For hard-pressed business owners who have poured blood, sweat and tears into building up a successful company, the stakes are particularly high when it comes to marriage. While it might not be romantic, a pre-nup agreement is a sensible – some would say vital – solution to safeguard everything you have worked so hard for.
‘Thought Leadership’ is becoming a subject of increasing popularity in business-to-business sales and marketing campaigns, as tough economic conditions drive increased competition for every piece of business. Organisations are now under pressure to differentiate themselves as more than ‘just a supplier’ and contribute opinions and insight on the issues in their chosen market.
E-commerce businesses focus time and money on providing customers with efficient and flexible delivery options. However, many companies neglect to extend this attention to the return of unwanted goods. Paul Galpin, Managing Director of P2P Mailing, looks at the importance of assessing and managing this vital process.
One in three organisations has suffered one or more Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the last 12 months claims new research
A fifth of entrepreneurs work an extra three days a week to keep their business up-and-running, a national survey of sole traders has revealed.
With fewer than 200 days to go to the 2012 Olympic Games, it is now more important than ever for businesses to make plans to minimise the number of employees who do not come to work during the Games
Ten SMEs are in the running for a national HSBC business award that will help boost their UK expansion on a national or international scale. The ten finalists are from across Great Britain, with four receiving a £50,000 HSBC Business Growth Grants.
United in the belief that the UK’s education system is failing both British business and its workforce, a group of senior business leaders is today calling upon the Government, educators and fellow employers to work more closely together to ensure that the employees of tomorrow have the critical skills needed to secure employment – a mix of qualifications and interpersonal skills – that they have found are missing in too many young people today.
An increasing number of SMEs are facing cash-flow problems with two thirds of debt recovery specialists having noticed a substantial rise in the number of small and medium sized businesses chasing large debts over the past 12 months.
Elance, the Internet platform used by businesses to gain instant access to over one million independent workers online, and Enterprise Nation, the small business support company, have partnered, offering UK startups and small businesses over $100,000 to help them grow their companies.
With ‘National Apprenticeship Week 2012’ next week, Theo Paphitis, former apprentice and retail expert, is calling on UK companies to continue to invest in apprenticeships and training despite the economic slump.