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1404, 2020

How to support your staff during the COVID-19 crisis

April 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to support your staff during the COVID-19 crisis The current situation with COVID-19 is one unlike anything we’ve seen before. The country is at a standstill and everyone is in a strange state of flux. It has been a shock to the system for many UK businesses who have had to adjust to a new way of working (if they can still work at all). Offices up and down [...]

704, 2020

The financial support available to business owners affected by COVID-19

April 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The financial support available to business owners affected by COVID-19 The spread of COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses everywhere. No matter your industry, size, or location, chances are you’re experiencing the knock-on effects of the virus. Business owners are making difficult decisions regarding their future. Some have been forced to close temporarily as entire industries shut down. Others have moved to operating remotely for the foreseeable future. And some [...]

2403, 2020

How to find your perfect job candidate

March 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to find your perfect job candidate You need your business to run like a well-oiled machine. And for that to work, you need your team to operate as a cohesive unit. If everyone does their job right, things should run smoothly. So when it comes time to bring someone new on board, finding the right candidate is key. After all, hiring new or replacement staff costs a lot of [...]

1703, 2020

Small changes you can make to add more value to your business

March 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Small changes you can make to add more value to your business So, you want your business to grow? It might not be the next Apple, sure, but you want to make an impression and build something for yourself. Maybe it’s only been a couple of months or a couple of decades, but there’s always room to improve. But how do you bring about such change? It’s something easier said [...]

1003, 2020

How you can help improve your staff’s work-life balance

March 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How you can help improve your staff’s work-life balance Work is something in life we can’t avoid. We’re not all lucky enough to enjoy a life of endless money and holidays and have to work for what we want. It’s not much, but it’s honest. Work is hard enough without it piling on the stress, but for some, this is the only life they know. A third of people are [...]

303, 2020

How technology can improve your business

March 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How technology can improve your business Technology is everywhere. It’s how you’re reading this right now. It has become part of our lives and most of us would be lost without our phones, or Siri, or Alexa. These advancements have made life better in every way possible. And the same is true for businesses. Today, businesses are using tech to reach new customers, take them from their competitors, launch new [...]

2502, 2020

Three easy ways to streamline your systems

February 25th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Three easy ways to streamline your systems We’re always looking for ways to reduce our outgoings and give all our processes that slight edge. Overhauling your entire IT system takes time, not to mention a lot of money. Not everyone can afford a team of infallible robots. But, in the meantime, there are things you can do with your existing system that are small but have a huge impact.  Go [...]

1802, 2020

Starting PAYE for new employees

February 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Starting PAYE for new employees We hire employees from all walks of life in our small business. That way, we pack our workforce with views, opinions, and creativity inspired by varied experiences.  But when an employee arrives without a P45, you must get them to complete a starter checklist so you can get the relevant information for them.  Why might an employee not have a P45? There are several reasons [...]

1102, 2020

What you need to know about taxes as a new business owner

February 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

What you need to know about taxes as a new business owner So, you’re new to the world of business and you’ve just had a rude introduction to a world dominated by HMRC. How much of this tax business do you need to know? You might hope we’ll tell you, “you don’t need to know anything as long as you have the help of a great accountant!” But we won’t.  [...]

402, 2020

The cold hard truth of being a nice boss in business

February 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The cold hard truth of being a nice boss in business We don’t know about you guys, but we believe the UK population are - dare we say it - quite nice. As such, something we love to do is mask our true feelings in order to preserve someone else’s.  This inherent empathy we have as Britons has given us the stereotype of being overly polite to outsiders, and it’s [...]

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