Red6 months ago

I know there are firms that specialise in certain areas like business and family, but what characteristics do you look for in a reliable solicitor?

MechExp5 months ago

UKSBD said: ↑ There is a new forum which is no longer private. http://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/website-reviews-testing.74/Click to expand... As a free member with over 100 posts, I can see the thread titles in that forum, but when I click on any of them I get the following error " UK Business Forums - Error You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action."  

Gary19964 months ago

To coincide with the opening of this years Business Show in Olympia (see here), we are launching our new regular breakfast networking group at 8am on November 17th in Belushi's on Hammersmith Broadway, just 10 minutes walk (or 4 bus stops) from Olympia. Join us at this new and exciting breakfast networking group every second Thursday and enjoy the opportunity to start your day meeting new and exciting fellow entrepreneurs all of whom could be your next client, supplier, partner or friend! In the heart of Hammersmith, a few yards from both tube stations, it brings local business owners, the self employed, entrepreneurs, trades and service/product supplies together and is the latest in our growing series of regular, relaxed networking events. Agenda Time Activity 08:00 Arrive and networking starts 08:30 60 second introductions 08:50 Local business updates 09:00 Presentation 09:15 1:1 follow ups & more networking 10:00 Breakfast ends (but you can still network!!) Note: The Business Show opens at 10am The morning includes a buffet breakfast, catering for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, with unlimited tea, coffee and juice. Seats must be reserved and paid for in advance (so we can organise the catering) - YBC Premium Members pay £12 and YBC Free & non members pay £15. Location: Belushi's Hammersmith 28 Hammersmith Broadway London W6 7AB To book your seat or for more information, please click here.  

Watergirl4 months ago

Hi, Ive got some great mobile App ideas. Anyone in the business of App development ?  

Fireboy4 months ago

A recent question over in the Accounts & Finance area sparked some good discussion around what's the best way to pay yourself as a director of your company. Making the most of your money is, obviously, a major factor for new businesses and we wanted to open up a thread to help pull together the frequently asked questions around salaries and dividends as well as to give space for people to share advice and resources that can help The basic info (thanks to Scalloway and Paul_Rosser for their input here!) is that, when receiving a salary, you pay national insurance and employers national insurance on that salary. A small salary gets you NI credit but you don't end up paying any. Dividends, on the other hand, come out of taxed profit so you only pay tax once on them (provided you're below the 40% band). This means that taking a low salary (up to your tax-free allowance) and then making the rest up in dividends paid out of your profit can mean a smaller tax bill overall. nelioneil also provided some handy allowance figures to help you work out the different tax bands: For 2013/14: Personal allowance for people born after 5 April 1948: £9440 Basic 20% tax band: £0 to £32010 of taxable income Higher 40% tax bands: £32,011 to £150,000 of taxable income.Click to expand... It takes a bit of working out but we wanted to open things up to some comparisons - what are the points at which you end up paying more tax one way than the other? If you have any more advice or tips for new businesses, this is the place to share them as well We'll keep an eye on the thread with an aim to providing a helpful community resource for everyone. Thanks!  

Mary4 months ago

When: Wednesday 19th March - 7.30am - 9.30am Where: LaLa (opposite Hammersmith Broadway and St Paul's Church) 2-4 Queen Caroline Street Hammersmith W6 9DX Join us for the first regular FSB monthly networking event in Hammersmith, this Wednesday, 19th March. Open to members of the Federation of Small Businesses(£10), and non members (£12), this will be a great way to meet local like minded businesses owners and entrepreneurs. The last time we held a networking breakfast at Lala, over 30 people participated, across a diverse range of business types. Following the successful Hammersmith & Fulham Means Business expo, at the Town Hall, last week, many people came to us asking about when and where they can network and this is the first of a series of events in West London, meeting their needs. The ticket price includes tea/coffee, juice and a (meat or vegetarian) breakfast roll and we are just about to confirm a speaker. To book your ticket, visit the Eventbrite, here.  

Fireboy4 months ago

If you are a business entrepenaur starting out in business and you have a any points to add to our list, do drop us an email 

Corrie19994 months ago

Like it or not, today’s average consumer expects a business to have a website. Even if you don’t actually do business online, consumers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy and like to research companies, products or contact details on the internet, before they contemplate a purchase. For this reason, getting your business online is a crucial investment to give your business the maximum exposure possible. However, with the extreme price range of online solutions available, it’s easy for small businesses to get stung. So what are the key points you should consider?

Mary4 months ago

Legal fees can be a complex and murky business. Having experienced them as both a lawyer and a client, Nicholas d’Adhemar knew how they could cause problems for both parties – with clients unable to budget properly and facing surprise bills, and firms subjected to low recovery rates and an average cash collection period of more than 150 days.

Col Minessota4 months ago

Technology news, analysis and features – their developments, benefits, downsides and challenges – that form the backbone of modern businesses and how technology is transforming the way companies work.

