I would not attempt for legal and technical reasons to go into the maze of legislation and options related to pensions and pension planning.  This is a job for the specialists and I would urge extreme caution before considering any of the issues below. The SSAS (Small Self-Administered Scheme) is a piece of pension legislation … More ON PENSION BUILDING


No matter how small a company it is important to have a very clear distinction between the different roles and responsibilities of the various groups involved in a company i.e. shareholders directors and the management team. Even though there will be instances where the same people will have responsibilities in each group, if there is … More ON BOARD STRUCTURE


Mission – The mission statement of a company should contain the very essence of your business philosophy. It should not be just a bland statement that gets put in the reception. The mission statement not only defines what the company is committed to become, but “why” it is striving for this mission. The statement should unite … More ON MISSION AND VALUES


The chances are that, if you are running your own business, you are fundamentally an entrepreneur and instinctive marketeer. There are as many definitions of the term marketing as there are management gurus. My particular favourite is, “Marketing is the process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably”, i.e. marketing is in fact … More ON MARKETING