An intranet provides a private website that can usually only by accessed by people within your business. It can provide better access to information, help to co-ordinate people and resources, improve customer service and reduce your costs.
Most employees spend less than half their time at work being genuinely productive. For the business owner, this is frustrating and expensive.
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.
As the owner-manager of a small or medium enterprise, your own financial affairs are likely to be closely entwined with the way you run your business.
Identifying a business that you want to buy is only a first step. Approaching the purchase in the right way is key to making the most of the opportunity and avoiding potential pitfalls. Careful checking and skilful negotiation are essential
Thorough research is essential before you start exporting. Research helps you identify the best opportunities, understand how to sell into new markets and avoid costly mistakes.
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.
The right approach to developing a new product (or service) helps reduce the risks involved in turning your idea into reality. Planning and teamwork are critical.
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.
A helpful checklist on drawing up your business budget, including what to put in it and who to involve in the process.