As the pace of work seems to get more intense, most of us seem to be trying to fit more into every day. But it seems our efforts to be more productive in less time is being undermined by one thing – interruptions.
With small businesses facing constant pressure on profits, carrying out charity work might seem to be a low priority for some companies. However, fundraising for worthy causes can bring with it a series of benefits for company owners and employees, not to mention the charity itself.
One of the biggest reasons a business owner decides to take the momentous step of renting dedicated office space is to look professional, to clients and customers, but also to potential suppliers and financial organisations, such as banks or loan companies. Clients and suppliers alike are reassured by seeing a fixed landline telephone number and an official-looking business address.
Stress in the workplace is a major concern for businesses of all sizes, with many millions of working days being lost every year as a result of related conditions. Small business owners can be especially vulnerable, because they often work long hours, take work home with them and feel under personal pressure to ensure their company succeeds.
Commuting times have grown for many people across the UK over recent years. An increasing number of employees spend an hour or even more travelling each way, while commuting times can be much worse in some areas such as London or other congested inner cities.