Today (10th October) is World Mental Health Day.  This year's focus is on Suicide Prevention and the World Health Organisation are inviting everyone to join them in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

7th October is World Day of Bullying Prevention.  Most of us probably assume this type of behaviour is left at the school gates; that bullying is a problem which only affects the younger generation and won’t be tolerated in adulthood. But this isn’t always the case.

The definition of bullying is when an individual or group of people with more power, repeatedly and intentionally cause harm to an individual or group of people.

In fact, this is an issue that affects many individuals and businesses, big or small. It’s important to deal with each case in a professional and sensitive manner. So what can employers do to prevent bullying in the workplace? What procedures should be in place to protect staff and minimise conflict?

There are many benefits to joining Facebook Groups in your local area. If you run a business, Facebook Groups can give you an insight into local events, discussions and relevant topics that you can get involved with.

If you are a resident of our Bucks Biz commercial property for rent Bletchley, offices to rent Milton Keynes or workshop space to rent Newport Pagnell, you are invided to be part of our Bucks Biz Community facebook group.  If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for?  In case you need incentive, here are 8 tips for making the most of Facebook Groups.

Today on the blog, we meet the very lovely Alexandra Knight from Fitter Body Ladies, based here in our Milton Keynes Business Centre.  Alexandra is so passionate about her business that she's by far the best person to tell her story, so over to Alexandra ... 

If you’re in a highly-skilled position and looking to jump ship, there are a number of things you should consider before making that move. Headhunting is becoming more and more common, as platforms such as LinkedIn give employers and recruiters direct access to talent – most people are just a click away from making that initial contact.

Desirable offers from such companies are hard to ignore. If you’re in a job you love, but are offered a higher salary elsewhere, chances are you’ll consider it, even if you’re satisfied with your current role. If you’ve already accepted a position elsewhere, whether it’s a competitor or not, it’s vital you handle your resignation with utmost professionalism.  Read on for our 5 top tips, some of which also apply to employees further down the pecking order (such as those who don’t manage teams or departments, but who are looking to resign from their role.) We hope it helps!

Many of us use Instagram in our personal lives these days - it's a great place to upload happy snaps of days out and dare we say it .. your dinner!  As a small business owner you might have a business Instagram account, but are you using it to it's best advantage?  Instagram can be an amazing business tool, especially if you have a business with pretty products or interesting images you can share.   To find out more about how we can best use the Social Network, we asked Rachel Allen, from 13Ten Marketing, to describe how she would help a fictional premium car dealer to utilise Instagram to it's best advantage.  Read on for her Top Tips.