Watergirl4 months ago

The Corporate Finance Network consists of carefully selected accountancy firms and business advisors who provide SMEs and owner managed businesses with probably the most complete & practical business advice that is available anywhere in the UK.

Bri19874 months ago

Key among these is point number two: do some research. Time, money and (in the toughest cases) livelihoods can all be saved by suppliers ensuring in advance that they avoid entering into business with customers that are likely to pay them late.

Pete_W4 months ago

My name is Danny, I'm running a starting accounting, bookkeeping, and hr needs services firm named "Fusion Business Group". It is a one-stop-shop for all your accounting and HR needs, we bring ongoing financial support and expertise to help you thrive. Take your business unto the next level. We want you and your business succeed. We offer services from bookkeeping, accounting, debt management, and HR needs.  

Porker4 months ago

>In today’s digital world, businesses are increasingly focused on a digital-first approach or implementing new initiatives to encourage digital transformation.

Gary19964 months ago

Do you dream of starting a business? You’re not alone. 25% of UK adults want to start a business in 2016, rising to 70% among those aged 25-34 as more people aspire to experience the kind of independence and fulfilment rarely gained in their day jobs.

Bri19874 months ago

If you employ the right people who cares about your business,then you can say 'the business is successful'.  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

class="p2">Bristol can be separated into the Central area, where the majority of businesses are based, and surrounding neighbourhoods like Avonmouth, Clifton, Bedminster and Stoke Bishop. 

FordOwner4 months ago

Start-up name: The Yorkshire Meatball CompanyFounder: David and Gareth AtkinsonStarted in: 2014Based in: Harrogate, YorkshireBusiness description: Specialist meatball restaurant

Corrie19994 months ago

kickstartbtm said: ↑ Those companies went bust because they were going bust. Grasping onto factoring just gave them a bit longer to do it.Click to expand... But if they had used other methods of finance they could most likely have lasted longer and worked their way out of a trough. The very best finance, business or personal is to tighten your belt. I am also surprised at how few businesses know about the law on slow payers and initiate their own credit control chasing with added 8% interest.  

Gary19964 months ago

Commercial disputes are costing UK small businesses £11.6bn a year, and late payments are to blame – according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

petHead4 months ago

Please can you help, I came across a reply you posted regarding Apptivo, I'm looking for someone who can develop a solution using Apptivo for my business, is this something you can help with?  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

Just to touch on a point above where someone said it's illegal to send random e-mails - that isn't strictly true. Business communication is fair game - you can send to non-personal addresses such as "[email protected]/* */" unsolicited, but not "[email protected]/* */" unless they've specifically opted in. The e-mail must also be business related. You MUST also allow someone to un-subscribe from every e-mail. http://www.lawdonut.co.uk/law/sales...tising/your-email-marketing-and-anti-spam-law An email to [email protected]/* */ or [email protected]/* */ is clearly to the corporate subscriber. But what if you are emailing 'Pauline Manager', an employee at a limited company, at a work address such as [email protected]/* */? The email will be opened by Pauline, who is an individual. This is permitted if the email is work-related (eg promoting office furniture to a facilities manager) but not if it is personal (eg promoting family holidays to the sales team at a recruitment company). This view is bolstered by the legal argument that the law defines a ‘subscriber’ as "a person who is a party to a contract with a provider of public electronic communications services for the supply of such services". Since it is ABC Widgets that is the party to the contract with the telecoms provider providing the work email address, not the employee, the argument is that the email is being sent to the company - the ‘corporate subscriber’ - and no restrictions apply. It doesn’t matter that the email can only be accessed by the individual employee.Click to expand...  

FordOwner4 months ago

What the Court wants is for you to submit Particulars of Claim which set out a legal claim against the Defendant. Clearly I do not know the full facts of your circumstances so I am not going to offer you legal advice, however I would have expected that you might be alleging that your neighbour owed you a duty of care to mitigate the noise/disturbance to your business during working hours (in view of your trade) and that they were in breach of this duty by doing/not doing whatever you think caused the noise/disturbance. Technically this type of claim is known as a Tort claim and you can do your own research to understand that concept better. You need to set out why you feel that your neighbour breached a legal duty that they owed to you (and I assume that there is no contract between you for quiet enjoyment of your property) and what type of duty that was. If you do not submit the amended Particulars prior to the deadline I was expect the Court to strike out your claim altogether. I hope that helps.  

Pete_W4 months ago

The important issue is what kind of advertising is best for your business. Where is your target market and how best to reach them?  

Gary19964 months ago

With less than a week to go before the inaugural Small Business Saturday UK, 40 local councils have answered the Forum's call to offer free parking on 7th December 2013.

