Customers continue to cause headaches for many small and medium-sized businesses in the UK by offering elaborate and far-fetched excuses for the non-payment of outstanding invoices – and it seems the reasons being given for the delay in payment are becoming increasingly creative.
Over 160 of the UK’s most innovative and resilient public and private sector businesses has been announced as finalists in The National Business Awards sponsored by Orange. Organisations shortlisted this year include Diageo, E.ON, Cheapflights, BSkyB, ASOS, The British Heart Foundation, Aviva, LOVEFiLM, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, DVLA and Pearson.
A well written, well-designed brochure is an important marketing tool for the majority of businesses. Brochures offer a great opportunity to go into detail about your product or service. Les Haywood explains that as you only get one chance to make a good impression with your brochure. It’s worth taking the time to get it right.
As business owners attempt to cut costs in their businesses and with the huge increase in online business networking, Business Matters looks at whether face-to-face networking really is just a waste of time and money.
New research finds that staff with mobile technology such as Blackberries work an extra 15 hours a week as they constantly check emails even out of the office.
Business owners who are fed up of staff pulling sickies are worried that plans to replace “sick notes” with “fit notes” could actually lead to more absenteeism.
Behind every aspiring entrepreneur or ambitious start up there is often an unseen business mentor in the background going out of their way to offer invaluable levels of advice and support.
Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science have found an answer to the question ‘Do Women managers enhance your business’ Unfortunately, the answer’s “no”.
If David Cameron had known about the newly crowned best new business in the South East he may have been able to have prevented his bike being stolen twice in the past year.
Nationwide Media Group, the company behind three of the UK’s largest and most successful business shows, is seeing impressive re-booking figures of 50% for its flagship events. These figures come as the company launches its innovative Marketing Propeller offer which gives exhibitors £11,000 worth of free marketing services. Under the Marketing Propeller, exhibitors receive a range of tools to maximise their profiles before, during and after the events held in Manchester, Doncaster and Coventry.
UK accounting software company KashFlow has today announced the signing of a deal with Brunei Accenture Group Networks to supply online accounting software to Southeast Asia.