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One of the greatest bugbears that besets small businesses and freelancers in the UK is late payment (or non-payment) of invoices – a situation that goes beyond inconvenience and turns entrepreneurs into beggars. How sad to see a business die … Continue reading
One thing we tend to lose sight of is that meetings are expensive! They involve the valuable time of participants, perhaps a meeting room hire fee, the cost of audio-visual equipment, travel expenses, refreshments, etc. etc. Since time is money … Continue reading
Possibly the most difficult thing for any employer to undertake – particularly the owner of a start-up or small business – is hiring staff. Finding the right candidate to fit a role and the business itself is crucial to the … Continue reading
Formal periodic staff appraisals are obviously useful in a large organisation, but the managers of most small businesses employing only a few people usually don’t deem them necessary.
Spring has sprung, it’s the start of a new Financial Year! Let’s all forge ahead in business with a positive attitude, starting with addressing productivity issues … UK business has suffered from “stagnant” productivity levels for some years (since the … Continue reading
When you decide to start your own business you will no doubt carefully consider all the pros and cons. There’s one thing, though, that many tend to overlook when striking out into the exciting world of entrepreneurship: you can very … Continue reading