Nov 18, 2013
Loughborough University’s Deputy Director of its Centre for Global Sourcing and Services, together with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and SKS Business Services, recently published a report entitled Accounting for Growth.
Nov 16, 2013
Do you have a plan for business growth? It really helps to have a long term vision, and a plan to make each of the small steps you can take to bring closer to that final goal. First though, you need to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses.
Nov 15, 2013
October 1st 2013 was one of the Red Tape Freedom Days, on which the government introduced a number of reforms in the regulatory requirements of small businesses.
Oct 12, 2013
According to Hartmut Wagner, MD of Cloud Solutions Exact, “many SMEs who are eager to grow are not doing themselves any favours, particularly with so many of them expressing concern over their cash-flow.”
Oct 11, 2013
Pension auto-enrolment started a year ago and over 1,600,000 have been enrolled, with about one in ten opted out. If you have eligible employees, by now you should be well into your planning for this in your business.
Oct 11, 2013
Some business owners have never thought about having a payment policy. Deadlines on bills, wages and taxes come and go; amounts due get paid as soon as possible. When available cash doesn’t cover it, the deadlines slip.
Aug 29, 2013
Are you locked in to an energy supply contract in which you have to accept price rises? Has your initial contract been rolled over onto a new one without your knowledge? Office Assistants warn of the importance of reading contract small print.
Aug 28, 2013
If you don’t reclaim all the VAT you are entitled to, you could be losing hundreds of pounds a year. More than half the business owners in a recent survey believed they might be around £500 or more better off.
Aug 26, 2013
Can you remember how you felt when you set up your business? How proud you felt and how determined to make a success of it? Since fear of failure didn’t hold you back, you had a truly entrepreneurial spirit, and it's important to hold onto it.
Aug 10, 2013
The new governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, is already making his presence felt. Although he is relatively young, Mr Carney comes with a good pedigree. Here's what we think might be on the cards from the 'new broom'.