We all know that it costs a lot of money to run a business. For starters, it costs a whole load of money to start up a business. Financing your startup can be a tricky task as you’re looking for big sums of cash. But, there are also plenty of running costs that you must consider too. Take a look at three of the biggest running costs a business will face: Purchasing Materials & Resources Many people tend to forget about this when they consider starting a business. For some reason, it seems to slip their mind! Maybe it’s because you get so caught up in the excitement of a business plan, that you forget you have to buy a lot of stuff to run a business. Firstly, you’re going to be buying all the direct materials and resources that
Oct 06 2015More
When you have a growing company, it's likely that both you and your staff will have to travel to see clients. You may all need to work from different offices if you're not based out of one particular location. The best way to travel by land is in a car. Your workers may not wish to use their personal vehicles for company business. For one, it increases wear and tear on their cars. And, another reason is they may not have the right insurance cover as they aren't just commuting to one area. The answer to this car conundrum is to have a fleet of company cars at your disposal. Source: Wikimedia Commons But, if you've never done that before, what's involved in setting a fleet up? And are there any tips to remember or issues to avoid? Here is
Sep 09 2015More
Every employee knows that hiring staff is a long and complex process. But you can’t cut corners. Otherwise, you might end up with the wrong people working for your business. Post Your Advertisement The first step on the journey to hiring new employees is preparing your job advertisement and posting it. Firstly, make sure you’re very clear and specific when writing the advert. Say exactly what skills and experience levels you’re looking for so that only the right people will apply. Try not to be vague about it, otherwise, you’ll be flooded with applications from unsuitable applicants. And that will mean having to spend longer on the process than is necessary. You also need to think carefully about where the advert will be posted.
Aug 19 2015More
Employee perks are the little bonuses and extras that come with a great job. We all expect a decent wage and a fulfilling career. But, it’s the perks that really set the best apart. It’s a culture that has evolved and developed in the tech world specifically. Offices in Silicon Valley are among the best equipped, and they offer the coolest employee perks. Google are the flagship company here. Their offices are regular features in business magazines for their ingenuity and creativity. Some of them have rock-climbing walls, for example. They are fully catered day and night, and employees are given a desktop bonus as soon as they arrive. It’s a small pot of money that lets them kit their desk out however they want. It got us thinking
Aug 18 2015More
Source: Injuries happen from time to time but you shouldn’t be punished if it was through no fault of your own. Whilst nobody wants to think about being physically hurt, knowing what to do in such situations could save you plenty of time, money and hassle. Whilst health should be our first concern, it is only natural to worry about the financial side of things too. Nobody can afford to miss out on months of work unless they are being paid for it. And if the accident was due to somebody else’s negligence then there is absolutely no reason this fate should happen to you. Here’s a three point plan on what to do if you do endure an accident at work. Act Immediately As with any form of accident, the first step is to seek medical attention.
Jun 22 2015More