I do still find it remarkable, given the endless mistakes I made, that it all turned out right in the end. Every business makes mistakes, and I am evidence for the fact that mistakes are not – usually – fatal. On the contrary, they can enable alternative direction and progress. Here are some examples of mistakes from my experience.
Sarah Lane, author of ‘Choices: From Confusion to Clarity’ gives tips on how to make changes in your business.”
The UK tech sector recorded the best growth performance for almost a decade in the last quarter of 2013, according to the Tech Monitor UK report by KPMG and Markit. This means it has never been a more exciting time to be part of the UK tech start-up scene. This growth is great news for budding entrepreneurs that are keen to take their own ideas to create a business.
David Saul, managing director for serviced office provider Business Environment looks at the upcoming flexible working laws and their implications for businesses
Although the headlines are full of the disruption caused by tube strikes, there are some steps that any business can take to ensure they’re as prepared as possible to deal with the impact of transport troubles on their workforce.
Leon Rudd, Head of SMB Marketing at O2, outlines his top tips on how to stay connected even in difficult circumstances.
Posted on 1st May 2014 in Business Education, Business Management , Business Support, Business Travel, Cloud Computing, Home Business, How To Guides, Leadership & Management, Software , Tech & Innovation, Telecoms.
The tube strikes are a serious matter. Not only will the 48-hour tube strike cause commuting chaos but companies are facing several days of disruption and a massive loss of profits. The Federation of Small Businesses estimated that the London underground strikes in early February cost small businesses, which make up about 99 percent of London companies, about £600 million ($1 billion) in lost working hours, business and productivity*.
Going into business is a daunting prospect for many people so an increasingly popular way of starting a business is to buy a franchise, but with so many options available, finding the right one for you can be overwhelming.
CIOs and IT directors may be winning the fight for a seat at the boardroom table but the evidence suggests that most still struggle to exert influence over business strategy. This message emerged clearly from a recent poll we conducted at Calyx, which gauged the views and opinions of 200 CIOs and IT Directors. It highlighted the key issue: senior IT decision-makers are too busy ‘fighting fires’ and trouble-shooting IT problems, to focus on driving the business forward.
If a business has a problem that needs solving, whatever it is, there tends to be a pattern as to where the business owner will look for a solution. Some will almost always look inward i.e. at the internal processes and systems, and other will almost always put their focus externally i.e. at the market and business environment. While both have merits neither is sufficient on its own.
Employers’ liability is the duty of employers to ensure that your employers are able to work safely and without harm, and the right of employees to be compensated in the event that become unwell whilst working for you.
Professional indemnity insurance (sometimes known as PI insurance), offers cover against legal claims of negligence for professional advice or services that fail to meet a client’s expectations and leads to financial loss.
It’s no secret that the UK’s small businesses, with their dynamism and agility, have long been the envy of many of Britain’s biggest enterprises. The rate at which the UK creates and adopts new technologies plays right into the hands of those quickest to react, and small businesses are able to simply avoid many of the challenges of scale that come with size, whether that’s coordinating the work of hundreds of employees across multiple locations or sharing knowledge across disparate functional groups. As a result of this greater flexibility, small businesses are better able to respond to new challenges and opportunities as they arise.
Posted on 14th April 2014 in Business Education, Business Growth, Business Management , Business Support, Cloud Computing, Home Business, How To Guides, HR, Leadership & Management, Office Space & Management, Social Media, Tech & Innovation, Training.