Whether you are importing or exporting, there are important VAT and duty rules and procedures. These depend on whether you are dealing with a customer or supplier in another European Union (EU) country, or with the rest of the world.
Not sure how to support your employees’ development with regular performance reviews? Our checklist tells you how to carry out an appraisal.
Good communication is key if you want to help your staff feel fulfilled and do the best job possible. Read our list of points to consider.
Effective purchasing helps you control costs and can significantly improve margins and profits. Your purchasing choices also have an impact on the quality of your own products or services and on your cash flow.
Time management means proactively dividing your time between the different tasks you need to complete, so that you're able to work productively, without distractions. Managing your time well means you can effectively and efficiently meet your goals, even under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.
Poor communication is one of the most common criticisms employees have about the businesses they work for. Employees complain that they are given poor instructions and often feel uninformed and even ignored.
Hayley Limpkin is the founder and co-owner of the Razzamataz Theatre School in Medway, Kent. Recently, it won the Lifestyle Franchisee Award at the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchise Awards 2018, as well as the People’s Choice Franchisee of the Year award, which recognises the best franchisee from all the award winners on the night, as voted for by attendees. So, why has Hayley and her team been so successful?
It can be hard to scale your small business without external investment, advice and the right contacts – which can all come from an angel investor.
Sabrina Palme and Andre Quintanilha of Gartenzwerg retrace their start-up steps and lift the lid of developing an app-based business
With offices in London and Hampshire, Plus HR provides HR consultancy and outsourced HR services to businesses great and small. Elaine Howell is its HR manager and here she explains why your business should have a social media policy and how to create one.