Blog tagged as SMEs

The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey
The book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Be Proactive. Begin with the End in Mind. Put First Things First. Think Win/Win. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Synergize. Sharpen the Saw.
Team GIC
21/10/2018 10:01 - Comment(s)
SME housebuilders don’t feel supported by legislators
As the housing market in the UK continues to be blighted by a serious shortage, small and medium-sized developers are complaining about a lack of support from the government and other legislators.
Team GIC
11/09/2018 09:27 - Comment(s)
Could a lack of trust in leadership be holding back your SME? 
Discussions that took place during a Think Tank session held at Hotelympia in London earlier this year have revealed that a lack of trust in leadership could be stopping SMEs from reaching their full potential.
Team GIC
12/08/2018 14:38 - Comment(s)
How will Theresa May’s plans to address the housing shortage impact on SMEs in certain sectors?
With the Prime Minster vouching to tackle the housing shortage crisis in the UK by removing tens of billions of pounds of housing associations' debt in order to stimulate more building, we’re keen to offer support to the industries likely to be impacted
Team GIC
05/08/2018 14:03 - Comment(s)
What is the face of female-owned SMEs really like?
Following news that a major UK bank is offering SMEs led by women a significant financial boost, we thought we should look into what the face of female-owned businesses in the UK is really like.
Team GIC
01/08/2018 11:53 - Comment(s)
Systems Integration: What it is and How SMEs can Benefit 
When it comes to business, there’s nothing more important than eliminating unnecessary costs and boosting efficiency. The goal of every business – big or small – should always be focused on making the various systems across the concern as well-balanced and useful to one another as possible.
Team GIC
04/07/2018 07:49 - Comment(s)
SMEs and Brexit: What do Falling Workforce Numbers Mean?
One of the biggest challenges facing SMEs is always finding the right staff to add to the workforce. It’s a perennial issue and something that businesses in every sector deal with.
Team GIC
03/07/2018 07:43 - Comment(s)
UK Businesses Still Unprepared for GDPR – How to be Compliant
With GDPR now in full effect, a huge number of UK businesses – large and small – are still leaving themselves open to data theft. For those companies that do fall victim to targeted attacks seeking valuable data, this could have very real financial repercussions under the GDPR framework
Team GIC
02/07/2018 05:36 - Comment(s)
4 Steps to Reducing Your Number of Late Payments
Running a business is hard. There are a million and one things to think about every single day and your focus should always be on how to improve and thrive.
Team GIC
30/06/2018 09:25 - Comment(s)
How Does the Gender Pay Gap Affect SMEs?
The gender pay gap has become a hot topic in the last few years. Some shocking figures have come to the fore from big and small businesses revealing the stark differences between the pay of men and women.
Team GIC
29/06/2018 14:33 - Comment(s)
3 Key Considerations Before Taking your SME Global
As Brexit grinds on and everyone remains unsure what the post-EU trading landscape will look like from the Britain’s perspective, UK SMEs are taking matters into their own hands.
Team GIC
26/06/2018 06:06 - Comment(s)
Why and how SMEs need to know how to forecast cash flow
In business, the present can often seem like the most important thing. In any organisation, there is a huge amount to do day-to-day and if things are going well, then it can seem like everything is on the right course.
Team GIC
02/06/2018 09:29 - Comment(s)
How could the interest rate rises impact on SMEs?
Whether an SME is just starting out or is well-established, it’s important that they always pay close attention to interest rates and consider how they might affect them both now and in the long-term.
Team GIC
15/05/2018 08:35 - Comment(s)
How are UK housebuilders benefiting from the alternative lending industry?
It’s no secret that the housing crisis in the UK is one that has been getting progressively worse for a number of years, with the Prime Minister stating that it was her personal mission to ‘fix’ the situation towards the end of last year.
Team GIC
11/05/2018 07:22 - Comment(s)
Should SMEs be just as concerned about cyber security as larger enterprises?
While cyber criminals are wreaking havoc for large corporations, small businesses would be foolish to consider themselves immune from the threats of cyber-crime.
Team GIC
04/05/2018 07:24 - Comment(s)
The main developments in AI in 2018 and what SMEs really need to know 
It’s the new technological frontier set to take over the world and businesses as we know them, so what’s really in store for Artificial Intelligence this year?
Team GIC
03/05/2018 07:19 - Comment(s)
A guide to registering a trade mark 
For SMEs that are just starting out, the benefits of trademarks and the value that they possess is not to be ignored.
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02/05/2018 07:33 - Comment(s)
4 ways that failing to get on board with automation will cost your business 
SMEs that are static and fail to adapt to the ever-changing business market that they are operating in are likely to be left behind.
Team GIC
01/05/2018 07:56 - Comment(s)
Things to consider when buying a shop 
Buying a shop has both benefits and drawbacks for new business owners. It’s a fair bet that if the previous shop owner has reaped success with the location you may also fare well and often there will be trained staff and suppliers already established.
Team GIC
26/04/2018 05:01 - Comment(s)
A guide to the sources of finance you can use to start a business 
For most new businesses that fail, the reasoning behind their collapse has something to do with cash flow problems.
Team GIC
23/04/2018 11:35 - Comment(s)

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