Could franchising be the right career choice for you?
Franchising is becoming an increasingly popular option for people that like the idea of running their own business, but don’t want the risk and overall responsibility that comes with that. Troy Tappenden, MD of Dream Doors, offers some guidance on whether it might be for you. more»
Outsourcing IT: The key to successful early-stage businesses?
The underpinning infrastructure can be a key contributor to whether a micro business sinks or swims. With a long list of responsibilities, it’s easy for support systems such as IT infrastructure to be overlooked by busy entrepreneurs – yet the cost of doing so can be fatal to a startup. more»
Making sick leave a less painful experience
Sick leave can be a trying concern for all employers, but it's particularly felt by small businesses. The government abolished the scheme which repays a percentage of statutory sick pay (SSP) to small businesses last year, so it’s more important than ever to know where you stand. more»