Posts by: David Lomas

business processes

Can Business Processes and Procedures Help Your Survival?

Businesses fail all the time. Around half of UK start-ups fail within five years, according to the insurer RSA, with survival rates lower...

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Should Effective Credit Control Begin Early?

Payment culture can come as a shock to some businesses. SMEs and those businesses operating in areas where cash-flow issues are endemic,...

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Selling Your Business: Why is Timing Crucial?

In his 1977 memoir about the Vietnam war, Dispatches, Michael Herr describes how the longer you serve, the greater your risk of being...

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Can Virtual Reality Boost Your Business Strategy?

Research and development is essential to growth for many businesses, allowing them to bring new products to market, or to keep up with, or...

Who is Responsible for Your Employees’ Financial Education?

Your staff come into work and they get paid.  What could be simpler? Obviously, there is more to it than this. Employers have a duty of...

employee lateness

Employee Lateness: What are Your True Costs?

The costs of employee lateness can be considerable, estimated at around £9 billion to the UK economy annually, according to a Heathrow...

business networking

Business Networking: What are its Mentoring Qualities?

What is business networking for, exactly? The danger is that it veers too far in one of two directions.  Either it is too...

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Can Accountants Add More Value to SMEs?

Smaller businesses are sometimes unsure of their requirements when it comes to accountants. An Experian survey found that 59% of directors...

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Apprenticeship Levy: What Will Give You the Best ROI?

When the Government set up the Apprenticeship Levy, its stated aim was to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. The introduction of the...

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Will Schools Benefit from Business Rates Appeals?

If the new business rates appeals system becomes an obstacle to those already feeling the impact of new business rates, does this mean it...