small business planning

UK Businesses Could be Losing Out on Savings of £1bn

Failure to adopt effective approach to facilities management could be costing small businesses approximately £120,000 Small businesses could be losing out on collective savings of £1bn as research reveals that 26% of organisations are failing to manage their facilities effectively. The research, conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and featuring 707 private and public firms, found that businesses not taking a strategic approach to facility management are costing themselves an average of £120,000. Facility management involves purposefully coordinating a business’ premises, people, and resources; and according to the RICS’ findings the hesitation to invest time and money in creating a strategic facilities management plan is the main reason why companies are missin... »

Business Planning

A quick guide for Chief Executives and Management teams in Small and Medium-sized Companies. This short business guide is designed to enable the management teams of small and medium-sized firms to start work right away on the preparation of a meaningful business plan. It is practical and pragmatic, encouraging the reader to use the business plan as an on-going tool – not just something to take to the bank manager when seeking additional finance. In this business advice article we discuss: What is a Business Plan? Possibly the most important question you will ask and your business will already have the answer Getting Started on your Business Plan Setting your business objectives and focusing on the practical outcomes of your plan Information Gathering for your Plan A handy list of FAQ... »