• companies act 2006

    Companies Act 2006 and private companies – key points

    The Companies Bill, formerly called Company Law Reform Bill, received Royal Assent on the 8th November 2006. The Companies Act 2006 (‘the Act’) consists of 1300 sections and is the single largest piece of legislation…

  • 5 ways data analytics can help you generate more leads

    Lead generation is absolutely crucial to identifying potential customers that are interested in your business’s products and services. With online leads coming from various sources such as search engines, email marketing, banner advertising and social…

  • Become a better negotiator – 5 steps to asking powerful questions

    Negotiations are something all of us need to do every day. Whether it is securing a sale, negotiating a discount with a supplier or simply making arrangements with friends and family (children make particularly good…

  • The 7 key elements of an effective direct mail campaign

    In a world dominated by ever-updating newsfeeds and 140 character exchanges, it seems that the traditional practice of direct mail has no place in modern communication, particularly as businesses look to utilise cheaper, faster ways…

  • small business holiday pay

    A small business owner’s guide to calculating holiday pay

    When you employ staff you must give them a certain amount of annual leave, and pay them during this time. If your employees work a set amount of hours, and received a fixed salary, calculating…

  • A small business guide to annual leave entitlement for employees

    As an employer, you are required by law to give your employees a certain number of days holiday during the year. The amount of annual leave employees are entitled to depends on several factors.