While the festive period represents a huge business opportunity, there are numerous problems that could rear their heads in the run up to the 25th of December and into early January. Here’s some fundamentals you need to think about to make sure your days are merry and bright.
I’ll admit that it’s not often that I rub shoulders with the likes of Robert Peston, but that’s what I’ll be doing today at Practice 2015 – the latest event from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) – where we will both be speaking. While the erstwhile BBC Business Editor […]
If not, it is time to invest in a good financial management system. Most companies, while setting up their e-commerce business spend a lot of money and resources to develop stylish web-shops by integrating best of breed ecommerce platforms with the latest technology. Whilst the look and feel of your web store is important, it […]
Do you remember the days when your business relied entirely on spreadsheets and paper-based reports? I’ll always have a place inmy heart for spreadsheets, but there comes a time when they just can’t get the job done. For the managers of many growing businesses, that time is long past. If you’re already using cloud software, […]
Andy Rickeard gives you tips on how to get the best support for your business – and to win On-Site Support worth £1500 If you’re anything like me, when things go wrong or if you’re not sure of the steps to take to get the result you need, Google is usually the first port of call. […]
Soply is a new platform where brands and agencies can source custom visual content for their marketing activities. The company was set up earlier this year by founder and CEO Linisha Palm. She is speaking at Web Summit next week in Dublin, and we had a chance to catch up with her before this event. […]
At Sage we don’t believe in standing still. We listen carefully to our customers, so that we can understand their particular problems and pain points, and continuously develop our software to meet these challenges. One of the biggest problems facing our small business customers is the difficulty of making business payments. Paying people used to […]
Do you want to know how to conduct an interview? Below are 6 tips that could benefit your future. Several years ago I worked as a journalist, and part of my job involved interviewing business people, politicians and local celebrities for newspapers, magazines and a radio station. During my time as a journalist, I learnt […]
There’s a lot of talk these days about the skills gap facing the UK and how there is a digital divide in businesses. In fact, according to a survey of top UK finance chiefs, it’s the second biggest worry after depressed oil prices. But it’s not just the big enterprises that should be worried about […]
Yesterday morning, as part of Startup Britain, we visited 10 Downing Street to meet Prime Minister David Cameron.