With the accessibility of modern PCs, phones, laptops and tablets, there has been more stress put on offices and businesses to go ‘paperless’. This essentially results in workplaces printing as little as possible, and with technology available now that even allows electronic signatures, there’s just no need to print large documents. But the big question is, of course, is all of this safe?
The office space you inhabit in the first few years of your startup may not be the Ritz, but we’ve found that a combination of instilling company culture, nailing the essentials and a sense of collaboration can be key to making the most of your surroundings. It won’t be long until you look back on this period of time with very fond memories from your roof terrace on the 8th floor!
Parliament has been hung out to dry; following the election on Thursday 8 June, 2017, no political party gained a majority, but the Conservatives did come out on top with 318 (possibly 319 with Kensington still to declare) seats – eight fewer than what is needed for a majority. After almost a full day of talks and deliberation, Theresa May asked the Queen if she could form a government with the backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Relying on the fact that all Tory and DUP MPs will vote in favour of the government, let’s have a look at how this will impact SMEs and businesses starting up.
Starting in 2014, Michelle Shirley has found constant and fulfilling success in her home business, Vin'tag'e. Creating various clay mementoes, Michelle uses her customers’ own pictures and words to personalise each product, providing a rewarding uniqueness. Michelle sat down with us at Smarta.com to talk about her early achievements.
The private investment specialists at Current Capital asked 1,000 British business owners which company milestones mean most to them – and from making their first profit to landing their first big contract, it looks like the UK’s entrepreneurs put plenty of stock in finances.