Customers continue to cause headaches for many small and medium-sized businesses in the UK by offering elaborate and far-fetched excuses for the non-payment of outstanding invoices – and it seems the reasons being given for the delay in payment are becoming increasingly creative.
T-Mobile has today unveiled a new Business Unlimited offer, the only one to give every user unlimited UK calls and texts for £30 a month with a free phone. This flexible offer can cater for businesses who don’t want to be tied to lengthy contracts, offering a SIM-only option with a 30 day rolling contract. Alternatively, users can sign up for a 24 month contract and choose from T-Mobile’s range of phones.
All businesses have some form of IP, regardless of their field of activity, even if only in their name (trade mark) or their company literature (copyright) and with so much weight being placed on these things by investors If the core revenue of a business results from some form of technology and/or product design, you should take steps to ensure that you protect.
A national study by the UK’s leading online takeaway site has found that Sheffield is home to the hardest working employees in the country, where employees are giving their companies the equivalent of 1 extra day’s work a week in unpaid labour through missed lunches and staying late.
We talk to Karren Brady, who is set to take over from Margaret Mountford as Lord Sugar’s eyes and ears on The Apprentice. Karren became managing director of Birmingham City football club at the age of 23; the only woman to hold this position in the premiership and the youngest director of a UK plc. Now 38, she is married to retired footballer Paul Peschisolido and lives in Birmingham with her two children – Sophia, 12, and Paolo, nine. Once the takeover is complete of Birmingham City FC it is widely predicted that she will blow full-time on her career as the first lady of football.
Over 160 of the UK’s most innovative and resilient public and private sector businesses has been announced as finalists in The National Business Awards sponsored by Orange. Organisations shortlisted this year include Diageo, E.ON, Cheapflights, BSkyB, ASOS, The British Heart Foundation, Aviva, LOVEFiLM, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, DVLA and Pearson.
Grant Leboff looks at the fact that when we look for a new product or service today, we probably only undertake two activities and why we forget the obvious option of Word of Mouth marketing.
A well written, well-designed brochure is an important marketing tool for the majority of businesses. Brochures offer a great opportunity to go into detail about your product or service. Les Haywood explains that as you only get one chance to make a good impression with your brochure. It’s worth taking the time to get it right.
Karren Brady, the flamboyant chief executive of Birmingham City FC, is to become one of Lord Sugar’s “eyes and ears” on The Apprentice along stalwart Nick Hewer.
New research finds that staff with mobile technology such as Blackberries work an extra 15 hours a week as they constantly check emails even out of the office.