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It’s not possible to do everything yourself - and it isn’t good for employee satisfaction either. Here’s how to delegate tasks successfully. Review each task on your to-do list. Consider
Not sure how to support your employees’ development with regular performance reviews? Our checklist tells you how to carry out an appraisal. Schedule regular appraisals for each employee. Aim for
Good communication is key if you want to help your staff feel fulfilled and do the best job possible. Read our list of points to consider. Give employees the information
Your business might be entitled to claim a grant if it carries out eligible projects or operates in a particular area. Here’s how to identify a scheme and apply for
A helpful checklist on drawing up your business budget, including what to put in it and who to involve in the process. Involve employees who will be responsible for the
Staying on top of your finances is vital if you want your business to succeed. Read our handy hints on controlling your budget. Make sure the budget you have prepared
Your prices can have a dramatic effect on sales and profits. The right prices need to be low enough to be competitive while still being high enough to protect your
Cycling enthusiast Nick Hussey felt there wasn’t enough clothing that was both practical and stylish for recreational cyclists. So he partnered up with investors and launched Vulpine in spring 2012.