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As exports grow are you ready to take on new markets?

There has been a positive start to 2014 so far when it comes to exports. A recent report from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply revealed that the rate of increase in new export business in January came close to a three year record.

A taste of medicine for your finances

Doctors, when was the last time you gave your finances the kind of care and attention you give to your patients?

RTI still leaves room for payroll errors

Despite the recent introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) for PAYE, HMRC has confirmed that around 5.5 million people paid the wrong amount of tax in the 2013/14 tax year.

Don’t pour cold water on your trademark application

There are a number of things to consider before you submit your application to the Intellectual Property Office.

What makes a good business strategy?

This is a question we often get asked at Hemsley Miller, and it stumps us every time. It's almost impossible to pin down what makes a good business strategy because there is no definite answer.

EU VAT rules are changing. Are you ready?

From 1 January 2015, the way VAT is charged on e-services, broadcasting and telecommunications services to individual consumers will change. If you supply these services to consumers in the EU, are you ready?

Claiming R&D relief for SMEs

R&D tax credits allow businesses engaged in R&D projects to receive a tax deduction based on the costs incurred on the project.

RISKY BUSINESS: GOOD RISK VERSUS BAD RISK

From a business perspective, there are good and bad risks. Every opportunity that creates value can be considered a good risk. Bad risks include ignoring regulations or failing to implement effective policies and procedures.

Understanding Your People

One of the most important tasks in creating a high-performance culture in your business is taking the time to understand your team and their needs. When employees’ needs are met, and they feel aligned with the strategy, vision and values of the firm, they tend to respond with higher levels of engagement and commitment, and are willing to go the extra mile to support the development of the business.

Technology and Agile Working

As agile working becomes more common, technology has had to adapt to ensure that employees can be productive, regardless of where they are physically located. Many potential new recruits expect some degree of agile working and the leading businesses have already started to adapt in order to appeal to the best candidates. Many firms have been rolling out smart devices, cloud based storage and cloud based printing in order to allow their people to work from anywhere.

Networking Tips for Introverts

Business networking seems easy and tends to come naturally to extroverts. But what if you are an introvert? What do you do if attending a networking event is your worst nightmare? The good news is you can still master the art of networking.

Managing Customer Experience

When we have positive interaction with a business we feel good about it and will probably tell friends or colleagues about the experience.

Cash is King!

Managing your cash flow to grow your business

Digital Payments In The New Economy

One of the announcements in the Spring Statement was the possible demise of the 1p and 2p coins and the £50 note, but for different reasons. It seems that more and more of us are paying for small transactions such as our morning coffee by using contactless payments.

Business Trends to Watch in 2019

Here are some of the top Business Trends to watch in 2019.