Employment law experts have warned business leaders of the challenging optics in the face of the predicted influx of redundancies during 2023, alongside shifting expectations in a changing workforce.
It was Benjamin Franklin who once said “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
The arrival of summer brings with it an invaluable opportunity to rejuvenate our spirits and refocus our energies.
For a founder or seller, the sale of a SME business will be one of their key life events. For a buyer it can be a springboard to a faster growth rate. In recent months buyer and seller expectations have changed in relation to SME transactions.
TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and now Threads… social media provides employees with a million and one ways to bring a company into disrepute: from posing in uniform and bad-mouthing customers on a personal channel to making an ill-judged comment on their official page.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the true backbone of the UK economy. This community of accountants, tailors, corner shops and everything in between make up over 99% of all businesses.
Rates of addiction across the UK have risen sharply over the past year. According to a recent survey commissioned by addiction charity The Forward Trust, 1 in 3 adults had relapsed into addiction during 2022 or knew someone close to them who had.
All directors have responsibilities under the Companies Act 2006, but many lose sight of what is required when they’re in the thick of running a business.
Business owners are being urged to wait and see before signing up to the new social network Threads in case they get tangled up in pursuing a strategy that does nothing to serve their interests.
As the Founder and CEO of a leading media company, Richard Alvin looks at the ways that UK SMEs can really impact their business growth.