The government must slash red tape, reduce the complexity of the tax system and check the rise in fuel and utilities prices, according to the Forum of Private Business (FPB).
This year’s successful Apprentice will no longer win a six figured salary job working in one of Lord Sugar’s businesses, but instead the winner and their business idea will found the basis of an equity partnership with Lord Sugar making an investment to the value of £250,000.
SMEs in UK slower to adopt cloud computing than Europe’s firms: Small businesses in Britain are adopting internet-based software, storage and communication services more slowly than European peers, a survey of companies across Europe and published by The Telegraph suggest. The research findings, whilst not discussing American based businesses would also highlight that both Britain […]
Small businesses across Europe are missing out on new business opportunities because they are unable to respond to enquiries fast enough in a world where customers expect around the clock service.
Office supplies company Staples has put its full weight behind a new StartUp Britain campaign in an effort to create a 500,000-strong army of entrepreneurs to help get the economy moving.
A shortlist of 13 franchisors has been announced in the 2011 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. The finalists were selected from entries spanning multiple sectors, business size and locations across the UK to reveal this year’s potential Award winners.
Do you find your mind wandering in long meetings? Could you do with a little more concentration and focus? This article looks at the impact of poor concentration and focus in meetings. It also offers suggestions on how to tackle this and improve you and your colleagues concentration and focus.
A recent survey by law firm Mishcon de Reya found that 90% of people-based businesses have never considered changing the legal structure of their company; of those that have, 64% have never considered a limited liability partnership (LLP) as an option and 10% admitted that they had never heard of an LLP structure.
£20m management training fund unveiled to help small business The Skills Minister John Hayes has called on senior leaders in SMEs to take advantage of funding that will support leadership and management training to help them grow their businesses.Business Matters reports that a round 13,000 small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises that demonstrate a […]
In the first of a series of online business masterclasses, join the team live to discuss what the future holds for business success and how to stay one step ahead.
With the deadline fast approaching for the Government’s public consultation on resolving workplace disputes, employers are being urged to respond with their views.