Auto Enrolment: what you need to know

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Here’s our partner Aviva with some guidance on what to consider when setting up a workplace pension for auto-enrolment. If you’re due to stage for auto-enrolment this year, you’re not alone. The Pensions Regulator estimates that over 500,000 small and medium-sized companies (SME) will auto-enrol their staff into a workplace pension in 2017. Any small employer

Forecasting made as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Forecasting. Just the word can make business owners slightly nervous. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be daunting.  In fact, it could be as straightforward as 1, 2, 3… 1 handy template to make life easier and help you get 2% more profit*, from 3% better forecasting* * AMR Research In this

Time to take a break

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We know that lots of you have been beavering away since the start of the year, working hard to keep your business going. So surely you deserve a break by now? Taking a break from work will reduce your stress levels, and you’ll be more productive when you return rested and refreshed. The same goes

What causes the largest amount of stress in small businesses?

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As it’s Stress Awareness Month we took a look at how stress can affect you both physically and mentally, as well as delving into the types of stress that are common in smaller businesses and how to tackle it head on. Things such as financial difficulties, competition, employee turnover and burnout can all affect your

The survival skills Britain’s SMEs need in 2017

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Almost one in five of Britain’s SMEs are missing payday in battle to stay in business 17% of British small and medium-sized enterprises have missed a payday Business leaders are self-financing with 19% of SMEs relying on personal savings for financial support Reassuringly, businesses have a positive outlook with over a third (36%) of SMEs

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