Whether you are forming your first business or adding to an existing one, it pays to set it up correctly. Choosing the wrong business structure exposes you to unnecessary costs and risks.
Most businesses experience some problems getting paid on time by their customers. Good credit control helps to prevent this becoming a serious problem.
Late payments create cash flow problems and can increase the risk that you will not be paid at all.
The company secretary acts as the chief administrative officer of the company, and shares various responsibilities with the directors under the Companies Act.
Successful community organisations across the country deliver important services to their communities year-round. Being involved in contributing to your community can be a very rewarding experience.
Company directors are responsible for the management of their companies. They must act in a way most likely to promote the success of the business and benefit its shareholders.
Exporting can boost your turnover and reduce your dependence on UK-based customers. But moving into export is a big step - it’s important you consider whether your business is ready for the challenge.
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.
Good advisers can make a huge difference to a business. From the start, they can ensure that a new business is set up the right way, with effective financial systems, the right contracts and an understanding of the key legal issues.
Choosing the right premises is a major decision for many businesses. The right location can be critical for attracting customers and employees, while the premises themselves can significantly influence productivity.