Optimism among owner managed businesses has increased it is claimed, with over half of the respondents to a recent survey revealing that they have either ‘very’ or ‘quite’ positive sentiments about their business compared, up ten per cent to the same survey a year earlier.
The number of SMEs asking the Government to act decisively and provide greater levels of support to UK businesses has more than doubled in the space of a year, according to the latest research* from invoice finance specialists, Bibby Financial Services.
The government has recently suggested that businesses allow employees to work from home during the summer months next year, in a bid to avoid travel congestion around the 2012 Olympics . Whilst for many employees this might seem like a logical idea, Thomas Coles, managing director of MSM Software says it could have huge implications for business leaders.
The Forum of Private Business is calling on all smaller suppliers to anonymously ‘name and shame’ late paying companies.
Despite the continued economic uncertainty, new data released from eBay shows that over 45,000 new businesses have registered on the UK online auction site since September 2008. The number of new businesses established in 2010 alone was up 38 per cent with almost 24,000 joining.
Everything you see started with just an idea. Every business if you think about it was created twice! I knew I wanted to be my own boss but the question was how and what do I start a business doing?
Are you a young entrepreneur under 35? Do you need funding? Have you ever wondered how to get a mentor? If the answer to these questions is yes and you also want to meet other young people interested in going into business and also gain access to fantastic high calibre speakers then the Young Entrepreneur Society could be the answer to all your questions.
New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) suggests that a lack of competence and misplaced confidence amongst bosses is creating a stressed out, unfulfilled workforce. According to the data, the result is worrying for business, with nearly three quarters of employees regularly taking decisions at work they don’t feel trained or qualified to make.
Figures released by TV Licensing from a member poll conducted in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) show that the overwhelming majority of employers say they won’t be allowing employees “time off” to watch Andy Murray’s pursuit of the Wimbledon Grand Slam title. However, separate figures suggest this won’t stop people tuning into the tournament.
The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, the most respected accolade for business in the UK, has extended its entries deadline to Friday 24th June 2011.
The recent changes proposed related to paternity proposals leave would mean that from 2015 mothers and fathers would share far more fully in parental leave we spoke to Wanda Goldwag, Non Executive Chair of True North Human Capital, a human capital management consultancy explains how that might affect your business.