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Not any type of IT support company?


Atech Support is a 24/7 IT Smartsourcing company. In a world of generic IT suppliers, we go above and beyond the run-of-the-mill. In the UK, in Europe, in China and beyond, our dedication to service, and our ability to work on site with you in a spirit of complete partnership – as an extended part […]

You find, they’ll seek

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The key to your success is the people you employ – so how do you find them? Ian Hardy, managing director of Onyx Recruitment, explains the value of using a recruitment agency. If you already know several superstars with relevant experience, who are falling over themselves to join your business, then it’s easy, isn’t it? […]

What’s the damage? – Recruitment

Why DIY recruitment could cost you time, money & your USP. Last year Richard Branson wrote, in his LinkedIn piece How I Hire: “There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team.” And yet, according to a recent YouGov poll over half of SMEs believe their recruitment methods are not fit […]

Keep your Recruitment Costs Low

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We all know that when you need to hire staff speed and costs are always important when you need to hire staff, so here at Flat Fee Recruiter we provide a low cost online recruitment advertising service designed to save you time and money. It doesn’t have to be complicated Our solution is really quite […]

Settlement agreements – one year on

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Helena Woodward looks at settlement agreements a year after their introduction. Last July we saw the introduction of settlement agreements. These renamed, simplified versions of the compromise agreement were part of the government’s reforms to employment law. The intention was that the settlement agreement would make it far easier for an employer to propose a […]

The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll


As a small business owner we know that your time is precious and you have more important things to do than worrying about payroll. We also know that we can save you time and money saved by outsourcing your payroll, but there are other reasons why you should consider this as a strategy. Processing payroll […]

How to avoid a financial hard landing

Depending on whose figures you choose to believe, something like 50% of new businesses fail within the first year.  Why?  The simplest answer is that they run out of money.  That’s a bit like saying “the plane crashed because it lost too much height.”  The statement is so obvious it sounds stupid.  But that is […]

Introduction to Frillo: “Like Amazon, But for Business”

We hear it a lot, some people say Frillo is “like Amazon, but for business” and yes, it’s a flattering comparison, but we we’re working towards becoming better. In fact, we’re definitely not Amazon for business. We’re completely revolutionising the way small businesses buy products and services and our model (unlike others) is completely transparent! […]

Russell Lawley Gibbs, inventor of the TV in a Card


I’ve been asked to write a book about how to build a brand, with reference to my company, TV in a Card, which I set up 3 years ago to provide video in printed magazines, brochures and greetings cards. As I get stuck in to the book, I realise that the story of TV in a […]

How to be a good client


The relationship between Web Development Agency and Client can be a tricky one. I’d be lying (as would any agency owner) if I said every single project had run 100% according to plan. Luckily we’ve always got there in the end and delivered something both we and the client are proud of but I have […]

Hiring Successful Web Design and Ecommerce Companies

For many professionals who are ready to take their businesses to an online medium, it can be a good idea to work with the right web design and eCommerce group. The right professional services can not only help you establish a powerful presence online, but it can also help you display an attractive website that […]

Locate your business in Warwickshire

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Located at the centre of England, Warwickshire is the ideal location for your business. Bringing together talented local people, excellent commercial premises and an exceptional mix of organisations across key sectors, there is no better choice than to Invest in Warwickshire. Warwickshire is home to over 26,000 organisations covering a variety of sectors, including: Advanced […]

How do I know if my business systems are up to date?


In a business world which is increasingly dominated by technological advancements, staying up with the latest developments can be tricky.  Unless a change, advancement or development is trumpeted then it can pass us by all too easily and we can find ourselves not using all the tools at our disposal.  This is particularly true in […]

One Stop Shop – What Makes HomeMates Unique

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A Newly Established Company Offers Londoners Professional Cleaning and Maintenance Care From Scratch When it comes to maintaining a good-looking and functional indoor space, it can sometimes take a lot of effort and time. Depending on the work that has to be done, certain professional skills might be required, as well as finding suitable detergents […]

Recruitment & Red Tape – Finding Candidates without Getting Caught Up & Caught Out


In a 2012 Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) survey 58% of small businesses said they were looking to expand; while citing ever increasing bureaucracy and legislation as a major headache, especially in relation to employing staff. For SMEs the sea of bureaucracy involved with everything from job descriptions to payroll and contracts can seem overwhelming. […]