Porker4 months ago

olygon id="path-1" points="5.6617937 9.11966133 5.6617937 0.166013312 0.152421314 0.166013312 0.152421314 9.11966133 5.6617937 9.11966133"> Work Services Blog About Contact coffee@poweredbycoffee.co.uk Contact Us Powered By Coffee Powered By Coffee Marketing Funnels and your website Written By Stewart Ritchie Posted On September 28, 2015 Tags funnels / marketing / strategy / Web design Marketing Funnels and your websiteIn our last blog post we talk about the marketing funnel and how valuable a process and concept it can be within a business. Now we are going to look at the difference working with the marking funnel can make to designing your website.The Marketing Funnel The marketing funnel effects more that just your website. You digital lead generation and marketing plan has to be more than just a website these days. Putting a website up and hoping that will do enough to generate new leads is a fantasy and pursuing that idea will leave you sad an without any work to do.

Gary19964 months ago

Hi We have a new business, which we started at the beginning of this year. It's called Little Knox First Aid. We have our own website, and have paid for some google advertising, which hasn't really brought in much business. We have no background in business (I am a teacher and my wife is a nurse), so any help or advice on growing our business would be greatly appreciated. We are really happy with how things have gone so far, but would like to bring in more new customers. The idea grew from teaching baby and child first aid to parents, but we quickly developed to teaching all the certified first aid courses too. We are doinga good amount of parent courses, advertising through mothercare has worked really well. But we do have some who seem really interested then don't book anything! We are running most of our certified courses with only a handful of people, which is fine for now seeing as we are a very young company, but would really like at least 10 people on all of our courses. Any marketing advice? We are mostly doing emails at the moment. Would it be better to turn up with leaflets and information to give to people? Thanks  

Gary19964 months ago

To coincide with a government drive to help business owners get paid on time, the Forum of Private Business and Graydon UK Ltd, a commercial credit reference agency, are to research small firms' attitudes to managing invoice payments and cash flow.

MechExp4 months ago

Consistency said: ↑ I never questioned motives, it was raised by someone saying they are a volunteer. There is a big difference but the result is still the same - gloating is unprofessional in my view whether they are volunteers or business people. It does no favours and the original post was gloating.Click to expand... I take it you are not involved in a business then.? If you listen to the heads of most large business's you will hear them continually gloating over there competitors. And as in this case it is HMRC then a bleeding good Gloat is definitly called for. Nothing wrong with blowing your own trumpet,provided you can back it up with facts. How else you gonna find out if anyone's any good.? Mind you I do find Gloating a tad underrated.:| Much prefer bragging. always pulls the crowds of disbelievers. Earl  

MechExp4 months ago

Working with corporates is important to scale your start-up. But how do you convert the first conversation into cash, or even further investment into your business?

MDG Ltd4 months ago

The New Fiver was issued on 13 September 2016. Full details of the design and security features are available along with free training materials for retailers and businesses. You can find out more about the new polymer £5 note at www.thenewfiver.co.uk

Porker4 months ago

Hi all, I’m moving home and business down to Exeter (from Bath) in a few weeks time and I’d really like to meet some other business people in the area. I doubt we all run our businesses in exactly the same way and I’m sure we could all learn something from each other… so would anyone be interested in meeting for an informal 1-2-1? As well as getting a new contact, we may be able to help our respective businesses by learning from one another. And maybe regular sessions would be useful?... two-way mentoring? Just a thought. I’ll be in Exeter from the first weekend in August so this post is a touch premature, but feel free to PM me if you’re interested.  

R2_Amazeballs4 months ago

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Mary4 months ago

Business

First off I have decided what I would to aim for (business wise) and need a lot of training and money behind me so where to start.  

MDG Ltd4 months ago

When starting a business, you’re likely to seek out advice from just about anyone that can help you on your business journey.

Gary19964 months ago

The Forum of Private Business is urging the Government to tear up a proposal for pub company self-regulation following new evidence suggesting ministers colluded with ‘pubcos' while failing to consult groups representing landlords.

MDG Ltd4 months ago

AllUpHere said: ↑ It may be an overcrowded industry, but it's crowded full of idiots who have no idea when it comes to marketing or how to run a business. Most can't even market themselves, never mind help their clients to understand how their websites should be designed and used. Of all the businesses I help with marketing, web design is still one of the easiest and cheapest to market (once I've helped them get a decent strategy in place). Don't be put off by your competition, chances are they haven't got a clue what they are doing anyway.Click to expand... Thank you AllUpHere, very inspiring! Do you work with marketing on social media? If it's so I have some questions for you  

Red4 months ago

List your business in an eco friendly , eco business directory. If you are looking for the green business directory then list your business in our fast growing directory. Small businesses, new companies can show their ethical credentials by listing in our uk business directory.  

Mary4 months ago

>The cover star of this month’s issue of Information Age is Rolls-Royce CIO John Gibbs. Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s largest makers of aircraft engines, and has led the industry for the best part of a century. But the company’s vision for world-class engineering can only now continue to be maintained by keeping on top of a whole series of innovations. Gibbs discusses the technologies at the centre of Rolls-Royce’s business strategy in a revealing interview with IA.

Pete_W4 months ago

Release: Forum of Private Business launches Pocket Guide for Small Business Saturday.

petHead3 months ago
This topic has been discussed elsewhere
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