Commercial insurance

The Importance of Commercial Insurance to Your New Business

In many ways, the existing economic climate in the UK is particularly empowering for small or aspiring business owners. Even though the validity of growth in the housing market and construction sector has been questioned by some, most data sets point to genuine growth and long-term promise for businesses nationwide. Even good news such as this must to be treated with caution, however, as economic growth can never be guaranteed over a prolonged period of time. If you are launching a start-up firm or enjoying your first year of trading, it is therefore crucial that you protect your venture with adequate insurance coverage.…

Office plants

Three Green Ways to Improve the Profitability of Your Business

In 2014, keeping costs low and profits high can often seem at odds with our companies’ need to be green. Despite this unfortunate reality, there are plenty of ways to increase the profitability of your business without causing any damage to the environment. In fact, if you’re smart about it, you can make your office a greener place to by and all the while increase your profits. In other words, although it might not seem like it at first, economic growth of your business and implementation of green ideas go hand in hand.…

Sheet metal machine

Setting up a Used Machines Business: Top Tips

Thinking of setting up a business selling used sheet metal machinery? In many ways, it’s a bankable investment. Contraptions such as bending rollers, press brakes, guillotines or folders are far from cheap. However they’re also a necessary commodity for many factories and areas of industry. So by providing used machines to these outlets via a company such as Clarence Jones, you could stand to make a decent profit, provided of course you play your cards right. Here are two essentials to consider before setting up business.…

Eco friendly office space

Is your Business Eco-friendly? The key to Achieving Sustainability in the Workplace

While the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been fully embraced by large businesses and international corporations, it’s only in recent years that it has begun to influence the thoughts of small and medium sized enterprises in the mainstream. This is most likely to due to the perceived cost of implementing CSR measures and the assumed lack of tangible return it provides, but this outlook is finally starting to change in the wake of new data and reports. Take the fact that 70% of surveyed marketing professionals claimed that CSR was one of their key considerations when choosing a new job role, for example, which suggests that effective CSR strategies can benefit various aspects of small businesses.…

Commercial storage

Investing in Commercial Storage Options: The Key Considerations

Our outlook on life is often dictated by perception, rather than specific facts or logical thinking. While some may suggest that this it is healthy to act on instinct, however, it may be detrimental to your decision making over time and could ultimately impact negatively on your life. This was reflected by an article in This is Money recently, which claimed that 82% of small business owners believe that their venture is too small to be targeted by cyber thieves. This is completely inaccurate, however, and it is a misconception that could cost businesses thousands of pounds.…

Property rental insurance

What Insurance Do You Need For a Property Rental Business?

Property rental is one of those business types that can grow very rapidly, as you buy and rent out more homes to tenants. With rent prices at a very strong level at the moment, it’s not too difficult to be earning a lot more each month than is going out, making this a very successful business proposition if you’ve got the money and credit to get started. Things can still go wrong however, and when they do, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got the backing you need.…

Business insurance

3 Unusual Insurance Products That Your Business May Need

While it is no secret that the UK economy has experienced huge growth in the last eighteen months, the extent of this expansion will surprise many. Most recently, it was reported that the British economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 nation, while low wage rises will also drive interest rates down until the formative part of 2015 at least. According to statistics, British GDP growth will hit 3.1% during the third and fourth financial quarters of 2014, as a result of strong capital investment.…

Manchester, England

Where Should You Be Relocating Your Business to?

Now that the economy is well and truly on the mend and the nation’s finances are above the level of the 2008 slump, your business might be finally starting to think about relocating. With that little bit of extra cash flow on your books, whether you’re a home business thinking about taking the big step of leasing a proper office space, or you’re an already established business with an office looking to up-scale, now could be a good time. There’s one thing that might still be in your way, though: where in the UK is best suited for your company’s needs?…

Extra storage space

The Three Reasons You Might Need Business Storage This Financial Year

2014 has been a strange one for business and individuals all across the UK. With reports that the UK’s economy is finally back to pre-downturn levels (following a six year slump!), many people are claiming that life is back to normal, and business is on the up. Meanwhile, many others have suggested that they’re not feeling the benefit of the UK’s new found prosperity. This turbulence has a number of effects on businesses, and one could be the need for extra storage.…

Office interior

Business 101: Starting Out as a Commercial Interior Designer

While the media may be swamped with news of economic and private sector growth, this does not mean that the UK can look forward to long-term success with any great degree of certainty. More specifically, a teetering real estate market and lack of permanent job opportunities is continuing to undermine the green shoots of economic recovery, so there is reason for small business owners in particular to remain cautious. It is also important to understand the fact that not all industries thrive and prosper, even during periods of wider growth.…

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