By Peter James. Before you even start using a domain name, check if it is the same as a trade mark or trading name of a third party – this will save time and expense later. The copyright in the design and/or the content of your site may not belong to you. Contractors and employees […]
Posted on 23rd January 2007 in Legal.
By Jeff Macklin Managing cash flow effectively is really a matter of life and death for a growing business. Government figures show that SMEs are owed as much as £17 billion from debtors at any one time and that 10,000 UK businesses fail each year because of late payment from customers. One of the reasons […]
Posted on 23rd January 2007 in Finance Management.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has reported that UK SMEs are increasingly confused by government employment legislation.A helpline that the FSB operates for its members has said that the number of calls concerning employment queries rose by eight per cent in 2006 to over 76,000.Questions about age discrimination saw the greatest rise, increasing by […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 in Regional News.
By Mark O’Neil. Borrowing on your assets — the story so far. It is always surprising how few businesses – especially those with no ‘fixed’ assets (clients in ‘people’ businesses e.g. the professions, marketing etc.) – realise that they have available to them a very valuable asset they could put to work to provide financing […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 in Finance Management.
[atag006] By Ben Kench. Today’s business challenges take on many forms, but for many of us one of our biggest challenges is selling new business. Indeed, for many of us the challenge is enhanced because we believe we are not ‘salespeople’…or we have an aversion to ‘selling’ and feel uncomfortable with assuming the role. Well […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 in Sales.
By Kimberley Gray. Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be used for this purpose. OK, this was from a Zurich hotel where the context had been somewhat lost in translation, but it is an amusing demonstration of how incorrect use of […]
[atag005] By Rasheed Ogunlaru. There’s no secret to success and confidence. It’s simply the movement from thinking about and projecting what you don’t want ….to doing, being and creating what you do want. Basically the key to confidence and success is knowing what you want, being yourself and working from your strengths. Most underperformance comes […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 in Leadership & Management.
GUISEPPE MASCOLO is not a name that is immediately known across the UK or the world. But Giuseppe’s other name, Toni, the one even his family call him by, is a household name, making up one half of the hairdressing super-brand “Toni & Guy”. And who is Toni himself ? Well, he’s a hairdresser. With […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 .
[atag011] By Chris West. To many people, marketing is a bit of a mystery: corporates do it well, usually, but it costs millions. Smaller businesses often dip a toe into marketing and get precious little in return: pretty brochures, clever ads but not much extra business. Yet the thought lingers on — marketing is important; […]
Posted on 22nd January 2007 in Marketing.
[atag003]By Rasheed Ogunlaru. Leading life & business coach and motivational speaker, Rasheed Ogunlaru shares some insights into understanding, motivating and inspiring your team. Whether you are a Managing Director leading a team of twenty or CEO of an international conglomerate, the skill of being able to understand, motivate and inspire your team is what separates […]
[atag004] By Rasheed Ogunlaru. The keys to success in business all stem from having: 1. A clear and compelling vision/ goal of where they want to be 2. A specific, comprehensive, flexible and appropriate plan to get there 3. Belief, passion and drive A clear destination and a few simple steps will steer your business […]
What is it about common sense that means it is not commonly applied? In an increasingly complex world that nevertheless demands quicker reactions to business opportunities and challenges, why is it that we so often lose sight of the basics?