Buying a franchise is a huge step and one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Here, head of recruitment at Auditel, Fiona Steels, offers her top tips for those considering any franchise opportunity.
If you ever want to get your business book out there, you must brace yourself and commit to seeing it through, or it's likely that youll clear out your desk in ten years and find that stack of notes that never amounted to anything. more»
Psychometric testing has become a multi-million pound business, but it isnt right for every small firm. Business Advice HR expert Margaret Keane looks at the pros and cons of the recruitment tool. more»
Recent research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses revealed that worries about the cost of training is putting small business owners off investing in their staff. But training doesnt have to cost the earth. more»
When the headteacher of a small London school came out and said aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders would be better off? if they started their journey in the US his thoughts resonated with me, especially when I found out he was leading my old school. more»
The UK's productivity continues to be dwarfed by international competitors, and the government doesnt know what to do about it. But there's one important explanation that is missing from the debate. more»
Britain's small businesses are increasingly positive about recruiting former servicemen and reservists, with the number of firms seeing the benefits in hiring workers with service experience increasing over the last three years. more»