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Its Bubble Wrap Jim but Not as We Know It


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In what can only be described as MONUMENTAL EARTH SHATTERING news the makers of bubble wrap are changing the product which will mean it can no longer be popped. The new design means that when an air pocket is pressed, instead of bursting the air simply gets pushed in to adjoining bubbles.


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Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Computing


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From the user’s perspective, the term ‘cloud computing’ refers to any service that allows you to access the same applications and content from multiple, disparate devices. This doesn’t simply mean that there are copies stored on different machines. Rather, all the devices are able to access the same applications and content, not simply different copies.


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Office Fundraising for Comic Relief


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Comic Relief is right around the corner, which means that businesses, schools, and groups of friends and family will be getting together to come up with their own ways of raising funds for the incredibly important charities that Comic Relief supports.


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10 Steps to Setting up Your Own Business


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Leaving the tedium of 9-5 work behind and starting your own business where you can be your own boss may seem like the perfect life. However, don’t be fooled, running your own company is hard work and it may be many years before you begin to reap the benefits, if at all. Here we bring you a comprehensive guide to setting up your own business. We discuss what to consider, the pitfalls and essential areas you must cover before you think about starting. It also aims to provide honest guidance and speak from our own experience in setting up and running our own online office supplies business.


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Let your Personality Shine in Business


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In today’s business world, competition is king. If people need a certain thing and are willing to pay money for it, rest assured that a business will crop up to meet that need and of course receive their payment in return. And whilst competitors can easily imitate your products or services, what they will never be able to do is mimic your unique personality. Allow your personality to shine in business and you may just have an edge in your industry.


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Top Tips to Ordering and Avoiding Waste of Office Supplies


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In most businesses, every penny counts. This is especially true for small to medium sized companies- every sheet of paper has a cost, so of course waste of even small items can add up on a daily basis. In order to avoid wasting any of your precious supplies, it’s best to keep a careful inventory of what you have, what you’ve used and what you’ll need. You can then make intelligent purchasing decisions to ensure you’re only ordering what you need.


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Six Simple Ways to Impress your Boss


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Did you know? Studies show that most people don’t struggle to get their work done, but they do strive for recognition and approval. If you’re looking to impress your boss, there are a few simple things you can do to make her take notice. Let her know that you are 100% dedicated to your job and the company’s success.


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Where to Find a Business for Sale Online


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If you’d like to be your own boss but just haven’t had ‘the idea’ then buying an existing business can be an alternative worth consideration. Going down this route can take some of the risk factor out of being your own boss, as you should be able to see before you buy into the business whether it is, or could be made to be, a success.


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Should you add your Employees on Facebook?


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Among the many new considerations that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have brought to the table, there is the question of becoming friends with your employees. This delves into the realms of both workplace etiquette and appropriate work relationships.


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Why Every Office Should Have a Dog


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As you set off for another day at the office your most faithful companion, your dog, follows you to the door; tail wagging and a look of "I wish I could come with you" in his or her eyes. If you’ve never taken your pet dog with you to the office for a day, then you might be surprised by just how much of a difference it will make.


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Ten Top Tips for a Tip Top Presentation


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Whether you're in school, college or the workplace there comes a time in all of our lives when we need to make a presentation. It's about a book we hate, a product we're selling, our dog, or how to use a new system... whatever the topic, what are the most important things to remember?


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Why All The Smart Businesses are Shopping Online


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One of the biggest expenses that any business has to shoulder is that of their office products. No matter what industry you are involved in, you need to ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips in order to make sure that your office runs smoothly and efficiently. When it comes to sourcing the right office products such as stationery, furniture and equipment, the smart businesses are heading online. Here are just some of the benefits to getting your office products online:


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Building Productive Work Relationships


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Working with others can be difficult, whether you find yourself at the same rank as your colleagues or are in a supervisory position. Creating appropriate connections, while maintaining certain boundaries, is a learned skill.


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Top Tips to Spring Cleaning your Office


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Every office executive and employee has those tasks that just can’t seem to be completed. Some need an elusive signature or approval from superiors. Others are simply impossible in terms of what you need and what is actually available.


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Buying Stationery Supplies Online


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Purchasing online has only become popular in the recent past. In the beginning, buyers’ distrust over quality and lack of information about each product made it a daunting proposition. Many of us have had a poor experience buying something online that didn’t meet our expectations when it arrived in the post.


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How to Survive Working from Home


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Working from home can be a great solution for some business start-ups. Lower overheads mean healthier cashflow and will allow you to grow your business at your own pace. However, while in theory working from home is the ultimate fantasy (no time spent commuting, flexible hours, no rent bills and, crucially, no need to change out of your pj’s!), the reality can be a bit less appealing.


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How to Keep your Office Clean


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When it comes to cleaning a home or industrial space, kitchens and bathrooms tend to receive the most attention. Often thought of as germ-producing spaces, these rooms require and generally receive daily cleansing- we wipe down worktops, wash dishes and use disinfecting sprays to keep them looking tidy.


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Easily Forgotten Items When Setting Up Your Office


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When you’re setting up a business the list of ‘must have’ office stationery, equipment and furniture can be overwhelming. While the basics such as computer equipment, furniture and paper consumables may be obvious, there are many items worth investing in that you may not have even considered.


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How Does Europe Affect Your Business?


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The European debt crisis is big news worldwide, yet it can be easy to assume that events happening so far away will not impact on your small business. However, unfortunately, this is unlikely to be the case.


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