Social media has been with us for a while now, but until recently it seemed that many in the business world had failed to grasp the true power of the social medium and were largely confused as to how best to embrace the phenomenon in any meaningful or useful fashion.
Members of the European Parliament are calling for small businesses to be freed from the bureaucratic burden of having to produce annual accounts.
From 1 April 2010, businesses with an annual turnover of £100,000 or more and all newly VAT registered businesses, must submit their VAT Returns online and pay VAT electronically.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about ‘the green shots of recovery’ that are emerging, as the recession apparently begins to ease. This doesn’t just have to be limited to the housing market and the commercial side of business – it can also apply to REAL Thought Leadership.
REAL thought leadership is based upon the idea that Reach, Engagement, Authority and Longevity are the key to being the best in your field.
The Conservatives are reported to be working on a pilot for a new automated bank-based system which would remove the responsibility of deducting and paying income tax from employers. The new system could save businesses up to £5.5bn according to the Tories whilst also increasing revenues to the Exchequer by nearly £1Bn
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has today announced that the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) will invest £7.4 million in developing next generation components for fuel efficient aircraft engines.
Yesterday saw the launch of the Small Business Charter as a call to action in the run up to the general election aiming to give small businesses a bigger voice and is being backed by Intuit, the software company behind the accounts package Quickbooks.
Business Confidence data published today claims that businesses in the East of England are predicting a strong growth in turnover of in excess of 4 percent over the coming year which is reflected in a record-high Confidence. The same quarterly published report has now recorded a positive trend in confidence in the East of England for five consecutive quarters.
Training is a great investment to make in your staff and the efficiency of your business, but choosing a training provider you can work well with can be a bit of a minefield. What is it you are looking for in a training company, and what do you hope to gain from the training? A few questions can set you on the right track to a successful long term relationship with your provider.
I need to make something absolutely clear: I believe effective use of social media will benefit any business. No exceptions. None whatsoever. I don’t believe you can show me one business that can’t benefit from it. Not one. If you disagree, well sorry, either prove it or admit you’re wrong.
Employees. Always good to have them where you can see them right? To make sure they are in the door at 9am, working solidly and then out the door no earlier than 5pm? Ban Facebook from the office to make sure opportunities to skive are minimal and if we can give them clocking in/out cards, so much the better. After all, if the boss is sitting there watching their staff, productivity is almost guaranteed, isn’t it?