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.
A Beginner’s guide to cloud computing for small and start-up businesses
The phrase ‘cloud computing’ has already been around for a number of years. However, plenty of small business owners are only just discovering what the ‘cloud’ actually is and more importantly, how cloud computing can…
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…
Top PR and marketing tips for small businesses
Marketing and PR can be difficult propositions for small businesses, where funds are often tight and need to be stretched as much as possible. However, by following a basic process, you can maximise the effectiveness…