A SWOT analysis looks at your strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats your business faces.
Financing is a priority for almost every community organisation. The more money you can raise, the more you can achieve - but competition is fierce for the limited amounts of funding that are available.
Personal development plans (PDPs) provide a powerful, flexible way to link employees’ professional and personal development with the development of your business.
Marketing is about much more than simply promoting your offer. It helps you understand your business environment, identify the most promising opportunities and exploit them.
Successful companies use board meetings to create and improve key business strategies. A similar approach can benefit smaller businesses and strategy meetings in general.
Your business plan should be the roadmap for how you run your business - and it’s vital if you want to attract finance. Follow our tips to create your plan.
An effective treasurer is a vital part of running a community organisation. But taking on the role is a significant responsibility, with even the smallest organisations facing financial red tape and tax regulations.
Running your business involves taking hundreds of actions every day, whether negotiating a sale, recruiting a new employee or complaining to a supplier. Much of the working day is spent reacting to circumstances, making minor decisions that have a limited, short-term impact.
ISO 9000 is a set of international standards designed to help businesses meet the needs of customers while meeting regulatory and statutory requirements. Many companies see the introduction of a quality management system as a major step forward in controlling and improving their key processes. Other companies simply react to customer demand which assumes they already have suitable systems in place - regardless of whether or not that’s the case.
The board of directors has an essential role in company governance and setting the strategic direction of the business. The right board of directors brings your company specialist knowledge and expertise in key business areas, such as management, finance or technology.