What is a patent and how do I apply for one?
If you’ve designed a new product or process that you believe is unique you may want to protect your invention by taking out a patent. But what exactly is a patent, what level of protection does it offer, and how easy is it to apply for one?
What is jury service and how will it affect my business?
Jury service is seen as an important civic duty in the UK and is a key feature of our legal system. With few exceptions, anyone between the ages of 18 and 70 who is living in the UK and on the electoral register can be selected at random for jury service.
How to write a business plan for your limited company
A business plan doesn’t have to be a hefty document and definitely shouldn’t be long-winded, especially if you’re trying to persuade your bank to fund your enterprise, attract new investors, or motivate staff.
Pension auto enrolment – a guide for small company owners
As a business owner, you are probably aware that you must automatically enrol any employees into a workplace pension scheme. Here we look at how the new pension rules work, and explain why many small companies are exempt. Who needs to be enrolled on the scheme? There are several criteria you should consider when determining […]
What are business angels, and how can I secure investment?
When you’re first starting out in business, finding new sources of income is often difficult – but seeking the backing of a business angel may offer good solution.