UK ‘No Deal’ Brexit Planning Checklist

A law stopping the UK from crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’ has been given Royal Assent. However, considering the level of chaos and uncertainty surround Brexit we still would like to share our UK ‘No Deal’ Brexit Planning Checklist as the information it contains may still be useful. Businesses that buy and...

The power of saying “no”

It’s important to be able to say “no” at work without making enemies. It’s a simple word, but one that far too many of us have trouble saying. Perhaps it is because you’ve become successful by saying yes to every business opportunity, every request that has come your way, in order to grow your business...

Dispute resolution through arbitration

Arbitration is the process of bringing a business dispute before a neutral third party in order to resolve the situation. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), used in place of litigation in the hope of settling a dispute without the time and expense of going to court.  The process begins when two...

Return on Marketing Investment

Calculating return on investment (ROI) on marketing activity has been a longstanding challenge for businesses. Return on marketing investment is a metric used to measure the overall effectiveness of a firm’s marketing strategy in order to help the management team to make better decisions around future marketing investments. Marketing activity adds value to different business...

Building Trust as a Manager

In order to manage an effective team of people you need to succeed in building trust as a manager. If employees don’t have trust in their company and their managers, they can become disengaged. This can lead to high rates of staff turnover and those who stay are likely to be de-motivated. Building trust as...

What to do when a key team member leaves

  People move jobs more frequently these days. Here’s what to do when a key team member decides to move on. As talented employees grow and develop in their careers, it is inevitable that some will decide to branch out and move to another firm. Be supportive Congratulate them on their new opportunity. Thank them...

5G Networks

5G is the fifth generation of mobile phone and data networks. The rollout has already started – here’s what you need to know. Today’s mobile phone and mobile data networks tend to use 4G and in some cases, 3G infrastructure. The latest 5G network is designed to work as a “network of networks” in that...

Managing employees who have a side hustle

25% of employees in the UK are running at least one business project alongside their day job. Also know as a side hustle.  A side hustle is defined as a secondary business or job that brings in, or has potential to bring in, extra income. It is particularly popular among millennials, who tend to start...

Creating an employer brand

The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common – a great employer brand. All businesses have an employer brand – it’s what your employees, customers, suppliers, peers and potential employees say about your business. A strong employer brand can help your business to compete for the best talent and can...

Scale up your business

How do you scale up your business and take it to a new level? A scale-up business is any firm that is looking to grow in terms of: market access revenues number of employees adding value by identifying and realising new opportunities. Scale-up businesses are the engine of growth for the UK economy, creating wealth,...