Should you open a retail outlet for your company

Opening a retail outlet is a significant undertaking and the first question that a business owner should ask is, what am I hoping to get out of it This is fundamental because there may actually be other, and better, ways to achieve goals.

5 famous businesses that bizarrely hired celebrities

The following A-List faces are immediately recognisable for their work in music, films, technology and in some cases trying to change the world, but we can't help but wonder what the recruitment process – and salary negotiations – these global companies must have faced to fill these senior executive positions.

HMRC stepping up tax pressure on SMEs

In October 2014 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced a rise in the ‘tax gap’ – the difference between the amount of tax HMRC actually collects and the amount that it estimates is due. HMRC blamed the rise on a combination of criminal fraud and mistakes on tax returns.