A contract is a binding agreement between two or more parties, defining the expectations of each participant. This legally enforceable arrangement should make doing business easier – however underlying issues can lead to disputes. Here are four tips to avoid getting in trouble.
Blockchain is a word most people have heard used, whether in relation to cryptocurrencies or as part of wider discussions around new technology. But what is it? And how is it likely to impact SMEs?
Legal experts Laura Conway and Blair Adams explain why restrictive covenants can help a business protect its assets after a member of staff leaves.
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.