WHY GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IS IMPORTANT

With recent, very public governance failures at businesses such as BHS, Carillion and other well-known brands, it is clear that business leaders need to do more in terms of living up to their responsibilities, following best practice, etc.   Good governance is a must for SME’s as well as large listed companies. Corporate governance refers[…]

RANKING ON GOOGLE

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated so how do you keep your firm’s website up to date so that you show up in online searches?   Over the past number of years we have invested in the development of the MMG Archbold website and[…]

NO DEAL BREXIT – WHAT ABOUT VAT?

The Government and HMRC have updated its collection of high-level guides called “partnership packs”, intended to help businesses involved in importing and exporting prepare for changes to customs procedures after 29 March 2019 in the event of a “no deal” scenario. If the UK exits the EU without a deal, UK businesses will have to[…]

MANAGING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses. The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil.   Focus on what you can control As a manager, you can always control your[…]

DOES MONEY REALLY MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES?

We all work to get paid but is money alone enough to motivate your employees?   Regardless of the type of business you run, you need to pay your employees fairly and in line with your competitors. If you don’t pay your people in line with the market, it can act as a de-motivator. However,[…]

KEEP SAFE FROM MALWARE ATTACKS

Recent industry reports from cyber security firms such as McAfee and Kaspersky Lab have identified that mobile malware attacks are becoming increasingly widespread and more sophisticated.   Most business professionals use smartphones these days. These devices are basically small computers and can be infected with malware in a similar way to a PC – usually[…]

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

There is a trend towards businesses that seek to be more sustainable. These firms seek to have a minimal negative impact on the global and local environment, the economy, society and the communities in which they operate.   Sustainable businesses are focused on the long term. They seek to make a positive impact through doing their[…]