Click here JB recruitment tips March 2017 for Jayne’s advice on how to recruit effectively for your business
Recruitment top tips
Nobody really knows about the rewards and perils of running their own small business unless they have actually done it themselves. Wendy Johnstone took the plunge 2.5 years ago to set up Wendy Johnstone Ltd, providing virtual admin support and virtual operations support to businesses, and despite some tough challenges, she has powered through and now finds herself as a finalist for three prestigious local business awards!
If you ever needed inspiration to make that leap you’ve always dreamed of and are interested in a fabulous offer on one of her Ideas and Support sessions, click on her story below:
It’s nearly that time of year again… Most of us look forward to summer as the best time of year, but for business-owners it can be a double-edged sword. People go away and so can your turnover. But there are ways to prevent a dip and keep your business on an even keel.
Click below for some tips from Jayne on how to survive the summer holidays as a small business-owner and come out the other side refreshed, not depleted!
If you want to bid for government tenders, you need to be up-to-date on their ‘Cyber Essentials’. Make sure you follow these guidelines so that you don’t fall at the first hurdle. Even if you aren’t planning to apply, Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic cyber hygiene measures which, when properly implemented, can significantly reduce a company’s vulnerability, so it’s worth doing for peace of mind whatever type of business you are doing. Click below for more information.
Instead of bemoaning the quiet period over Christmas, use the time to tackle all those things you never normally get time for so you can start the New Year feeling organised, renewed and ready for business! Click here to read Jayne Bratton’s top tips for maximising your effectiveness at this time of year.
Join our Directors, Jayne and Steven Bratton on Tuesday 6th December at The George Hotel, Baldock (http://www.thegeorgeatbaldock.co.uk/#the-george).
As company Directors, Jayne & Steven feel that there aren’t enough relaxed events to attend for peers to meet up and have a chat whilst enjoying each other’s company. They are proving to be very popular and enjoyable! If you are a business director/business owner please book yourself a place and come along to share ideas and contacts and be with peers who understand (NB: apologies but we require attendees to be one of these categories to ensure directors/owners really do get a chance to talk to their peers – if you don’t want to come on your own, please do bring a guest but they must be a business owner/director)
Date: Tuesday 6th December
Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sit-down
Venue: The George Hotel, Baldock (http://www.thegeorgeatbaldock.co.uk/#the-george)
Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-directors-meal-2016-tickets-29106672842?aff=n
Notes: Pay upfront for your meal: Two Courses for £25 (+ £2.14 eventbrite admin booking fee) or Three Courses for £30 (+£2.45 eventbrite admin booking fee). Once booked, let us know your menu choices.
If you ever doubted that you need Terms and Conditions for your company, think again! If you sell goods or services, you must have a written agreement in place with your clients or customers. Click here to find out why from contract lawyer Kim Whitaker.
– Network with Directors of businesses to share ideas and contacts and connect with business-owners who understand
– Feedback from attendees at previous meals has highlighted that everyone is enjoying the informal, monthly get-together and they are appreciating the opportunity to bond and talk to peers on a social level
– Aimed at entrepreneurial Directors of small-medium sized businesses (typically these will have 6-100 staff and a turnover of £100k to £5 million) – business owners of similar sized companies to yours who have a genuine entrepreneurial mind-set
– No hidden costs. Pay the upfront deposit (£10 plus an Eventbrite admin fee of £1.21).
NB: November event we are required to pay the cost of the meal upfront (2 courses: £26.50 plus £2.23 admin booking fee, or 3 courses: £35 plus £2.76 admin booking fee).
On the night just pay for what you eat and drink (unless food paid for upfront). The deposit will be taken off the cost of your meal.
Date: Tuesday 11th October
Venue: The Cricketers, Weston, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 7DA Link: www.thecricketersweston.co.uk
Time: Meet at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sit-down
Book via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-directors-meal-2016-tickets-27875904581?aff=n
Date: Tuesday 15th November
Venue: Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel, Letchworth Lane, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3NP
Time: Meet at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm sit-down
Book via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-directors-meal-2016-tickets-27875166373?aff=n