in a communal office. The hybrid model removes the boundaries between home working and office working, providing […]

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Understanding Brexit

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What are the implications for the movement of goods and people? Here, I speak to accounting professionals in Europe and the USA to examine the key issues for companies. After four years of intense negotiations, the UK completed its departure from the EU on 31 December, 2020, to enter a complex new Trade and Cooperation […]

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Supply chain rethink

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The pandemic has forced companies to review and reset their supply chains. Does this herald a more flexible and sustainable approach to sourcing goods? Nobody was prepared for the Covid-related supply chain meltdown. Companies had little time to respond to widescale logistics upheaval, shortages, and changes in demand. The speed and scale of disruption had […]

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Hackers love remote workers

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Remote working has provided an open door for cyber criminals to hack into company systems, putting your company data and reputation at risk. The  dramatic increase in remote working during the pandemic is good news for cyber criminals. For experienced hackers, it’s the opportunity they’ve been waiting for to access your company’s data. Cyber criminals […]

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Virtually Covid-free

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What’s it like in countries with low Covid-19 rates? While many of us continue to endure lockdown, curfew and widespread business disruption, people in a select group of countries are enjoying virtually Covid-free living. Strict controls introduced at the start of the pandemic, mandatory 14-day stay at a managed isolation facility for all returnees and […]