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Managing stress in small businesses

Stress is now the UK’s single biggest cause of sickness, affecting one in five workers, according to the Health & Safety Executive and small firms are not immune from its effects. “Stress in the workplace has increased significantly,” says Cary Cooper, leading stress expert and The 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School. “Organisations of all sizes are now very lean. There are fewer people in the workplace, they are working longer hours and they feel more insecure about their jobs. The knock-on effect is more stress, anxiety and depression.”

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How to run a successful seasonal business

The River Exe Café is a floating barge located in the middle of the River Exe in Devon. My name is David Foa. My business partner, Paul Caven, and I created it in 2011 from two flatbed barges and a shed. Things have moved on massively and now we can accommodate 100 diners, serving food made from fresh local produce from midday. We close at about 11pm, before then diners are ferried back to Exmouth Marina.

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