Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 9, 2018
One way to grow your business is to sell your product or service to the rest of the world. Another is to relocate or open subsequent offices elsewhere but wouldn’t that just be a load of red tape and a very big headache? There will inevitably be a whole host of things to think about, but you might be surprised at just how keen some countries are to have your business.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 6, 2018
If you don’t know what a chatbot is then don’t worry, you’re not alone. In simple terms, it’s an online tool that can be programmed to interact like a human being. It’s really rather like an Amazon Alexa or Siri but rather than being programmed for general use it’s designed (or programmed) to address a particular online business application.
Posted by Mark Boulter on April 4, 2018
Starting a business inevitably means juggling several things at once. Quite often one person will have many hats – project manager, sales person and HR manager to name but a few and – particularly in the first few years. With that in mind, we’ve listed five of the more common HR mistakes made by SME’s and give some tips on how you can avoid them.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 2, 2018
More pointers to help you comply by 25 May General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. In an increasingly digital world, the new regulations are being introduced to better protect our personal data. If your business holds the data of staff, customers, suppliers and other business contacts, then you’ll
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 23, 2018
According to recent press commentary, Ken Dodd married his long-time partner, Anne Jones, just two days before he died. With an estate estimated to be £7m, the executors were facing an Inheritance Tax bill of over £2m, but tying the knot means that assets transferred to Anne can now be made tax-free.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 21, 2018
Apprenticeships have been in the news recently and their popularity as an alternative to university seems to be growing. It was National Apprenticeship Week from the 5 – 9 March and there were activities taking place across the country. I think it’s often thought that apprenticeships are just for big businesses. But, Government numbers suggest that in 2017 more than a quarter of a million workplaces in England took on an apprentice.
Posted by Ben Locker on March 19, 2018
I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who are hopeless at doing admin. Even the thought of dealing with red tape sends me into a bout of procrastination. I’d rather do almost anything else from cleaning the car to polishing the silver or learning dead languages.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 16, 2018
For a business to be successful, having a diverse team of people who can work together is important. Managing that team well is even more important. So, what are the different management styles?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 13, 2018
It was always going to be the Spring Statement that wasn’t really much of a statement. Last year, we had two Budgets: one in March, the next in November. The traditional Autumn Statement was replaced by the annual Budget and we now have a Spring Statement instead.
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on March 12, 2018
Some more pointers to help with the May deadline General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018, to better protect our personal data. If your business holds the personal data of staff, customers, suppliers and other business contacts, you’ll be affected. Hopefully, you saw our GDPR – part 1 blog.