• brompton bicycle

    Lessons in steering your business to export success – The Brompton Bicycle

    The Brompton Bicycle is a great example of how a simple idea can be transformed into a global business. Today, the company behind the bike is a well-known British business success story, but it wasn’t always the case.

  • Taking on an employee for the first time – 4 things you must get right

    If you are taking on a new employee, you need to be aware of a whole range of issues. With staff come a range of responsibilities that you, as an employer, are required to fulfil.

  • Why it is important to have a Partnership Agreement

    Business is all about partnerships – public-private partnerships, supplier relationships, collaboration with colleagues and competitors, and of course the way you work with your customers.

  • How to set up a small network without buying a server

    If there is more than one person in your business, there are massive advantages to networking your computers together. But getting a proper business server installed and maintained can mean a bill of a few…

  • Employers’ guide to employee holiday and leave entitlement

    The Summer holidays are fast approaching and if you are an employer, you may soon be inundated with holiday forms from your workforce, as staff begin to prepare for their holidays. Although a lot of…

  • electronic commerce regulations

    E-Commerce Regulations for small businesses

    Peijun Xia, Solicitor of Sykes Anderson LLP’s Company Commercial Department discusses some of the basic legal requirements of the E-Commerce Regulations that businesses selling and advertising on line must be aware of and complied with