Many business owners get caught up in the delicacy of choosing the right name to represent their company or idea. Some rush into it because they are so anxious to get the business started and then they realize their business name is lacking.
Regardless of whether the customer is right or wrong, you need to make it safe for him to be right so he doesn’t get so stuck in his “rightness” that he’s unable to change his mind.
In this article Dr Maria Anassutzi, Intellectual Property Expert, discusses a different aspect of intellectual property. In particular, the importance of compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and provides a clear explanation and useful guide how to ensure compliance.
HMRC suggest that if you visit a recruitment agency and they have a furnished office that seems operational, they are more likely to be legitimate. Rogue agencies tend not to have a permanent base.
A couple of years ago, I was asked to create a Project Management Office (PMO) for the International Operations Division of a large Financial Services Organization. It was the first time projects were managed at the portfolio level.
Okay, I know I haven’t written a blog post on last weeks episode of ” The Apprentice”, that will come later this week, but following last nights I really have to write this one now!
Have you taken a close look at your office lately? Chances are, you’ll find stacks of paper everywhere. Documentation, Invoices, Orders, Service requests… the list could go on forever.
Small businesses sometimes make the mistake of following an informal arrangement for employing people without any formal employment contract or written proof of compensation or remuneration.
Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary.
I was recently honoured to have been asked to be Best Man at a friend’s wedding. Actually I was really the Assistant Best Man as his two young sons were the real ones, and a great job they did too with me providing support where needed.
Tonight, 13th October sees the second episode of this years series of The Apprentice on BBC1 at 9pm. I am sure most (all) of you will know the format by now, Lord Alan Sugar “interviews” a number of the UK’s “leading business brains” with the winner taking a job on his staff.
When I was working for an $8 billion publicly traded company as a Director of Information Systems (IS) years ago, I reported to a Vice President of the IS. He was a great guy to work for, but I felt like I wasn’t learning much from him
Innings – There are 9 innings in each game of baseball where the teams have a chance to clench the win. Each inning is crucial to win the game whether you’re batting or playing the field.
The idea of expecting excellence isn’t new, nor is the premise that every leader should expect excellence from his or her team.
A business plan is a broad framework laid out for a new business or a future course of action for an existing one. A sound business plan shows the direction in which a small business is headed.
In all walks of life we have targets. Many of us have a target weight, some of us have a target of that dream house or a fantasy holiday next year or we have financial targets such as how much we would like in our savings fund or how much we would like to earn.