I’m very lucky, as I’ve always found delegating comes naturally to me. I think it comes from naturally wanting to do the exciting stuff and letting others take the initiative and do the hard graft!
There are seven mistakes that many business owners make – and they can kill your business. Each week Hilary looks at one of these deadly sins and offers some advice to help turn this “wrong” into a “right”. This week “you don’t know what you don’t know”.
We have been talking to some of our readers about their experiences of finding the right space for their business, and we realised that it’s not always straightforward or painless. So we spoke to James Friedenthal, Marketing Director of office space providers Workspace and have produced this handy guide as a check list for getting the right business space for you.
If HMRC come knocking have you been keeping the right records? Do you know which records the law says you need to keep?
As a business starts to grow, it’s crucial that your actions don’t strangle it in its infancy. One of the most common mistakes is Doing Too Much Yourself.
This column, number one in a series of seven, looks at this first mistake and offers some advice.
Taking a few simple actions around the office and changing business processes can help cut costs and cut your firm’s environmental impact. We spoke to Martin Dix, managing director of Current Cost, the global provider of energy monitor displays, to give us his top tips for a greener 2011.
As tax reforms sweep the nation, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is keen to get its house in order and is clamping down on small businesses evading or paying their taxes late.
The hunt is on for the UK’s top small businesses with the launch of the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011. Now in its third year, the awards will again recognise the achievements of exceptional small and medium sized enterprises and be judged by a panel of respected industry figures, including one of Britain’s leading businesswomen, Karren Brady.
Research, just published, has found that one month on from the VAT rate increase, small businesses in the UK have been largely unaffected despite widespread media hype.