Watch this live webTV show at 9pm on Wednesday 17th March for all you need to know about the benefits of good record keeping
In a bid to better support the 66 per cent of businesses that want external support, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has relaunched itself with a view to become an “extra member of staff” for Britain’s small businesses.
Like most of us, I’ve had the culture of long term business planning drummed into me throughout my career. Plotting a three or five year plan for a new venture; hours pouring over spreadsheets, forecasting and re-forecasting. I have to confess it’s been the least useful tool in my entrepreneurial tool box.
Think of Location Location Location, SuperNanny, The Choir, Grow Your Own Drugs, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, How Clean is Your House, You are What You Eat, The House of Tiny Tearaways and Working Lunch to name but a few. They all needed new experts when they were devised – and so will many future shows.
Cardiff-based firm Waterspace Developments have made a bit of a splash with the launch of their first floating office in Cardiff Bay.
Thousands of British motorists are putting themselves and other drivers in danger by constantly using the micro-blogging site, Twitter while driving, a survey has found.
Getting paid is not always as easy as it should be and threatening to terminate the contract is usually a last resort. There are intermediate steps you can take as well as including some protective measures in your contract terms.
Anyone with a good idea and adequate common sense can start a business, but establishing and growing it is another matter.
In the current climate, where money lending has all but dried up, orders are falling, and firms are trimming all the fat possible by cutting costs, the hard part is often working out how to grow your business.
Most people associate franchising with large brands, but it can also be an effective way for some smaller businesses, struggling to raise finance in order to expand in the present economic climate, to grow at minimal cost. The Forum of Private Business (FPB) is campaigning to raise awareness of franchising as a way forward for many viable businesses.
As businesses focus on ‘the road to recovery’, amending their business plans to ensure their continued success in 2010, Premierline Direct, the business insurance specialist, is highlighting how changes to plans may impact on the business’ insurance policy.
Thousands of businesses at threat from winter water damage – from inside the building as one in five business owners and managers do not know how to turn the water off!
Businesses are being urged to protect themselves from the effects of internal water damage this winter following new research released today. As many as 20-30 per cent of insurance property claims costs are for escape of water from inside the building1, with the most common being from the effects of a burst pipe.
Many companies are poorly prepared in the event of IT and telecoms problems. Here, Dominic List who owns IT and Telecoms solutions company Comtact, gives his simple tips that all companies should adhere to in order to ensure that they are fully prepared in the event of a blackout…
One reoccurring topic which always seems to crop up when speaking to business owners is ‘when is the right time to bite the bullet and take the business to the next level’? When do we stop the bootstrapping and say hello to investment? I am a firm believer that all businesses can (and in most cases, should be) boot-strapped from day one. This not only saves costs, it keeps your business lean and avoids the unnecessary ‘fat’ that one could be tempted to add if investment is gained early on.