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A beginner's guide to running a business

A beginner's guide to running a business

Many people would like to start their own business and have a lot of good ideas regarding the business offering. However, unless they have previously ran a business, they will more than likely be unsure about how to manage it on a daily basis. This article provides a beginner's guide to running a business.
What is a company seal?

What is a company seal?

A company seal is a design used to emboss a document with a company’s serial number and name to make an impression of validity. Many companies use a company seal as a sign of legal authenticity of the documents that it issues to people. Company seals are mostly used when the company is issuing highly important legal bidding documents.
Top five business journals in the UK

Top five business journals in the UK

Are you a small or big business owner in the United Kingdom? Are you interested in financial and business news? In any case, you definitely need a reliable source of information. Read the following article and find out all the interesting facts that you need to know about the top five journals in the United Kingdom.
Where to find a free calendar template

Where to find a free calendar template

Sometimes, there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. Things get forgotten, appointments missed, your children's various games and lessons fit into an already busy day. Fortunately, there are free calendar templates that you can use that can help you to organise your day, week, month and year. Best yet, they are free (which is something that's worth repeating).
How to form an LLC

How to form an LLC

The concept of the LLC is attributed "to the German law of 1892." However, it may be argued that the State of Pennsylvania already passed a similar law in 1874. Each company that enacted the LLC law included simular characteristics: the words "Limited" in the name of the company, the business has "a full juristic personality", a member of the company could control who joins the company, the firms could be dissolves when a member dies. This form of company exists nowadays. You can form your own now.
Grant writing secrets for beginners

Grant writing secrets for beginners

Writing a grant proposal for your business, your non-profit organisation or your education can be a daunting task. But if you are armed with just a few grant-writing secrets, the whole process be more successful than you ever thought possible.
How to get free business grants

How to get free business grants

Business grants are available from the government, the European Union, local authorities, and charitable organisations. Grants are different from start-up or expansion loans, as they are offered to businesses for free and usually do not need to be repaid. Understandably then, obtaining a grant is difficult and businesses will often have to meet very specific criteria to be considered.
A guide to the directory of social change funding

A guide to the directory of social change funding

The Directory of Social Change Funding is an independent charity which helps the voluntary sector help charities to achieve their goals by providing comprehensive training. Since their beginnings in 1974, the DSC have been running courses and publishing material on topics such as fundraising, management, organisational and personal development, finance and law.
How to set up a coffee cart business

How to set up a coffee cart business

Setting up a coffee cart business or even a small coffee kiosk can provide you with a decent monthly passive income. An on-the-go coffee shop is a perfect fit for today's fast-paced lifestyle. Nevertheless, there are still several things that you should look into before setting up your coffee cart business.
What is change management?

What is change management?

The external and internal environmental conditions are very vital in business change. Every businessman understands that they cannot afford to ignore these aspects. Change management ensures that businesses act in response to the environment which they operate in. Change is, therefore, an aspect of management that human resource professionals view as a core role.
How to register a business in the UK

How to register a business in the UK

Businesses are of many types - sole proprietorships, limited and unlimited companies, partnerships and many more. Whatever the business type, UK laws demand that every business be registered to ensure compliance with tax requirements and other essential provisions. Registering a business in the UK can be done at Companies House offices or online upon payment of a small fee to company registration agencies.
What are the uses of a magnet board

What are the uses of a magnet board

Magnetic boards have revolutionised the way in which information is relayed in offices, schools and even at home. They have been well embraced for the replacement of old chalk boards. Magnetic boards are less hazardous especially for the asthmatic people who easily get irritated by chalk dust. Magnetic boards have found so many uses in the modern day society.
A guide to understanding the art of negotiation

A guide to understanding the art of negotiation

The art of negotiation is extremely complicated and difficult to master. Negotiations play an important role in the success of a business firm. For this reason, most businesses structure their own negotiations training in order to empower their managers and sales people.
How to get Investors in People (IIP) status

How to get Investors in People (IIP) status

Investors in People is a standard of prestige in business, and it helps organisations to improve their business performance. The frameworks specified within the standard outline what a business needs to achieve in order to obtain the status. This article will explain how to get Investors in People status, the assessment procedure and benefits of holding the status.
A guide to becoming self employed

A guide to becoming self employed

Many people have plans of becoming self employed at some point in their working lives, for many it remains just a dream while others go down the road to becoming their own boss and working the hours they want to work. For anyone wanting to know how to become self employed, follow this guide.