by Josh Hall | 06 Apr 2010
Social media is becoming an increasingly important element of many firms’ marketing efforts but independent retailers are slower to pick up the trend. However social media can benefit all types of business, including high street shops, restaurants and pubs.
by Josh Hall | 01 Apr 2010
The UK economy is now out of technical recession. Growth has returned to the country, after one of the deepest periods of economic contraction in recent history.
by Josh Hall | 31 Mar 2010
Writing a CV can be difficult for a contractor or freelancer. While conventional employees can simply provide details of their previous employment, with each position explaining why it qualifies them for the new role, freelancers and contractors must focus more on skills and qualifications.
by Jasper Martens | 26 Mar 2010
The Budget announcement was clearly the main focus this week for the UK. Darling actually had some good news for small businesses by giving them some tax relief. Of course there were other interesting websites and news items as well. Check our top 5.
by Josh Hall | 25 Mar 2010
Starting a business is an expensive prospect. While many firms are launched on a shoe-string with very limited resources, there are numerous and significant costs associated with a new venture – many of which may not be apparent at the start.
by Jasper Martens | 23 Mar 2010
Having a Personal Assistant sounds posh. Many small businesses don't think about having a PA or VA for their company, simply because it's too expensive. Jasper asked Ebonie Allard from My Girl Friday about the costs and benefits of hiring a Personal Asistant.
by Josh Hall | 23 Mar 2010
Keeping staff morale up is a frequently overlooked aspect of the business owner or manager’s role. The mental well-being and general happiness of your employees are important contributing factors to the general success of your business; unhappy employees are unlikely to be productive employees, and this will have a knock-on effect on your firm’s prospects.
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