We deal with all sizes of business and thought this is a great article from Business Matters Magazine regarding building a successful team and retaining great staff. No successful big business owner is an island. You can keep a small business running by yourself, but if you are ready to achieve growth, then you need..
A very interesting article from The Guardian online regarding Internet security and how your business can be more informed and less likely to get breached. Where does cyber security fall on your to-do list? If it’s not a priority, it should be because 60% of small businesses suffered a breach in the year leading up..
We found this good article on smallbusiness.co.uk where businesses have been urged to engage with their workforce and consider introducing flexible measures to discourage ‘sickies’ during the Rio Olympics. The four-hour time difference means that many of the biggest events of the Olympics are scheduled to take place during normal working hours and early hours..
We found this article on smallbusiness.co.uk and think it just reminds businesses on the areas to focus: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it’s safe to say there’s one trait that’s attractive to all business owners: profitability. Any entrepreneur knows that getting your business off the ground requires a lot of time,..
In today’s day and age, more and more people are realising that the acquisition of valuable business skills can seriously help them in the world of work. Certainly, building a skill set of important business skills such as time management and conflict resolution can make your work day more productive and aid you in gaining..
Emily Coltman from Freeagent gives her top tips for successful business measurement. When you’re running your own small business it can sometimes be a challenge just staying on top of your everyday work, let alone managing all the things you need to do behind the scenes. But if you can dedicate some time to measuring..
Almost two thirds of businesses claim that the lack of skilled workers available and constant alterations to tax and regulatory requirements are adding significant pressures to their business. As 74 per cent of businesses are planning for growth over the next 12 months it is vital that business owners keep abreast of prospective tax and..
From April 2017 businesses whose properties have a Rateable Value of up to £12,000 will not have to pay business rates at all, a rise from £6,000 previously. Property with a Rateable Value between £12,000 and £15,000 will receive tapered relief. Chancellor George Osborne says the 'typical corner shop in Barnstaple will pay no business..
Andrew Firth looks at what an ageing workforce means for small businesses, and what role company owners can play to maximise productivity. Over-50s have increasingly become an innate characteristic of the UK workforce. As business owners observe an increase in the number of older workers remaining in employment for longer, employers need to prepare themselves..
The start of 2016 has already seen widespread unease in the business world, with share prices fluctuating wildly. By Nick Martindale There are real economic concerns in the form of the slowdown in China and the weakening oil sector, while closer to home the possibility of Brexit is causing a distinct sense of unease. The following..