Ross Golightly, Managing Director of Sphera Consulting, shares some insights on how to grow your business to the next level.

Adhere to these 6 intellectual property (IP) rules in your product development activities to ensure that you are able to benefit fully from the resulting product:

There are two ways to run a more profitable business. You can increase revenue, or you can decrease costs. With energy being a significant component of most businesses overheads, why not find ways of using less? We believe this is easier than you think and would like to explain why.

When setting up in business, the temptation is often to work alone, taking on every role imaginable to get the business launched, the work rolling in and the job done. However, just because you're a sole trader, it doesn't mean that you should work alone. In fact, the opposite is true.

Are you thinking about becoming ISO certified? This article is provided to help you learn more about how being ISO certified can help your business.

In the first part of this article I discussed email systems, rapid process improvement and the need for routines. This concluding part looks at the remaining four problems I see on a regular basis that adversely affect productivity in the office.

Over the last ten years I have seen a number of recurring themes that affect how much work gets done during the working day. This short article looks at the three of the seven common problems I witness on a regular basis. The other four common problems are covered in a separate article (Part II). Each section includes several steps that you can try and test so that you can avoid the same pitfalls.

If you’re preparing to grow your North East based business, find out how funding can help and the key steps to get the funding you need.

Debt is one of the realities of business. Even if your customers pay within the allocated terms, it's your business that is carrying the risk. Many businesses avoid thinking about debt until they are in a position where they are faced with a potentially ruinous situation of a large debt and insufficient capital to keep the business operational.

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