The employer’s guide to a budget Christmas

Christmas is closing in and it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to make your staff feel valued. Whether you’re a small or big business, spend a thought or two on how to reward your employees with a token of appreciation after a long year. It doesn’t have to be a big or elaborate gift, just something as simple as a USB stick, organising a Christmas…  Read more

Hiring 101 – 5 Steps to Get Hiring Right First Time

-Article thanks to Academy Publishing Limited Know what you’re looking for when hiring When hiring you need to be very specific on the profile you are looking for. The more specific you are the more successful your recruiting drives will be. You can always train people in the technical skills required. But if they are not the right fit for your culture, it simply will not work – no matter…  Read more

Don’t let heart surgery be your business exit strategy.

Succession Planning & Business Exit Workshop II. Our first workshop was a great success – but we had more interest than seats – so we’re doing it again! Many businesses represent the owners lifetimes work – and the price they sell for dictates the quality of retirement that can be achieved. Every business should be sale ready. You never know when you may need to exit in a hurry –…  Read more

What to do if you get audited

No business owner looks forward to a letter from the taxman requesting a closer look at the books for an audit. If you’ve received an audit letter – an official request by the tax authority to review your accounts and confirm your taxes have been paid to date – don’t panic. Prepare. These four steps will help you get through the process with minimal stress and the best possible outcome.…  Read more

What is your succession plan?

According to recent research, a staggering two thirds of US millionaire-owned businesses are operating without a succession plan—and even fewer small business owners around the globe are prepared for their CEO’s eventual exit. Recent stats from PWC Global show that family owned businesses are no more prepared: 43% don’t have a succession plan in place, and only 12% survive to the third generation. No matter whether your company has one…  Read more