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472,000 small business owners forced to work every day over Christmas and New Year as cost of employing staff increases

472,000 small business owners forced to work every day over Christmas and New Year as cost of employing staff increases

by on December 7, 2016

Pic is Sean Mallon, CEO of Bizdaq

472,000 small business owners will be working every day over the Christmas holidays without a single day off, according to a survey commissioned by business for sale marketplace, Bizdaq (www.mybizdaq.com).

  • No rest for small business owners over Christmas - 472,000 small business owners working every day over the holidays
  • Cost of employing staff a growing issue – 2.3 million small business owners not hiring additional staff due to rising costs of employment
  • Apprenticeships not considered an option - Only 14% of small businesses are planning to take on an apprentice in 2017
  • Holidays throughout year sacrificed – small business owners are taking 11 days less holiday per year compared to full time workers’ holiday entitlement
  • Small business owners in the North working more over Christmas – small business owners in the North will work an average of 1.4 days more over the ten day period

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45% of consumers have been a victim of cybercrime

by on October 27, 2016

New research from MarkMonitor, the world leader in enterprise brand protection, reveals that 45% of consumers have been a victim of some form of cybercrime [more…]

Over two thirds of global consumers now book travel exclusively using the Internet

by on May 11, 2016

The latest research from MarkMonitor® reveals that 68% of consumers globally now exclusively book their travel online.  However, seven out of every 100 respondents surveyed ended up with plans not in line with their expectations, highlighting a definite need for increased education when booking online.

The research, conducted by a leading market research company Opinium, analysed the online behaviour of consumers around booking travel online, including bargain hunting for seasonal goods and attitudes towards piracy. Opinium surveyed 3,257 consumers across eight countries, including the U.K., U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. [more…]