The James Dyson Award: Direct365 Top 10 Picks

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This year, the James Dyson Award has some ground-breaking contenders all hoping to win the first place prize of £30,000. The prestigious award is held annually to celebrate, encourage and inspire design engineering – and some of the creations will blow your mind. The shortlisted engineers have developed designs that solve problems with global impact. […]

Twitter Fingers: The Worst Business Owner Blunders

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What are your values? As a business owner, do you lead by example or simply stay in the background? Reputation, culture, presence; they are more than just simple terminologies, your opinions as a business owner impact the company. If you’re a volatile twitter user, you’ll see how that can go sideways. If you’ve got a […]

4 reasons to have a Business Doormat

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Since the dawn of the business world, two particular symbols symbolise the triumph of a company.  No, not Rolexes, hiring private charter jets or a verified Twitter profile.   Simply. Your own building, and a welcoming entrance mat. Everything else can come later.   Follow on to hear the four reasons why an entrance mat […]

Top Ten UK Summer Pests

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The summer sun is an invigorating addition to what we’re used to. Although, as you enjoy the turn in the weather so do common pests. Many bugs exist all the way through the year while others find the summertime as a hunting ground.   Coming out of hibernation to strike havoc among the populace. Well, […]

Not part of the Job

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  Violence shouldn’t happen in any job. Well, unless you’re a boxer or UFC fighter that’s expected. For those who work in the retail sector, violence and abuse at work have become “just part of the job”, with 92% of retail workers in Scotland having endured physical and/or verbal abuse at work.   There are […]

Intellectual Property: Top 5 Washroom Inventions

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What does Intellectual Property mean for small businesses? Each year on April 26th the world celebrates Intellectual Property Day. This day is a way to congratulate those who make our lives a little easier because of their creations. For small businesses and the self-employed, your individuality sets you above everyone else. The benefit of having […]

Egg waste: The season of plastic and cardboard

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Tomorrow starts the 2 day Easter bank holiday for UK workers. Every year the eggs seemingly get bigger and so does the packaging. Yet, all that packaging has to go somewhere. With all this frivolity; how much waste grows during the holiday?   How much waste do easter eggs make? Previous research carried out by […]

World Water Day 2018 – Saving the world, one drop at a time

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World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s campaign is called ‘The answer is in nature’ and raises awareness of Nature Based Solutions (NBS). When you think about saving the planet, terminology like “Nature-based solutions” or NBS is likely to spring the activist out […]

Ad Blue Minus Fines: Power and Regulations of the Traffic Commissioner

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Who is the Traffic Commissioner? Traffic commissioners are responsible for licensing and regulating operators of heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles. They can take action against transport firms and drivers. They have the powers to do the following: refuse to grant a licence refuse to vary an existing licence end or suspend an existing […]