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Business Owners: Raise Your Region’s Profile

Business Owners: Raise Your Region’s Profile

Businesses that have helped improve their local community have been called on to enter the Enterprising Britain awards for a chance to raise the profile of enterprise in their region. The awards recognise the most enterprising locations across the UK, but firms that have helped create jobs, support other businesses, or nurture entrepreneurial talent can enter on behalf of their region to draw national attention to the work they have done. The winning town or area will receive PR support from Enterprising Britain and an accredited logo for merchandising and publicity materials. This year, eligible businesses can enter one or more of five categories: Enterprise Culture Driving Entrepreneurial Skills Business Support and Start-up Global Entrepreneurship Social Cohesion Criteria for each of th... »

Employers Offered Free Redundancy Advice

Employers Offered Free Redundancy Advice

Employers who may be forced to make redundancies this autumn can now get free support following the launch of an online redundancy advice service, by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). While mainly aimed at employees, the Dr Redundancy service also offers a range of tools and support for business owners, including a legal advice telephone helpline, as well as access to free counselling and guidance on how to adapt the business following staff redundancies.     Employers are also encouraged to use the service as a means of support for staff being made redundant or those who are at risk of losing their jobs.  CMI chief executive, Ruth Spellman, said that in the current economic climate, redundancy was a reality that many employers and employees had had come to term... »

Business Owners Prime Targets for Identity Fraud

As previously reported, owners of small businesses are two-and-a-half times more likely to be targeted by identity fraudsters than the average UK resident, according to credit monitoring firm Experian. The situation is even worse for business owners employing more than 50 people â?? according to the Experian research, they are a worrying five-and-a-half times more susceptible than the average person to this kind of fraud. »