Of course there are dozens of reasons a company slips into decline in the first place and it’s a huge challenge for any owner MD or Chief Exec, although in that very statement we have already touched on a path forward! Continue reading “Options if your Business is in Decline” »
Checking that a Company or Professional Consultant is really Google Adwords Qualified or a Certified Partner
We have recently been looking for an AdWords professional to implement and manage AdWords campaigns for a new website in a competitive market place. As with any supplier or consultant it’s important that we employ a company or individual that is highly experienced and qualified and therefore decided that our first requirement Continue reading “Checking that a Company or Professional Consultant is really Google Adwords Qualified or a Certified Partner” »
I’ll tell you why I thought of writing this as I wonder how many of you have had to deal with the issue of cleanliness or body odour in the work place? I’m sorry to say that I have and it’s difficult to say the least! Continue reading “How does one tackle BO in the work place?” »
Having sold a company with my husband and another one before that, a friend asked me yesterday how one goes about selling a company, where you start and it’s an interesting point. Continue reading “Thinking of selling a company – How?” »
My husband used to be a chef and still likes to do a bit of baking and I recently brought in a lovely Battenberg for our small team which brought this situation to mind. Over the last few years I’ve brought some of my wares into the various offices I’ve managed and they go down a storm. It’s also great given the fact my waistline won’t stand me chomping Continue reading “Office Politics… Bringing Cakes into the Office” »
A great search marketing conference for both SEO beginners and seasoned professionals alike, held at Chelsea Football Club – another bonus if you’re a supporter! Plus, get 15% with our discount code!
This year is a coup for SMX with Google’s Amit Singhal giving the Continue reading “Last chance for SMX London – Search Marketing Expo 15th & 16th May 2012” »
As a generalisation most small business owners take quite a paternalistic approach to their staff.
Working in a small team engenders a family like environment and we try to ensure (within budgetary constraints) that staff remain happy Continue reading “Lack of appreciation for office plants” »
I was generally musing with my other half that in these days of such choice (in most aspects of day to day life) the actual amount of choice itself adds to daily frustrations as well as a certain element of stress. An example of this is general business attire and the choices we have now with regard to the clothes that we can wear for business and work. Continue reading “Business Attire – Oh dear what should I wear for work?” »
We think Compare the Market’s award winning ‘Compare the Meerkat’ advertising and marketing campaigns are just fantastic and we’d like to thank them for keeping us entertained particularly as we have a Sergei lookie-likey here in the office. It’s provided us with quite a bit of entertainment and mickey taking! Continue reading “What a great marketing campaign!” »
With high recruitment agency fees of at least 20% of annual salary, looking for alternative methods of recruiting is a high priority for a lot of small businesses. We thought that we would summarise a few ideas that have recently helped our limited budget start up businesses to recruit some great staff Continue reading “8 tips for reducing recruitment costs for cash strapped small businesses” »
Importantly this is our view of the budget and a summary of the main areas affecting small businesses. We welcome your comments, opinions and discussion. Please ensure that you confer with your tax advisor and accountant and we recommend that you speak with your accountant to ensure that you plan effectively Continue reading “Summary of the main changes of the March 2012 Budget for small businesses” »