News image
BLOG

Christmas cheer

Another year over, eh? How did that happen? Seems like only yesterday we were enduring one of the wettest summers on record. Hopefully, it was a great year for you and your business (despite the weather).

Date: 21 December 2012   By: Mark Williams

News image
BLOG

How to set up your business on a tight budget

Setting up a business in the current financial climate can be a challenge, particularly for those with minimal funds. However, the recession has opened doors for many entrepreneurs looking to take advantage of gaps in the market to try and offer something different, while competitors flounder. Here ...

Date: 17 December 2012   By: Guest contributor

News image
BLOG

Eight tips on attracting investment for your business

Having your own business is difficult but going through the investment route makes things a lot more difficult. Here are my eight tips for getting investment into a business.

Date: 13 December 2012   By: Warren Knight

News image
BLOG

Aged 50-plus? That's no reason not to start your own business

The economic downturn has been tough on most households, with the rising cost of living not being matched by a similar increase in earnings and many people facing redundancy as businesses look to cut costs.

Date: 12 December 2012   By: Jordan Peck

News image
BLOG

How Lean is your business?

If there’s one thing the Japanese know a lot about, it’s effective car production. And that’s where the term “Lean” comes from. It all began at Toyota, when the car manufacturer found a new, more efficient method of producing cars. The principles learned at Toyota became kno...

Date: 10 December 2012   By: Laurence McCahill

News image
BLOG

University challenge

Research published by StartUp Britain, carried out during its recent tour of Britain’s universities and further education colleges, suggests 63% of students “are now looking to start a business”. More freedom (29%) and wanting to “be their own boss” (29%) are the key reasons...

Date: 7 December 2012   By: Mark Williams

News image
BLOG

Could crowdfunding help your business?

As the retail sector suffers ever more and empty shops on the high street become another pop-up project, we may at least take some comfort from the crowdfunding phenomenon that is spreading like wildfire.

Date: 6 December 2012   By: Chris Buckingham

News image
BLOG

Five tips that can make you a better negotiator

While many people like to think of themselves as good negotiators, many do not understand some of the simple rules, which can quickly label you as inexperienced, which of course is not a position you wish to be in, especially when pitting yourself against a skilled and seasoned negotiator. By steeri...

Date: 5 December 2012   By: Jo Greig