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Growing your business

“If you’re standing still then you’re falling behind” – We give some advice on how to keep your business moving in the right direction. Continue reading

Royal Mail workers strike and strike and strike again!

Yet again the Communication Workers Union (CWU) threaten further postal strike action. Anyone else tired of this yet?! Continue reading

Are redundancies always necessary?

With the current economic downturn many companies are worried about the effect this is having or going to have on their business. Redundancy is becoming alarmingly more common-place, unfortunately in some cases, redundancy is necessary but should only be resorted to as a last resort. But they are not necessary in all (or even most) cases … Continue reading

Royal Mail Madness!

Almost the entire Royal Mail workforce walking out on a job crucial to small businesses and the public alike! What would happen if the Ambulance or Police Service decided to do this as well?! Continue reading

Have you considered the benefits of becoming a Sole-Trader?

There are many benefits to becoming a Sole-trader and with the current economic climate the barriers to entry are becoming less and less. Continue reading

Employment Regulation Freeze

Thank goodness the Labour government have finally done something right! The good news for small businesses is that UK/EU employment regulation is to be put on hold for 2009. If implemented this would have allowed employees time off for training and civic duties such as local council involvement, PTA, etc. As this is potentially detrimental … Continue reading

Royal Mail’s Royal Screw-up

With the significant impact the Royal Mail strikes are having on small businesses (and will continue to have!) the question has to be asked – why isn’t more being done? Continue reading