SMEs face a constantly changing marketplace when it comes to raising commercial finance. With banks lacking the appetite to lend, or constantly changing their credit policies, there has never been a more confusing time for business owners.
You are probably familiar with this saying and as a business owner, you may well feel that the latest downpour you have to deal with is the introduction of auto enrolment, or workplace pensions. It’s a common sentiment amongst our Members, so to help you, here’s a short ‘must do’ guide to ensure a seamless implementation.
Theodore Roosevelt once said:
"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”
How very apt for today’s employers. We can communicate, engage and connect all we want, but what employees really want to know is that we value them and care about them. And when they know we care, they will listen and perform to their best.
Negotiating a contract should be the tricky part. Once the agreement is made, it should simply be a matter of delivering or receiving the goods or services and getting paid or paying. But, life’s just never that simple. Contracts and agreements run in to problems, disagreements and relationships can breakdown as a result of inconsistent or differing expectations.