Starting your own business is one of the big growth areas in the UK. More people than ever are self-employed, have their own business or run a small company. But where do you start? And what are the key early things to have in place for your new undertaking?
Decide on your business concept
Deciding you want to start a business is one thing – next you need to know what kind of business you want to start. Will you be offering products or services? Will be a…Continue
For some of us, work is a four letter word — a way of paying bills that’s often a bit of a drag.
But the way we work is changing to suit 21st century workers and incorporate technological advances.
And far from making work even more mind-numbing, these transformations might make it much more enjoyable.
If you’re ready for work to be wonderful, here are three ways businesses are changing for the better.
Britain’s NHS celebrates its 70th birthday this year and it’s still the envy of many nations.
But like any institution funded by the public, it’s had to adapt over the years. In England in particular, some services have been privatised completely, while throughout the UK, government cuts mean others are outsourced or wound down.
So although most health care is free at the point of delivery for UK citizens, you’ll find a mix of private and public sector enterprises in…Continue
If you want your business to become the go-to brand for local customers, capture passing trade and expand its operational footprint, combining online and offline tactics is essential.
Focus solely on offline strategies and you’ll miss the opportunities digital offers to connect with online customers when they need your services most — but ignore real world networking opportunities and you’ll never have valuable face to face interactions that build trust.
So it’s best to adopt a…Continue