Generally there are two occasions when a Business Plan will be produced for a trading business - we're going to look at the reasons and what you should be including in your plan.

Raising funding for a startup is hard. There's no question about it: raising capital from angel investors or venture capitalists is a huge hurdle for almost every startup out there.

Every business should have a cash flow forecast so that it can project the amount of money coming into the business (inflow) and the amount of money leaving the business (outflow). Your cash flow will help you to identify peaks and troughs in your finances. Used effectively it is a valuable tool for your business. A cash flow forecast usually covers a 12 month period for smaller businesses, larger businesses may need to produce one for three or even five years.

The work-life balance is one of the hardest things to get right, especially when you're trying to start, grow or develop a business.  Here are ten things that you can look at to make a start.

We all at some point need to get people to do things for us, and some people find it hard to achieve the end result. Here are 5 simple steps to getting people to do things, without looking like Attila the Hun.

More and more, companies are looking to establish a coaching culture within their organisation. In times of increasing scepticism surrounding traditional performance appraisals, with market-leading companies like Accenture, Adobe and Deloitte having already abandoned them, there is a drive to move towards continuous methods of evaluation and performance tuning, with feedback and support provided on a day-to-day level.

Now we know that there are many mixed opinions on HR – is it beneficial or is it just a waste of time and money. In this article we explore the relevant issues.

It had long been a dream of mine to walk to Intupinku (the Sun Gate) to get my first glimpse of the great Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Yet nothing had prepared me for the majesty and beauty of the place and its magnificent setting – it was truly awe inspiring!

In celebration of all things baking and cooking we thought we would share our wisdom about the perfect recipe for being a great sales person. Oh and not forgetting that we love cakes too!

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