Why let anything get in the way of your business potential?
Vintonville – Finance Blogger and Wealth Manager
In order to keep things interesting in the working environment I’ve created for my employees, every now and then I rope each of them in for my own equivalent of a team-building exercise. These exercises are always backed by some proven science and psychology since I liaise with the various, suitably qualified professionals in these fields to come up with the programme, so it’s not simply a matter of me winging it and being overly creative.…continue reading →
In 2017, the Scottish high street faced fresh challenges as it struggled to fight the tide of closures. The last year has seen over 290 stores close - the highest number in recent years.
A similar story could be heard around the UK. Across the country, an estimated 5,855 stores went out of business. The closures were not solely independent traders, but the likes of Toys R Us, Claire’s Accessories, House of Fraser and New Look faced financial pressure to shut some of their shops to ease the cash flow burden. The high-profile closures only served to highlight the worries for the high street. More and more consumers are continuing to flock online for their needs, leaving traditional stored recording substantial profit losses.…continue reading →
One of the scariest things about running a small business is that you’re always one or two dominos away from disaster. All it takes is a supplier to shut down or a major client to switch to the competition and you’re in big trouble. Thankfully, an emergency fund can keep you safe.…continue reading →
Setting up a business is an exciting process but one also strewn with potential pitfalls. Perhaps one of the biggest of these is dealing with finances, especially if figures have never really been your strong point.…continue reading →
Are you a small business owner? Do you take great pride in making the right financial decisions at all times? Do you realize you have made mistakes in the past, but want to avoid the same in the future?
It doesn’t matter if you own a small family business
or one that is growing at a rapid pace, it’s imperative that you always have a strong grasp of your financial situation.…continue reading →
Firms are running out of patience over the lack of progress in the Brexit talks, a major business organisation has warned Theresa May. The British Chambers of Commerce has published a list of 23 "real-world" questions that it says urgently need answers as the UK's EU exit approaches. The list…Keep reading
Everyone should know the basics of tax law, whether you are a business owner or an employee. Most people are aware that you get into serious trouble if you dodge paying taxes, which is incentive enough to follow the law. If you are fascinated by the many aspects of tax law, you might consider a career in the field. The following is an overview on what tax law involves and how you can get into an exciting tax law career.…continue reading →
With the media giving plenty of attention to workplace pensions and auto-enrolment schemes - pensions weigh heavily on many people’s minds. The UK population adds an average of £325 to their personal pension
pots each month — but which area of the UK is most successful at saving? Some people were able to contribute over £5,000 per month to their pension pot in Q4 2016, with Northern Ireland (11%) leading the way, closely followed by London (8%).…continue reading →
In case you have had your head in the sand for the past year, there is a concept that is taking the world by storm. That is blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
These were traditionally a novel concept that were presented by computer scientists and cryptographers back in 2009 as a way for us to become less reliant on traditional banking systems. They were developed out of great disillusionment at the financial crisis. …continue reading →
Despite its challenges, running a family business can be long-term, lucrative venture. It’s also a great way to teach your kids to be entrepreneurs in a hands-on environment. This experience will help them greatly if they choose to pursue entrepreneurship on their own
.…continue reading →