Many bosses have faced disputes which have arisen because employment contracts were either not issued, or were poorly drafted. But it is possible to avoid such scenarios by ensuring all employees are handed appropriate and robust contracts in the first place.
A corporate and startup partnership can have huge benefits for both sides, as Real Business found out when it sat down with FTSE 100 firm Sage and fintech company GoCardless.
There could be some very awkward conversations businesses are putting off because the supply chain is keen on getting certainty around Brexit. But this is something owners just aren’t able to give.
Personally, and professionally it’s all about growth. But there is such a thing as growing yourself out of business, so get these strategies in place before that happens.
Brexit creates significant political, economic, legislative and market uncertainty. However, the need for assurance is essential to long-term commercial contracts.
For those looking to implement GDPR ahead of time, here’s a quick round up of the steps you should be looking to take.
John O’Connell, Scale Up Group chairman and founder of the Enterprise Awards, asks five well-known entrepreneurs about their biggest mistakes in business.
For a lot of companies, one of the key things when signing long-term contracts is flexibility – especially for small businesses, where it might be difficult to predict what the future will bring.
Most businesses, regardless of size, want flexibility. In fact, SMEs are known for agility – there are fewer people calling the shots, there are often no clunky legacy systems in place, and they can adapt with the market as it changes.
Following the news that Agent Provocateur went into administration, with an immediate “pre-pack” sale of the business and assets to a buyer backed by Mike Ashley, it has emerged that unsecured creditors are likely to receive 2.9 pence for every pound they are owed.
After a lengthy recruitment process, you’ve hired the candidate you thought fit best. But you can’t always tell whether you made the right choice until they actually start the job, which is why probationary periods can be a boss’ best friend.
More than four-fifths of businesses surveyed reported that broadband deals are fundamental to operations, so it is encouraging that 82 per cent of business owners claim they are well-catered for by the communications market.