Thank you to everyone who has helped to support and shape things along the way. You can't buy an atmosphere, other people create the good vibes if you steer things how best you'd like them to be.
If you’re new to the business world or just haven’t been to many networking events before, it can all seem a bit daunting to attend your first networking group session. For a lot of people, approaching people to talk about business can see really scary at first and it can be tempting to stand in the corner waiting for people to talk to you. However, networking sessions are a really valuable tool for new businesses, so getting the most out of your first session and being able to fight off those nerves is really important. We’ve got a few tips to help you out and make sure you leave your networking session feeling like you’ve taken something great from it.
By Paul Elliot Smith
In recent times there have been significant changes in how business is carried out, and how relationships are forged.
Social media has made the world more transparent, giving the consumer more 'power' and 'control' over the information they receive, and how they are choosing to use it.
By Matt Portt
It was recently announced by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) that the estimate of small employers yet to stage for Auto-enrolment has increased by 500,000 to 1.8m. Every well respected pensions or payroll professional that I have spoken to in the last six months foresees a likely Armageddon (This is genuinely the most commonly used word) of adviser capacity, therefore in my opinion the time to act is now.
By Adam Townley, Townley Insurance Brokers
I am regularly approached by start-up businesses who wonder what insurance they actually need. I thought it worthwhile forming the basics into a blog post.
By Jo Middleton
Being self-employed is a double edged sword for me. On the one hand I love the flexibility it gives me; I can be around for school plays, sick days and to ferry in the inevitable forgotten PE kits, and it’s brilliant not to have to be forever letting Belle down because I can’t get time off work.
By Jo Middleton
According to my daughter I have a satellite delay when I’m working at home. Conversations go something like this:
“Mummy, blah blah blah…”
(I know she uses words here but they don’t reach my ears.)
Six second pause before I reply.
It’s not cool.