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.
The Best Companies 2010 two star accreditation status has been awarded to serviced office group, Avanta, in acknowledgment of excellence in the workplace.
A nationwide study by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has found that some councils in the UK are still failing to pay invoices promptly. Struggling firms face a ‘postcode lottery’ meaning their chances of prompt payment often depend on where they are based.
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.
Small business owners are taking the lead to ensure their firms stay afloat despite the recession, new research shows. The nationwide survey of businesses with a turnover of up to £1 million shows that 59 per cent of business owners have frozen their pay in the past year, while just 33 per cent have frozen the pay of staff.
From today every young person who is unemployed for six months will be guaranteed the offer of a job, training or work experience, supported by up to 470,000 opportunities over the next 15 months through the Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee.
One in ten mums surveyed by Netmums and BT Business, aspire to have their own business, with one in 5 looking to have more flexibility on choosing the hours they work.
Are you a small business with big goals? Are you frustrated by the speed of your company’s growth? Would you like someone to inject some energy into your trade?