Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00 Written by Glenda Shawley
Today’s article is prompted by two conversations in as many minutes. In one case an organisation had upset some of its customers by trying to please everyone. In the other case trying to please a small minority of customers would significantly increase costs and potentially open a can of worms.
The Fit for Work service (FFW) (previously known as the Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service) has been introduced at the start of this year by the Government to help employers to manage sickness absence.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00 Written by Diane Shawe
A great presenter has two unique qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. This confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. Mastering these skills will make you a better speaker and presenter
Published in Presentation & Public Speaking
Over the years there have been many Government Grants and schemes aimed at helping small businesses but these have sometimes been difficult to claim or not available to all.
Any speech or presentation requires a degree of preparation and loads of research and being an MC, awards or event host is no different.
There is a common mis-perception amongst the SME business that Business Development tends to be for large or corporate firms and that growing a SME business is all about advertising and marketing. The truth is, this perception is the reason why SME businesses often struggle to see bang for their buck via advertising and ill thought out marketing initiatives.
Whilst Santa is famous for working on Christmas Eve & morning, few people realise that it is more than likely that he works 365 days a year, like every other hard working entrepreneur, running what is probably the biggest manufacturing and logistics operation in the world!
Published in Starting Your Business
Shared parental leave is a new right which apples to babies due to be born after April 5th 2015. The theory is good but the regulations are complex and drawn up in my opinion by someone who never run a small business.
Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00 Written by Michael Newman
I am bringing it to your attention as I think everyone who employs subcontractors should be aware of the worker status and the rights and obligations which extend to people who are in this intermediate category between an employee and a genuine self-employed contractor.
Cash flow problems are responsible for causing many small businesses to fail. Cash flow problems are the cause over 70% of small business failures in the first year.
The growth of social media is a phenomenon of this century. The increase in the number of smart phones and affordable tablet devices have all contributed towards the explosive growth of social media, the numbers of platforms are bewildering. Even the queen has her own twitter account.