Good Work Plan: Employer Overview

by Michael in Small Business Guidance | posted:

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Following Brexit, the government have stated that they will not only maintain UK workers rights but enhance them. The Good Work Plan devised by Matthew Taylor, the chief executive for the royal society of arts and previous policy adviser to Tony Blair. After a two year long review, the results are here. What does the […]

Hotels – Recharge Your Floorcare!

by Michael in Small Business Guidance | posted:

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The hotel industry is one of the most important and profitable sectors in the United Kingdom. Just last year, the industry generated a turnover of 19.4 billion British pounds. What makes a good hotel is customer satisfaction, yielding repeat visits and 5* reviews. After all, no one wants to have a bad stay. Did you […]

Music License Regulations

by Michael in Small Business Guidance | posted:

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Small businesses go through a ridiculous amount of red tape. The majority makes sense, you can understand why employee safety should be a priority. On the other hand, dubious parking charges may as well take a long walk off a short pier.   Take for instance the following scenario.   You’re cutting hair. You’re looking […]

Top 10: Express yourself with a logo mat

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Considering a logo mat for your business? Before you go thinking they’re just for show and a useless expense, take a look at the following ten examples. You might just change your mind!   Skip scrolling, click to find one! Functional: No Smoking Nifty: Make A Pattern Stylish: Feature Compass Eye-Opening – Colourful Exchange Educational […]

How SMEs Can Demonstrate Social Value

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In a recent declaration by Lancashire city council, they have opened the floodgates for small businesses in the region. Allowing them the opportunity to bid for contracts to supply food to the committee and its schools. On one condition.   Bidders will have to demonstrate their “social value”. This isn’t just some thrown-together buzzword to […]

Three Key Tips for Restaurant startups

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  The presumption that a startup becomes a kitchen nightmare is just smoke and mirrors. Did you know that in 2016, the UK restaurant industry generated a turnover of approximately 34.9 billion British pounds? Now, you’ve worked for years, took out the capital and are ready to pursue your passion in the restaurant business. Maybe […]

Credit Apathy for UK SME

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Research from the British Chambers of Commerce suggested that over half of UK businesses have not attempted to apply for finance over the past year. With the bulk of companies interviewed looking to invest in critical areas such as IT and data securities, staff training and marketing and advertising. What’s the reason to hesitate when […]

Sorry, I don’t take cash.

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  When was the last time you paid for something with your card?   Card and contactless have ended up overtaking notes and coins as the principal payment method for purchases. That’s everything from fuel, shopping and trips to the pub.   Although, It’s unlikely your local car-boot sale or farmers market has access to […]

Should Businesses Do More To Be Green?

by Laurence in Small Business Guidance | posted:

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When it comes to recycling in the workplace the statistics are mostly positive, with our most recent survey revealing that overall as many as 72% of people recycle items at work. This figure is propped up by the older generation, and pulled down by the younger generation. In the 18-24 age bracket, only 68% are […]