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An important year for care

The start of a new era of social care?

April 1st 2015 is the starting point for a new era in social care in England and Wales.

Heather Cowley

Employee or worker – what’s the difference?

The question of whether an individual is an employee, a worker or self-employed is not straightforward to answer and is considered by employment tribunals on a regular basis.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: What makes a great leader?

I’m often asked what makes a great leader or a superb manager.

One of Britain's tiniest homes? This property is on the market in Western Rd, Tring

Long storey: Tiny architect-designed home goes on the market in town

A narrow, architect-designed property on the market in Tring has been dubbed one of Britain’s tiniest homes.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Conquering the art of sales mastery

In recent weeks we’ve been exploring the importance of selling. You were probably just re-selling yourself over Valentine’s weekend and a sales roadshow will be headed to your front door shortly in the guise of the elections.

Sister Sledge will be performing at Chilfest's disco funk-themed Friday. Below, Jocelyn Brown

Chilfest’s Funky Friday line-up is revealed!

Plans to bring some ‘up-Tring Funk’ to the borough’s biggest music festival are underway with big-name acts being flown in from the States for the first time.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Salesman no thanks, commando is better

If you accept that being great at sales offers you a serious business edge over your competition, the question arises as to what it takes to become a ‘Sales A Player’, which we might define as being 90% likely to achieve the results and performance that only 10% of people are capable of delivering.

Derek Beards - branch manager of the new Handelsbanken which has opened in Prebendal Court

First birthday for the Swedish bank in town

A bank which prides itself on doing things differently is celebrating its first birthday.

David Stopps with Martin Tett

‘How I travel the world and make a living from music’

Music promoter David Stopps joined county council boss Martin Tett at the Aylesbury Study Centre to launch his new book.

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Financial co-operative pays first-ever dividend

A financial co-operative running across Buckinghamshire has paid its first dividend to savers.

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Learn how to do the salesman’s foxtrot!

What skill do you instinctively realise to be essential in business, have you never bothered to learn professionally or apply with determination, and do you hate when you see it done well by others?

Alex Pratt

Business Eye: We must all choose to be unreasonable

Did you miss reading my words of wisdom last week? No? Ouch!

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