Not another budget blog…
The past few days has been all about the budget. Since George Osborne delivered his speech last Wednesday, business websites and publications have been awash with advice articles and information about what each individual change will mean for businesses and individuals. But before you navigate away from this page, this blog isn’t another one of them! Budgeting isn’t just for [...]
How to structure your work day
Running a business is a balancing act. On the one hand you’re trying to forge your own path, but there’s also pressure to adhere to certain pre-existing routines. If you’re unsure of how to structure your work day, it’s time to take a fresh look at your day.
Wake up at a similar time each day, whatever time that is for [...]
How to adapt to business changes – don’t be left behind!
It’s as true in the business world as it is in the animal kingdom… change is inevitable, and only those who evolve can survive. The question of how to adapt to business changes seems complex, but a few simple rules can really help here.
Every business has to undergo transitions of one kind or another. We live in an environment of [...]
Office management for small businesses
Running a small business is fraught with challenges, but the day-to-day processes of simply being in an office space play second fiddle to the main tasks of earning money, don’t they? Actually, no, and in this post I’d like to explore why office management for small businesses makes a huge difference to your chances of success.
Working in an office of [...]
Business development for SMEs in Lancashire
Agenda was founded with the intention of aiding business development for SMEs, and over the years we’ve seen companies in all kinds of industries go from strength to strength through forward planning, smart decision making, and good old fashioned hard work.
And while the advice and support we offer is always unique to every client, there are some principles which are [...]
Ways to make a business more efficient
The search for ways to make a business more efficient has been baffling business owners, panicking employees and helping authors write countless how-to guides, for years. Now, it’s time to clear away all the extraneous fluff (that’s tip number one!) and show you how it’s done.
Firstly, remain focused. This is one of the best ways to make a business more [...]
Why a business plan is important
We live in an age of entrepreneurship. The abundance of business resources and new opportunities out there means that everywhere you turn, it seems like everyone and his auntie is launching The Next Big Thing. But just having an idea isn’t enough, so it’s time to explore why a business plan is important.
The process of developing a business plan is [...]
Why staff training is important
The right mix of people is essential, but it doesn’t stop there. Developing your team through training enables you to get the best out of your employees – let’s look at why staff training is important for every business.
Of course, the most obvious benefit of staff training is that it enables your employees to do their jobs more effectively – [...]
How to handle business growth
Prosperous development and growth are targets for every business owner, but the expansion of a company can feel like things are running away with you. It’s important that you know how to handle business growth effectively.
So, the sales are coming in, production is going smoothly, and the top line is looking healthy. Great. But if a huge order comes in [...]
Starting a business effectively
The question of how to start a business with confidence and an eye on the long-term plan is a difficult one. Many people think you can find a niche, jump into it and dash along the path to success… the reality of starting a business is rather different.
The first question to ask when you consider starting a business is, are [...]