Outsourcing certain business functions is a great way for small to medium-sized businesses to scale up. Many business owners believe that outsourcing is for large businesses and corporations that have hundreds of staff. However, there are many benefits for SMEs too. In particular, HR services require expert knowledge and doing it yourself can take up a lot of valuable time. Not to mention, it can be a huge waste of resources. Here are a few reasons small businesses should outsource HR services to third-party providers.

There are many ways in which you can support your chosen charity, and most, if not all, will be very happy with any time or money that be spared and donated. Whether you choose to go it alone or whether you decide to get a team together or even get your work involved. Holding a sponsored event can be a great way of raising funds for your favourite causes.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put health and wellness at the forefront of many people’s minds, and with the lockdowns over and social distancing restrictions easing, you might be giving more thought to getting fit. There are lots of different ways you can lose weight, improve your sporting ability or tone up, from going running to joining a gym. However, whatever your specific fitness goals are, one of the most effective ways to achieve them is by working with a personal trainer. Here are just some of the reasons why.

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At some point in their lives, almost everybody finds themselves confronted with a legal issue of some description – whether this is personal or in business. Dealing with it in the most effective way possible is obviously highly important. While it’s impossible to go through the individual courses of action that you can take, you can learn more general points in the following article.

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Free Food: October 2020 and the start of a new challenge at Frugaldom. This autumn, I am attempting to create a forest food garden on the edge of our 'Legacy Woodland' tree planting project, which borders marshland and is flanked by a small river. The plan is to do this at zero cost so it provides us with free food in the future.

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REMINDER: Today we are making raw apple cider vinegar. It's been quite some time since we picked our apples and the harvest, although not yet including much from the new orchard, was plentiful. Many apples were given to friends and relatives, many more were stewed for sauce, crumbles and pies and yet more were turned into jelly with a combination of foraged berries and blackcurrants. The remaining apples are stored in black bags outside, chilled by the good old Scottish, winter weather. 

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MUDDY WELLIES WEEKENDS! Escape to the country this Autumn and take advantage of one of our great FRUGAL BREAKS. Official 'Friends of Frugaldom' members can benefit from additional discounts.

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I wouldn't say I am living a particularly frugal lifestyle and to be perfectly honest, I wasn't even entirely sure how to start. However, after a couple of hours research and reading about other people's experiences, I realised that, for me, frugal living wouldn't just be beneficial but necessary.

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Fundraising plays a major part in operating a project such as Frugaldom. As a fledgling social enterprise that plans to offer the freedom to explore the area, go foraging and observe nature, there are few opportunities for generating income on site, but we do have something to offer our friends, followers and supporters - Frugal Breaks, Artwork, Holidays and Life Experiences.

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Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be so single-minded and focussed on your goals that you actually achieve them all, one by one, consistently? Or do you go about things in a half-baked manner wondering where all your time has gone, forgetting half of what you should have done?