Preparing for increased staff holidays

With Jill Lee of Business Link

Employees will soon be entitled to four extra days annual leave following a change in the law. From April 1, 2009, the minimum statutory entitlement increases from 4.8 to 5.6 weeks a year and businesses need to be aware of how these changes will affect them.

Virtually boost your business

With Jill Lee of Business LinkMarketing your business online is a cost effective way of communicating with potential new customers on a global scale. Developing an effective online brand involves so much more than launching a quirky website with flashing…

Grow a lean green business

With Suzanne McCreedy of Business LinkAs the impact of the economic downturn becomes an increasing concern for business, there's never been a better time to review your working practices and pinpoint areas where efficiency savings can be made. Being…

Making it easier to manage

By Colin Grimston of Business LinkMaking sure that your business is complying with regulations and meeting tax deadlines is a key responsibility of management. However, sometimes it is difficult to keep track of changing legal requirements and identifying those…

Getting the balance right

With Jill Lee of Business LinkWith 30 million days lost to work-related ill health last year alone, businesses that adjust working patterns to promote greater work-life balance will stand to reap the rewards.Granting employees more control over their working…

Providing peace of mind

With Suzanne McCreedy of Business LinkA recent survey has revealed that a third of small businesses in the North East do not have business insurance. Adequate business insurance can protect you against damage to, or the loss of, physical…

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