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*.
Intellectual Property, or IP for short, is something that is overlooked by many business owners. It’s often considered to be the preserve of businesses producing ground-breaking innovations, but in fact IP is something that all business owners should consider.
As a small business owner, it can be hard to justify being away from your desk for a day, let alone find the time for a proper trip. So, we were wondering if it is actually possible to go on holiday and still keep your business running.
Here are ten suggestions that we’ve come up with to help you take a well-earned break.
Companies spend millions of pounds a year relocating staff. From junior to senior management, moving from one country to another is a huge task that involves not just packing clothes and booking a flight.
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.
The UK economy may be in recovery, but many small manufacturers are still struggling to generate enough funds to expand their business, or capitalise on new opportunities in the market.
Half the business world is incredibly busy whilst the other half is just waiting for something magic to come along.
This checklist is aimed at businesses that are slowing down… feeling like they have got stuck… stuck staring into the headlights like the proverbial rabbit!
Companies put a huge amount of effort into creating modern, productivity-enhancing offices. However, as IT heads further into the cloud, should virtual work spaces get the same treatment?
As shadow childcare minister Lucy Powell says that mothers working part-time are often more productive than other employees, mumpreneurs working with GrowthAccelerator have extolled the virtues of employing other mums.
Ever considered running your business out of your home? If you’ve ever stewed in rush-hour traffic or fumed at sky-high rental prices – the answer is probably yes. And it’s not a bad idea. Last week, we published a new report on home businesses in the UK which revealed that something extraordinary is happening.
From April 2014, all employees in the UK will be given the right to request flexible working from their employer. For many businesses this is a concern, and rightly so. A large scale take-up of flexible working can change the dynamic of a workplace on multiple levels.
As a new academic year approaches; thousands of bright-eyed university students will once again be populating the various campuses across the country. Despite the rise in tuition fees, there has been a record number of over 342,000 new university applicants who are ready to begin their next steps towards higher education.