Sales

Taking Control of Business Growth

The first thing to say is that for most small businesses, business growth is a very realistic option. My logic for this bold statement is based on observation and common sense. Firstly, most small businesses only have a tiny share of the market they serve – howsoever they choose to define their market. Secondly, and […]

Will my firm benefit from an apprentice?

Many of our clients ask, how will my firm benefit from an apprentice? The Government has promised 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020, funded by the recently introduced apprenticeship levy. Employers today are waking up to the benefits of apprenticeships. This can either be employing a new member of staff as an apprentice or encouraging […]

How to profit from profitability

Sounds odd, doesn’t it? But it’s amazing that business owners sometimes do not know what profit is. And how crucial is that in attaining your Business Plan objectives? Much has been written on the subject, but they tend to plunge into technical accounting terms all too quickly. We hope to clarify more within this blog. […]

Family Success Planning: Win the Generation Game

There’s a lot of twaddle talked about the rise and fall of family businesses and family succession planning, like: ‘Family-owned businesses are a small part the UK economy’.Actually they account for almost 95% of businesses in this country. So family succession planning is vital. Family businesses ‘go from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.’(The first […]