As a company owner, the last thing you want to have is a security breach. Being confidential data leaked to your competitor, stolen employee information, or a thief in the office. That can happen sooner than you think, even if you only run a small business. Because you have less processes in place… Read more
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Do you know Britain’s oldest companies?
The Telegraph had an interesting story a couple of weeks ago about Britain’s oldest companies. The main piece of news was the impending disappearance of the oldest registered company still in existence, Marine & General Mutual, as Scottish Friendly takes over the business. The takeover will double Scottish Friendly’s funds under management. Two fascinating facts… Read more
Are you eligible to make an accident at work claim?
One of my worst nightmares is to have an accident at work. I don’t know why, but I always imagine some kind of heavy machinery cutting off a finger or a builder falling off a scaffold, yet work accidents are generally not that bad, but happen more than you think. For example once, I had severe… Read more
How Your Small Business Can Punch Above Its Weight
The internet has given customers the power and they aren’t going to buy your product or services because you’re the only option anymore. They are going to want to buy from the best and this often means they stray towards big-names they feel they can trust. Here are a few ways you can make your… Read more
How to Ensure Your Business Start up Is One of the 20% that Don’t Fail
It might be a sad fact about today’s world and the economic pressures many businesses face on a daily basis, but Forbes has reported that a shocking 80% of all new business start ups fail in their first year. Obviously, if you’re starting out in the world of businesses and you have the… Read more
Scotland is so much more than Braveheart!
Think of Scotland and you think of… what, exactly? Braveheart, the 1995 Hollywood Oscar-winning Mel Gibson film that’s about as far removed from actual Scottish history as it’s possible to get? Maybe it’s tartan you’d be thinking of, or clans, mist-covered mountains and mysterious glens, castles, the Edinburgh Festival, Robert Burns and Auld Lang Syne,… Read more
Southwest Airlines: What Makes It Stand Out From The Crowd!
Southwest Airlines has a very loyal following because it is truly unique.The management at Southwest has managed to create an airline where the people are friendlier, the flights are more enjoyable, the fares are cheaper and no one gets nickel and dimed. You would think that lower fares would lead to a worse in-flight… Read more
No One Likes Rejection: Five Ways to Prevent Your Trademark Application from Getting Rejected
One study confirms that up to 80 percent of all trademark applications submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are rejected initially, according to JD Supra. Before you submit your next trademark application, there are several points you should consider in order to effectively prevent it from joining this growing pile of rejected forms…. Read more
Small business operating tips
I have owned a small business for about six years, and have also worked freelance for the past six years. While both sides have their pros and cons, operating a small business was by far the hardest. When working freelance, you just need to bill your customer, report said revenue to HMRC, minus a few… Read more