There are a few standard things businesses can do to try to get paid promptly on completion of a job, including invoicing in advance, asking for a deposit to be paid upfront and invoicing immediately on completion of a job. This article explores how to complain to the Small Business commissioner and what will happen next.
One of the benefits of setting up your business as a limited company rather than as sole trader is the idea of limited liability. This means that you personally are not liable for any debt that your company gets into, and can’t be pursued for it if the company gets into difficulty or closes. Many lenders will ask to put a condition onto your borrowing in the form of a director’s or personal guarantee, in order to secure the finance. This article explores what a directors guarantee is and the pros and cons.
Buy to let has, for a long time, been considered a great way for people to buy a home, with little risk of falling behind on their mortgage because tenants are covering mortgage payments however there has recently been a surge in interest in holiday lets, thanks to sites like Airbnb, which could persuade homeowners to think about this as an option. This articles delves into the pros and cons of both holiday lets vs property rentals.
In a landmark step for workers’ rights, Hermes have struck a deal with their couriers and the GMB Union to create ‘self-employed plus’, a way for their couriers to remain self-employed, but with many of the basic employment rights enjoyed by contracted workers. This article delves into this "new employment" type.
This article is to help business owners running a growing business by systematising their business for greater success, the little tasks that can start to stack up and delegating some of those tasks to your employees can simply result in their time is now being compromised. By systematising your business, you can structure your own and your colleagues’ working day and in this article we will explain how you can systematise, Why you should systematise and some of the benefits associated with systematising.