Productivity is all about efficiency -- doing more, faster and with less. And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on three segments of your life: time, space and mindset
When people think of research and development (R&D), they often picture large corporations or specialist science, tech or pharmaceutical companies. This explains why, despite the Government’s efforts to encourage innovation in UK industry through the introduction of R&D tax credits, only one in five (19%) of businesses that can be classed as being ‘innovation active’ have ever claimed money back for their time developing new products or processes This could be due to the complicated nature of processing the claims, as many business owners may not understand what qualifies as R&D or how to go about making a claim. To help companies to better understand the confusing world of R&D tax credits, industry expert Nigel Urquhart, Technical Analyst at MPA Group, has outlined four things businesses could be doing to qualify for R&D tax credits – simply by continuing the work you’re already doing.
Nearly every manager of a small business knows that it can feel overwhelming at times, simply because nearly all responsibility falls on their shoulders. Whether you use a virtual office, a rented serviced office, or have your own premises, Managers of small businesses are expected to wear many hats every day due to the constant stream of tasks and actions. A recent study by the Bank of America stated that many small business owners claim their business causes them twice as much stress as maintaining a healthy relationship with a partner, managing their personal finances and raising their children.
Business names are more important than ever in the digital age, so anyone starting up a new business needs to think carefully about what to call it. Your name is your brand, which will feature strongly in your web presence and be one of the factors which helps to attract potential customers.
In this article we share some business ideas which require very little, if any, start-up costs for would be entrepreneurs on a budget. Remember you don’t necessarily have to have an original idea. Many of the most successful small businesses are those that focus on the sheer demand for a tried and tested service