Building the future of smart cities

Technology is making daily life easier and more efficient – but who and what is connecting the wires? Ross Murphy, CEO of SixPorts, explores smart technology and the progressive solutions that will help to shape smart cities of the future.     Smart technology has been described as building a digital representation of reality, with platforms…

Could co-working work for you?

Alison Parmar, FSB Development Manager, explores the pros and cons of co-working for the self-employed and micro business.     Described as the next step up from café working, co-working can be a successful step for many self-employed and start-up business. But it is much more than hiring a desk or small office within a…

attract and retain good staff

Attract and retain good staff: it’s not just about financial rewards

Salary, or wider remuneration, rarely features in the top factors that motivate staff, often falling behind recognition, communication and the opportunity to grow and develop. This offers an opportunity for smaller businesses to compete with large corporates to attract and retain good employees, as Emanuele Maindron-Brisley from Kent & Medway Growth Hub explains.   When…