Opinion – Page 10

  • Chris Jones is the founder of the Knot Agency

    Do you set goals and objectives?


    In a Harvard Business School study on goal setting and success, 84% did not have goals, 13% had goals in their mind, whilst only 3% had written goals.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD of ADPR

    Marketing trends to watch out for


    As we ease ourselves into 2019, let’s look at some of this year’s key marketing trends, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • Helen Thornley is a technical officer at the Association of Taxation Technicians

    Dressing for the occasion


    There are many reasons why employers want to give staff a uniform, writes Helen Thornley.

  • Chris Jones is founder of the Knot Agency

    Hit the reset button


    As a fresh new year approaches, we get ready to hit the reset button. January 1 brings new budgets and activation of plans, alongside renewed inspiration and energy levels, writes Chris Jones.

  • David Melville is sales manager, specialist applications at Fischer Panda UK

    Person Behind the Face - David Melville


    How I got into this industry…Pure luck. A row with my girlfriend at the time, fed up with me moaning about my lot, threw the London Evening Standard at me and said: ‘do something about it’. So I did, and got a job with Henry Browne & Son Ltd, makers ...

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Digital tax will be taxing


    By the end of March 2019, businesses will need to have prepared for what many consider to be the biggest change for years in how they deal with HMRC. The change has nothing to do with Brexit, instead it comes from what HMRC calls Making Tax Digital – MTD.

  • Alexis Eyre is head of marketing at launch marketing agency Five by Five

    Person Behind the Face - Alexis Eyre


    How I got into this industry… I quit working in the London media world and headed to Australia for eight months. While temping in Sydney, I did my Day Skipper and moved to the Whitsundays, as a hostess on backpacker boats. That inspired me to return to the UK and ...

  • Dan Levy is the Overboard MD

    Person Behind the Face - Dan Levy


    How I got into this industry…My father was a keen sailor so I grew up boating. After university I worked in textile manufacturing but left that and started sailing again.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is ADPR MD

    How to network like a pro


    Networking can be hugely beneficial – it can help expand your client base, find a new job or build a professional network. Whether you see yourself as a networking natural or the thought makes your blood run cold, below are some simple tips to make networking easier, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance journalist

    Consumer law and returns policies


    Consumer law changed three years ago with the introduction of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Chris Jones is founder of The Knot Agency

    Customer relationship management: a waste of time?


    Customer relationship management is an often overlooked, but fundamental business activity, writes Chris Jones. It takes time to create detailed customer records and populate a sales pipeline, but this vital task provides the backbone for sales and marketing efforts.

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance financial journalist

    Being positive about the unthinkable


    The unthinkable never happens - right? Well sadly, that isn’t always the case, writes Adam Bernstein. While we don’t suffer from earthquakes and tsunamis, we are not immune from other threats.

  • Hannah Cash is the founder of YachtingLawyers

    Person Behind the Face - Hannah Cash


    How I got into this industry…Growing up in Cornwall, I loved everything to do with the sea. I studied Maritime Law and worked in London. When I purchased my first barge I looked for help to mortgage the vessel, find moorings, deal with the sale (very similar to property conveyance) ...

  • Angharad Lynn is a solicitor in the private client team at law firm VWV

    Business owners should make a Will


    Around 60% of the population has no Will and if you die without a Will your estate will be passed on according to the intestacy rules, writes Angharad Lynn.

  • Kate O'Sullivan is MD at ADPR

    Communications activity measurement


    One hot topic is how to tackle evaluation and measurement of campaigns, writes Kate O''Sullivan.

  • Paul Singer is founding director of Yachting Brokers

    Person Behind the Face - Paul Singer


    How I got into this industry…My father started as an office boy for a shipbroker, ending up as MD for a large US ship brokerage company. We had a holiday home in Polruan where we all learnt to sail. When he retired he bought a Salcombe-based charter company Blue Water ...

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants

    Starting a business


    Starting a business requires juggling many issues, as well as keeping an eye on the longer-term business vision, keeping tax costs to a minimum and complying with numerous regulatory matters, writes Fleur Lewis.

  • Liz Baugh is lead medical consultant at Red Square Medical

    Person Behind the Face - Liz Baugh


    How I got into this industry…I served as a medic in the Royal Navy on board warships, then ashore as a medical designated person ashore and with the Royal Marines. After I left the military, I started at Warsash Maritime Academy as an associate lecturer. I qualified as an HSE ...

  • Adam Bernstein is a freelance journalist

    Money for nothin’?


    Wouldn’t it be great to be given free – or low cost – business help? Firms prepared to search will find that there is plenty available; they just need to narrow down the options, writes Adam Bernstein.

  • Fleur Lewis is a partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants

    Making VAT Digital: are you ready?


    With only a few months to go before VAT registered businesses have to keep digital records and use computer software to file their VAT returns online, it is time to prepare for the digital changeover, writes Fleur Lewis.