Increased agility and great customer satisfaction are key parts of a successful business today. With this comes the need to give employees better access to company data on the go via both corporate owned devices and through BYOD schemes. However in the rush to mobilise workforces, many organisations are overlooking the need to manage the process cost effectively.
Finding the right investor for your company can be a daunting, particularly if you have little experience in the matter. The important thing is that you make your business as enticing as possible. Here are a few things you should take into consideration before pitching to potential investors.
Many angel or small institutional investors are seasoned investors who have seen a number of investment transactions. They therefore know what to ask for when negotiating the shareholder documentation and what the position commonly reached between the investors and the company, known as the “market” position, will be.
Late invoice payment is one of the most important issues for any small businesses, impacting cash-flow and future growth. So when at the outset of the 2015 election campaign, George Osborne announced plans for late invoice payers to be named and shamed on an official Government website, he was addressing a significant issue.
If you run a small business you may be using an Excel spreadsheet to manage your accounts – either at the behest of your accountant or simply because because it appears to be a cost-effective way to keeping on top of the books.
From account switching to the inexorable rise of aggregators, financial services companies are entering a period of unprecedented competition. As a result, the focus in 2015 is on retention and cross-selling – and that means fundamentally changing the way financial services companies interact with customers and sell products.
Getting a business off the ground even in the best economic circumstances is a considerable challenge but, in some ways, growing up in challenging times means you build a stronger business for the long-term.
In today’s digital world, most businesses require an online element. An important part of creating a robust online strategy is providing a payment solution that allows customers to pay for goods and services in whatever way feels right for them.
Cash flow is vital for all organisations and managing it is one of the most challenging aspects of running and growing a business. Cash flow turning cold, through disruption such as late payments, is one of the biggest contributors to company insolvencies, so fine-tuning your invoicing process to cut out potential causes of payment delays is critical.
COOs ‘get stuff done.’ Sometimes the good stuff, more often the bad stuff. The ultimate completer finisher, they are all about delivery and realising a plan.
Setting up a workplace pension for your employees can seem like a daunting task; soon it will be a reality for every employer in the UK. This is due to a new pension regulation known as Auto Enrolment. However there are ways to make it easier for employers by avoiding these common Auto Enrolment mistakes to ensure they are ready for their staging date. The staging date is the most important milestone for employers embarking on Auto Enrolment, as this is the date at which the new regulations apply to their businesses.
Often R&D tends to be overlooked when looking at the strategy of a business. In some cases, management are too focused on day-to-day activities and driven by short-term financial targets, which prevents them from concentrating on areas likely to provide long-term benefits. However, in today’s fast-moving markets, R&D is a key element in terms of business growth, and can set you apart from your competitors.