Articles in categories Better Business

Is Stationery Stationary?

I had a primary school teacher who taught us that the way to remember the spelling of these similarly pronounced but very differently meaning words was that stationery had an ‘er’ in it like paper and stationary had an ‘ar’ in it like car (presumably a parked one!).

Dealing With the Quiet Times

How to be productive and effective in business when the phone stops ringing, and the emails stop flowing. One of the biggest challenges in business, apart from managing staff, can be the dreaded periods where the work dries up, and the phones stop ringing. Often, managers don't plan for the drought, and have no idea what to do, not only with themselves, but with all of their staff when it sets in.