Emma Hardern, founder of Top Dog Turf, grew up on a sheep farm in Wales. In the 1970s, her mum wrote a thesis about local farmers who had died from Hydatid Disease after coming into contact with sheepdog faeces. The disease is dreadful and potentially fatal.

No matter what industry sector your business is in, your employees' mind-set and happiness are an integral part of your company's success. If your business is run by a happy, motivated team of people, they will want to do well and in return your business will do well. In order to ensure the effective running of your business, we've come up with some top tips to keep your employees happy and motivated.

Alle Interiors is a small creative team providing a one-stop-shop for all your interior design and soft furnishing requirements. Allegonda Dekenah, the inspiration behind the company, has nearly a decade of experience in the field with qualifications in interior design, curtain making, and soft furnishings from the National Design Academy.

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Does your company want to start a blog, but you're still struggling with reasons why?

Everyone in business seems to be doing it, and you know you probably ought to get into it - but how often? What to write? How to write? What images to use? How to get it read? What impact will it have on your business development - and can it really drive sales.

Wonder no more! Join us on the 9th of July for some top tips and advice from our expert, Rebecca Chamberlain of RLC Words.

About Rebecca

Rebecca has been writing professionally since her first graduate job as a journalist in 2000 – and creating websites to showcase them on since 2017.

Rebecca has written for broadsheet and tabloid publications; managed internal communications, websites, intranets and corporate reporting; helped small businesses; written and refreshed dozens of CVs; and coached people from a whole range of backgrounds into new jobs, new challenges and new prospects.

After her two little boys started school, she decided to take the plunge and start her own business. Rebecca wanted to do all of the bits that she loved most in her jobs – writing, design and helping people to see what’s unique about them – and that's RLC Words began!

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Being your own boss definitely has it's benefits - choosing your own hours, your workload, your clients and even your own dress code. But it's also easy to pick up bad habits if you don't stay focused! It's all about discipline and you need to put the hours in if you want to succeed and stay ahead of your game!

As a small business it's important to keep your costs down especially when you're just starting out. But a lot of small business owners underestimate the importance of budgeting for IT support costs. We first met George from B&G IT Services back in March when we featured him in a blog post after he'd recently joined the Bucks Biz community, he shares with us below his tips for small businesses to keep their systems up and running!

Meet Michael from MR-Solutions Ltd, a specialist Recruitment Agency that focuses in the Electronic Component Distribution Industry for Sales & Marketing professionals. Michael has recently upgraded his office space with Bucks Biz and we caught up with him recently to find out what motivated the upgrade! Here's what he had to say...