Category: SME’s

Join Surrey business leaders in Guildford on Friday 24 February for inaugural Conference

Collaboration and Connectivity are at the heart of the continued prosperity of Surrey and Business South are looking at how working together can bring businesses closer to the answers and solutions that we’re all searching for in an environment of change and uncertainty. Andy Swift, Surrey Area Director, Business South says: “This conference is the... View Article

Read All About It!

Recently Amazon announced they are opening a real bookshop, with plans to open more. It was a bit of a surprise to many, but I’m sure they have their reasons. It did though get me thinking about my recent reading habits which have a business focus. If you are starting a business, running a business,... View Article

Why awards are worth our blood, sweat and tears

On the back of Enterprise First winning ‘Future of Enterprise Support’ last Friday at the National Enterprise Network Awards, it’s made me think about why we enter these and others and what it means when we win. Genuine delight sums up how we all felt; especially being up against other Enterprise Support organisations who we... View Article

Small Business Saturday is back!

And for another year we are helping to celebrate small businesses, and their contribution to the local economy, on Saturday 5th December! This year we will be joining the Southern Business Growth Network, as well Federation of Small Business and Hampshire Chamber, at The Boutique Village in Southampton for a day of presentations and networking... View Article

Are you ready to ‘Make it Happen’ this Global Entrepreneurship Week?

GEW (Global Entrepreneurship Week) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship, and it is back in the United Kingdom for another year, from Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd November!     Each year, GEW inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs, self-starters and innovators and encourages them to start-up their own business. Last year in... View Article

Hat trick for Enterprise First in National Awards Nomination

Enterprise First has been shortlisted in three categories: Future of Enterprise Support, Enterprise Agency of the Year and Mentor/Coach of the Year. The National Enterprise Network awards were established in 2007 to recognise excellence in the delivery of enterprise support, encouraging the exchange of good practice and the development of improved services and organisations. John... View Article

Don’t forget…

…The National Minimum Wage has gone up from 1st October! ( as per Gov.UK website ) The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.            Year          ... View Article

Being An Employer

If you have recently taken on staff, or you’re planning to do so, and you’re not sure where to start, HMRC have got a handy online tutorial to help you. The tutorial covers all the basic information that you’ll need to get started as an employer. – Getting started: what you need to know before... View Article

Networking is all about selling more…isn’t it?

When a business person thinks about networking they will almost certainly see it as another way to make a sale. But, is this the only reason to take up networking? The secret to getting the most from networking is to find a group and style that suits you, as unless you like going why should... View Article

EAT THAT FROG! Stop Procrastinating!

EAT THAT FROG! Stop Procrastinating! (Based on the best-selling book by Brian Tracy) I am often told by clients that they don’t have enough hours in the day, or that they feel that they do not have a good work-life balance because they are too busy, so I thought it would be relevant to write... View Article

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Funding Circle Helps Boost Goss Mini Skips Success

Godfrey Dudman established Goss Mini Skips in Midhurst  in 2011; to service the needs of local residents and businesses. In 2015 he had to relocate the business.  The...

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