Business planning

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO START A BUSINESS?

Its never too late to start a business - or should you actually avoid it?

Are you an Entrepreneur?

Are you an "ideas monkey" - if so how do you handle that?

How are our businesses going to be affected by the Euro Crisis

If the Euro collapses, we will be faced with increased interest rates as Banks look to keep capital in their Balance Sheets. We will almost certainly have to have goverment intervention again with the banks, because a collapse in the short term of any bank would be a disaster, and will guarantee our slump into a deep recession, if not depression.

Financial tips for Professional Speakers

Being a professional speaker can be a lonely existence, and everyone expects you to be an expert in all aspects of your business whereas, in reality, you only tend to be an expert in the topics about which you speak.

OBC offer support in the other aspects....

Business marketing spending up for third successive quarter

Business marketing budgets were revised up for the first quarter of 2012, marking a third successive quarter of increased spending, a survey by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has found.

Small businesses urged to consider alternative buying methods to reduce costs

Small recession-hit businesses faced with increased business costs may be able to save money through group buying, research carried out by the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has claimed.

SMEs 'losing battle' for public sector work, says business group

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are continuing to lose out on public sector contracts, despite recent Government initiatives, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Government publishes potential business contracts worth £70 billion

£70 billion worth of potential future government contracts have been published by cabinet office minister Francis Maude and business secretary Vince Cable, in a bid to boost UK economic growth.

Mixed reactions to Northern Ireland enterprise zone

Proposals for an extended enterprise zone covering the whole of Northern Ireland have been criticised by Northern Ireland's finance minister Sammy Wilson.

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