Whether you’re just starting up a business, you’re established or you think your workplace culture could use a tune-up, there are a few important steps to take to help you develop a winning workplace culture.
So many businesses get workplace culture wrong, and this is usually because they start out without a defined idea of what they want their culture to be. So many SMEs fall victim to a toxic workplace culture because they simply grow so fast that they don’t realise a negative culture is developing around them.
Some people are born entrepreneurs, but not every potential entrepreneur finds themselves in an environment that can nurture a new business. The New Enterprise Allowance is designed to help these individuals start their own business.
Did you know, a UK patent can take up to four years to obtain? No? Well then we bet you might not know that there are tax breaks you may be eligible for if you have a UK patent. If you’re a budding inventor, you’d best get started with our ‘Patents For Dummies’ blog.
So you’re nearly ready, you know you want the freedom of working for yourself but you’re nervous, you’ve always been employed. Today we’re sharing our top 7 things you should know before you take the leap into the contracting world to help you to have the confidence to follow your dream career path.
Samuel Spectre was born in the UK in 1940 and trained to be a dentist. In 1965 he emigrated to the USA to make his fortune. Shortly after setting up his clinic in Florida he met and fell in love with Juanita, who had arrived in the USA 10 years ago with her parents. The couple married and in 1968 Bruce Spectre was born.
Nigel Erd from IT was in Ian Spectre’s office and they were both looking at a print out Nigel had generated upon Spectre’s request demand. You see, Spectre likes to pluck random HMRC customers with unreasonable demands, penalties and threatening letters because… well, because he’s only happy when he’s making someone else miserable. But today something wasn’t going the way it should in Spectre’s office…
The year is 2017 and we, as a human race, have made some impressive leaps in the past few decades. We’ve eradicated certain diseases, we’re creeping closer to effective cancer treatments and on the verge of curing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Great stuff!
It’s hard, when you’re self-employed, every minute counts and the idea of having paid annual leave can be laughable. But is it possible? And why should you make time off a key priority if you’re self-employed?
It’s a small world. For some highly specialised contractors, it’s an extremely small world. Whether you’re one of a few highly skilled niche contractors in the UK or a contractor with a lot of competition to deal with, there are things you can learn from your competitors.