Hiring the right people can make or break a small company, but in a small team, a person’s attitude, approach and natural strengths can be as, if not more, important than their CV. Nowhere is this more apparent than when interviewing applicants who are just entering the job market.
Business Tips & Advice
For many start-ups trying to save money, DIY accounting can be a financial necessity. But get it wrong, and you could find yourself in serious trouble. Here are five of the most common mistakes that small businesses must avoid.
Great, workable, lucrative business ideas are like gold dust - but the most successful entrepreneurs follow a straightforward formula to make their millions, according to this infographic from Funders and Founders.
When work pressures start getting to you, the temptation can be to just get your head down and keep battling on - but this can actually make things worse. This infographic by Hiscox outlines some simple suggestions for combating stress in the workplace.
We’ve all been there. You spent weeks – maybe months – poring over your plans plotting where you’d be in one, two, five years’ time… only to chuck it in a drawer and forget all about it. But, when used to keep you focussed on your goals and aware of changes in the market, a clear, up-to-date plan can be a key weapon in your entrepreneurial arsenal.
If you spend your days dreaming about jacking in the job and going it alone, chances are that the biggest thing keeping you back is the lack of a business plan you really believe in. Here, we guide you through a three step approach to finding that all-important idea, as outlined by Chris Garden and Catherine Blackburn, authors of Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Ditch the Day Job and Start Your Own Company.
Could your IT network withstand an alien invasion? This great infographic from Robert Half Technology sums up the biggest cybersecurity threats facing businesses today!
To the uninitiated entrepreneur, navigating the challenges and weathering the storms that come with growing a business can feel overwhelming, even impossible. To help you keep afloat, here are five essential tips from wireless business success story, Paul Greene.
Every new technological fad describes itself as “revolutionising your business” but few are as deserving of the term as cloud computing. To help you get the most out of the cloud, here are our top five tips for SMEs.