5th June 2015

Forget the grades – find a graduate that fits your culture

Small companies (generally owner managed) have a unique culture which is heavily influenced by you as the owner. It is an extension of the way you work, your interests and your skills and experience. Your staff will have moulded themselves to fit within the way you operate. If they don’t get on with you a small business owner, there is only going to be one loser. However, taking on a graduate is a bit different. They can bring a new […]
9th January 2015

What Attracts a Graduate to Your Company?

When a small business writes a job advert for a graduate, they often end up drawing a blank, and don’t know why. Why are they struggling to attract a graduate? Students are very keen to join a small business, if the role advertised was made attractive to them. The advert that is written needs to appeal to the qualities they look for from a small business owner and for their career. To read more of this post click here
28th July 2014

4 Reasons to Rethink Your Reluctance of Technology

Most people are not resistant to changing their technology, but just don’t want to change it regularly. Many smaller businesses have the view of  ‘it if ain’t broke don’t fix it’. Have you upgraded your technology in the past year, and do you even have the skills or staff to do this? Or is this something you do every 10 years when the old technology has failed? Here are my four reasons about why you should change your reluctance of […]
16th June 2014

Use a Graduate to Get Out of Your Rut

Is your workload increasing? Are there just not enough hours in the day? Is this the same day after day after day? Maybe you need to get out of your rut, take a step back and decide whether you’re spending too much time working in the business rather than on the business. If you decide you need to take action, you need to work out how to do this…. Maybe a graduate can help you? You could use them to […]
15th May 2014

5 Ways to Sort Out Your Spreadsheets

Every company I have worked with uses Excel spreadsheets too much. Business systems get up dated every now and then, and people use Excel to fill that gap. However, this short term fix can easily become the long term answer. Most businesses complete their management accounts in Excel, and even large corporations like Orange use large spreadsheets to do their budgets. But, are these spreadsheets very effective? To read more of this post click here
18th October 2013

BiY Graduate Business Academy

Are you looking to employ a graduate in your business? The BiY Graduate Business Academy might just be for you. Business in Yorkshire (BiY) and Organic Business Growth, two organisations which work to help businesses develop and grow through utilising graduates, are delivering a programme to get graduates employment ready and prepared for what to expect in a small business. The programme will result in the opportunity to meet business owners who are looking to recruit graduates into their business. […]