24th March 2014

2014 Budget – What it Means for You

The latest budget has just been announced by Chancellor George Osborne. It appears that austerity measures will continue until 2018/2019, when the budget deficit is expected to have been reduced to zero, as it is believed that faster growth alone will not balance the books. Here are the highlights of the budget from a small business perspective: – The higher tax rate has been increased very slightly from £41,450 to £41,860. – ISA limits have been increased to £15,000 – […]
21st February 2014

Make Decisions Small and Regular

One of the advantages smaller businesses have over larger ones is their ability to make regular quick decisions. Larger organisations tend to have a long drawn out decision making process, and what can take them weeks to action can be done almost immediately by a small company. To read more of this post click here
12th February 2014

2014 Budget ‘will help small businesses,’ pledges Chancellor

George Osborne has stated that the forthcoming Budget on March 19th will address the issues faced by small businesses. One of these measures is the introduction of the new Employment Allowance, which will give every UK business and charity up to £2,000 off their employer NI bill. This comes into effect from April 2014. To read more of this post click here  
22nd January 2014

9 Ways of Being More Attractive to Graduates than Corporates

It appears that smaller dynamic business are becoming more attractive than large corporate companies to graduates when they are starting their careers. Although the large corporate companies market themselves heavily at the career fairs, only 10% of graduates actually get jobs with these companies, and many graduates would actually be happy to work in smaller businesses. Here are 9 ways in which smaller business are more attractive to graduates looking for employment: -Access to decision makers – in a small […]