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Why self-confident managers almost always produce great results

Last month I explained how your team’s self-confidence affects your organisation as a whole – from the general wellbeing of your business all the way to the bottom line. I then went on to list a series of tips that […] Read more

Latest news on how you, or your company, could be scammed without you realising.

Latest news on how you, or your company, could be scammed without you realising.   Scammers are coming up with increasingly clever ways to trick you into thinking that your best option is to pay out. Our newest blog post […] Read more

How To Build A Team You Can Be Proud Of

How often have you said, “Our people are our most important resource”? Do you mean you truly understand that the success of your business depends on your people? Let me show you some statistics to ram the point home. A […] Read more

Have you ever found yourself saying, ‘I’m so stressed!’

Have you ever found yourself saying, ‘I’m so stressed!’ Yes? Me too! We are not alone. Stress and anxiety, particularly in the workplace, are fast becoming leading global health problems. The UK Mental Health Foundation said recently that 74 per […] Read more

Big Turnout at Three Chambers Summer Party

Big Turnout at Three Chambers Summer Party Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth Chambers of Commerce joined together to host a summer networking event at the magnificent Warren House conference centre For the first time three nearby Chambers: Kingston, Merton and Wandsworth […] Read more

How To Develop Your Staff’s Self-Confidence And Boost Your Bottom Line

When it comes to promoting health in the workplace, the common and not unreasonable assumption is that healthy employees are happier and more productive. Poor health is, obviously, linked to high levels of sickness absence which costs the country several […] Read more

Surbiton Sitters growth to Super Sitters

Good morning to all you wonderful Chamber members! We are delighted to share our exciting news with you! From 1st August our award-winning flexible childcare service will now be called Super Sitters!  It’s still us, with the same great babysitters […] Read more

Can LinkedIn really help your business?

Founded in 2002, LinkedIn is a social media site focused on professional networking. With over 500 million users, LinkedIn offers businesses, professionals and job seekers the opportunity to network with others in their industry. However, LinkedIn is a social media […] Read more

Could Acupuncture Be Right for You?

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to restore and maintain the health of countless individuals. In the traditional approach to acupuncture offered at Irrefutable Health, we focus on relieving blockages of your Qi, or […] Read more

Creating Your Vision of Success

Creating Your Vision of Success Many of us start our own businesses with a fantastic product or service to take to market and launch straight into it before first considering what we are trying to achieve and what success looks […] Read more

GDPR for exhibitors

For many exhibitors, the purpose of attending an exhibition is lead generation, the action of collecting business cards or contact details is therefore critical to that outcome. However the new GDPR regulations make it more difficult to simply use the data collected for marketing purposes. Read more

Trade Show 101 – How to make trade shows successful

Often considered a local market for businesses where, instead of consumers, buyers just turn up and buy. This article debunks that myth and shows what tasks are required to make trade shows effective. Read more

How many of your working days are lost to back pain?

Did you know that over 30 million working days were lost due to musculoskeletal problems including back pain, neck and upper limb problems in the UK in 2016?* It’s the second biggest cause of sick days accounting for over 20% […] Read more

Hey New Manager! Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

“I used to be good at my job” As a new manager, have you ever thought that? You were good. Good enough to get the promotion to management. But this step up the ladder wasn’t just about getting through the […] Read more

5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers. As the industry trade group, […] Read more

Holiday Tip: Off of the beaten track

When I tell people I went to Nicaragua, I often get a look of surprise. But Nicaragua is the safest country in Central America (and the second lowest crime rate in Latin America). You really feel safe, in the big […] Read more

Cyber Attack, GDPR

Data Breaches on the Rise

More data was lost or stolen in the first half of 2017 than during the whole of 2016 according to reports. 1.9 billion records were leaked or stolen by criminals up to June 2017, compared to 1.37 billion during all of 2016. Digital security organisation Gemalto’s Breach Level Index was published in September 2017. It revealed that 10.4 million records are swiped or exposed every day. Read more

A quick guide to your one minute in the spotlight

  At your first Chamber networking event you will be invited to speak for one minute, to introduce yourself and your business. At future events you will usually be able to put your business card in a bowl, with a […] Read more

Reaction to the progress in the Brexit negotiations from German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

German-British business community welcomes Brexit negotiations moving to the second phase but concerns remain The German-British business community welcomes progress in the Brexit negotiations, which is enabling them to move on to the second phase because only at this second […] Read more

Cyber Security at Home: Protecting Your Net Worth

Cyber-crime is very much a huge focus for the media and it is no wonder, seeing as it is the second most reported economic crime affecting 32 per cent of organisations according to the PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2016.  Read more

8 WeightLoss Tips to help You Fit into that Dress

If you are like me, you have been the experience of being overweight and trying desperately to lose 10 or more pounds. When I was in college, I gained the college 15 that everyone talked about; let’s face it, I […] Read more

GDPR: Why Cyber Security Has Never Been So Crucial

GDPR: Why Cyber Security Has Never Been So Crucial In just over eight months, one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive pieces of European regulation will change the face of how data is stored, handled and protected. The EU General […] Read more

Kingston Business Excellence Awards Winners Announced

Kingston’s future is bright thanks to its “vibrant” business community Kingston’s business community was saluted for its vibrancy and innovation at the glittering Gala Dinner of the Kingston Business Excellence Awards in association with British Land & USS. The fifth annual […] Read more

Is your company missing out on big cash savings?

If you are an innovative company there are a range of tax reliefs and incentives available that could significantly enhance your cash flow. The main incentive is R&D Tax Relief At this point I’m guessing that a lot of readers […] Read more

Moments that matter: Business cards – what to put on them and why

Business cards are an essential part of any meeting, but who reads them, what should go on them and why? A business card 101. This article takes a fictional business card, de-constructs its constituent parts, why they are there, when […] Read more

You only get one chance at a first impression

That’s exactly what I said to my fellow entrepreneurs at a networking event in London – my audience fell silent.“No, no, no! I didn’t mean THAT!”, I reassured them eventually.Let me explain. Read more

Five top tips of content writing

I could sit here all day and throw ideas big and small at you. To save time, I’ve narrowed it down to a top five. Some of these might appear fairly obvious in isolation. Some may not. But add them all together and you will not go far wrong. Read more

UK TERRORISM THREAT LEVELS

Click below to read the latest London Protects update from Met Police Read more

Can you be a Guerilla?

One of the challenges and thrills of being a small brand is that you need a rebellious streak. You just have to. Little brands need to show and prove that they care more for their cause. Guerilla marketing involves high energy and imagination focusing on grasping the attention of the public in more personal and memorable level. Read more

What does the snap announcement of a General Election mean for business?

On Tuesday 18th April, the Prime Minister Theresa May surprised us with the announcement of a snap general election on 8th June 2017. This declaration has triggered much debate and plenty of groaning as we face seven weeks of saturated news coverage. The reasons behind this decision include wanting stability, strong leadership and a sense of certainty, as the UK leaves the EU. Read more