February 5th 2019
5 common mistakes made by start up businesses
Starting a small business of your own can be an incredibly fulfilling move for a keen entrepreneur with a bright idea. But sometimes the bread and butter of running your business can get buried under the responsibilities of navigating tax laws, understanding employment duties and ensuring you are fulfilling all other legal requirements. To […]
January 2nd 2019
What are your business New Year’s Resolutions?
Does your list of New Year’s resolutions look something like this? Visit the gym at least three times a week Save more money Give up smoking, drinking and chocolate – unless it’s the weekend Learn a new language Volunteer more Wait… what was the first one again? New Year’s resolutions are great, that is, […]
December 13th 2018
Innovative ways that businesses have cut their costs
Cutting costs is never an easy task. Yet sometimes, implementing the smallest changes can add up to substantial long-term savings. Is anyone olive out there? In 1987, American Airlines determined that if they removed a single olive from all of their in-flight salads, they would make an annual saving of around £30,000 each year. […]
October 18th 2018
Why do some SMEs fail? What to do and what to avoid
Longevity and sustainability for a new business are difficult to master. Contrary to popular belief, 30% of new businesses fail within the first two years, according to the Small Business Association (SBA). The SBA goes on to state that 50% of businesses fail in the first 5 years, 66% in the first 10 years, and […]
October 11th 2018
Could offering health insurance for your employees reduce sick days?
Though technological advancements are changing the way the UK workforce operates, we haven’t been able to hand-off all our grueling manual tasks to robots quite yet. The lowdown Material handling, heavy lifting, driving long distance, guiding tools and even working on a computer keyboard are considered the norm for many workers, all of which can […]