Limited liability companies are such a fact of life, both in the UK and around the world, that one does not often stop to think about why that is, and whether it is unarguably a good thing. This may sound slightly heretical but recently I have been doing just that. For me it has [...]
Or, more importantly, what can I do to make you love my business?
It’s that time of year when love is in the air, cupid is sharpening his arrows, and Rose prices are hiked up beyond recognition in readiness for St Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, we will all be declaring our love and affection to [...]
My New Year’s Resolutions (like a lot of people), include the getting slimmer, through the eating less and exercising more method.
I am sad to say that even though it’s only the 7th January my New Year’s Resolution is already on rocky ground!
I could blame this on my neighbours for inviting me [...]
Many businesses participate in networking events as a way of gaining new contacts and leads to potential work. Word of mouth is often the best way of gaining new work and this relies on your circle of contacts passing on your details or recommending you to potential customers. Maintaining contact and broadening your contacts [...]
At a recent conference Vince Cable announced £60m in extra funding would be pumped into the economy via Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFIs), intended for small businesses and social enterprises.
It was hailed as a small victory for the community finance sector, and a textbook example of collaboration between government departments and community finance [...]
I, the person who never updates her Sat Nav, have so many times found myself, being directed the wrong way up a one way street, being told to take the second exit at the roundabout – when the roundabout was removed several years ago or simply being told I am in the middle of [...]
The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) provides funded support to manufacturing SMEs based in England, helping them to improve and grow.
The definition of SME is used by MAS for companies with: • Less than 250 employees • An annual turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet less than €43m • Not part [...]
My brother-in-law died of pancreatic cancer on Thursday 29th March. He was 68 and up to the point where he started to feel ill (which was only a few months ago) he was one of the healthiest, fittest people I knew.
Two days ago I received a call from a work colleague, [...]
In part one of the blog that was published last week, I gave a bit of guidance for new business with regards to Business Structure and Liability. Following on from this I felt it may be useful for those businesses if I was to offer further guidance on Finance/ Tax and Intelectual Property. My [...]
I was recently driving back from a weekend in the North East of England in snow, rain and wind only a few days prior I had been enjoying glorious sunshine and warmer temperatures, yes, that was in the UK in February…….
So one day the news is all about the drought in the [...]