In terms of your ability to borrow money, a poor credit rating can be a severe hindrance. Here are some steps to improve your rating.
Trading conditions have been tough for Aga Rangemaster but the company has positioned itself to cook up a storm in the kitchen market now consumer interest is starting to bite again.
On 31 January 2014, The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings Regulations 2014 come into force. Despite earlier publicity suggesting that there would be significant changes to the TUPE regime, the amendments provided for in the Regulations are relatively minor in nature.
Businesses are calling on the government to back British suppliers and support the manufacturing sector.
Many a business owner, myself included over the years, bemoans the lack of accountability of their staff. We all know from the text books that the companies which buy into shared accountability are more productive, more successful.
Come January each year, I set myself goals to do ‘this’ and cut down on ‘that’, whilst the gym is bursting at the seams with like-minded people also trying to reverse the damage. Come February, only the robust remain and the stark realisation that short-term fixes are no replacement for planning and discipline return to haunt me again.
Losing money unnecessarily is just not an option and yet millions of businesses worldwide could be losing thousands when making and receiving international payments. Whether your paying overseas suppliers or transferring funds between offices, it’s important to maximize the value on each currency payment.
Lord Livingston, the new minister for trade and investment, will write to all of the UK's 8,900 mid-sized businesses by this summer inviting them to get exporting help from UKTI.
Innovation-led businesses in the UK are opening the door to supply chain collaboration in the past year and are seeking to do more in 2014, but it is important that intellectual property (IP) rights are not overlooked in the process.
Britain’s creative industries have finally taken centre stage in 2014 with figures released last week from the Department for Media, Culture & Sport (DMCS) highlighting the major contribution they make to the UK economy – a staggering £8 million per hour.
Serial entrepreneur Darren Fell says that venture capital funding can disrupt growing businesses.