Corporate social responsibility (CSR) may sound like a concept that is out of reach for many start-ups, but with the right know-how and focus, building responsibility and sustainability into your business from the beginning will help your small business go beyond mere compliance with ethical standards and laws to creating additional value for your business, employees, community and the environment. But where do you start?
As any business owner will tell you, insurance is one of the most important expenses each year. It can seem like throwing money down the drain to some, but it’s only once you consider the repercussions of losing out on your essential assets that you realise how dangerous it is to risk going without insurance.
It can be hard to imagine that a company which started in a coffee shop wrote over £23,477m of business in 2011. However, things have changed in business insurance since 1688, when Edward Lloyd’s coffee house became the go-to place for insurance.
Going paperless “would save NHS billions”… so says Jeremy Hunt. Neil Maude offers advice for SMEs on how to manage a culture change and prepare offices for more sustainable working practices, getting their teams to be more efficient through the use of technology.
Research undertaken by Streamline last year saw that nine out of ten SMEs see the internet a profitable place to do business, and almost half found the set up costs to be lower than they anticipated. With millions of active internet shoppers increasing their online spend year-on-year in spite of the recession , the potential benefits of selling online have never been greater.
With UK SEO Agency, QueryClick, we are putting together easy to follow snippets of expert advice across a range of search marketing disciplines including search engine optimisation, paid advertising, customer relationship optimisation, content strategy and analytics.
Next month will see Andy Murray and Spaniard Rafael Nadal battle it out at Wimbledon. Yet while the six-foot titans slug it out on Centre Court, the battle between the UK and Spain for most connected nation has already been won. Spain has only just switched on its 4G services, while in the UK, small businesses have been enjoying superfast mobile data since October last year.
As part of our expert advice series we asked accountant Carl Elsby, of Elsby & Co, to look at the role of the accountant in business survival and growth.
In any business you need to have clear boundaries both internally with your staff, but also externally with your clients. Personal transformation coach, Dr Lisa Turner, reveals how to how to have clear boundaries in business.
Success in business often depends on a speedy response to queries from prospective customers, as well as the method in which your company is projected to the outside world. So many companies make the mistake of cutting their marketing budgets when they should be using imagination and flair to promote their companies.
There has been a noticeable increase in the popularity of people using electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in the workplace, this means that employees are bringing their privately owned devices to work and using them for work, for example checking emails and accessing information.