Tag Archives: UK Business

Creating your own Terms & Conditions

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Making sure you have legally-binding terms and conditions when signing up with a new customer or client is vital for a small business. Here are a few things to consider when creating them

Getting a client to sign on the dotted line can be a tricky business. And it might seem like the wrong time to be throwing pages of legal Terms & Conditions (T&Cs) at them.
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What you can gain from being an intern


Being an intern can sound like a thankless task – doing the hard work for little or no pay. But there’s plenty you can learn from your stint on the bottom rung of the career ladder.

Interns can get a hard time of it – little to no pay, often looked down upon by the office, and made to do the jobs no one else wants. But for some industries, an internship can be a vital step in progressing your career.
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The Apprentice: Negotiation and shopping

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Spoiler alert!

Week 3, with two down and sixteen to go the third episode saw hopefuls meet in the tunnels beneath Dover Castle. They congregated in a small hall facing Karren Brady and Claude Littner with Lord Sugar nowhere to be seen. The lights dimmed and as if from one of the candidate’s nightmares a projection of The Lord himself loomed on a huge screen before them.

The teams stayed the same for this challenge where the aim was to buy all the items on a shopping list at the best price. Half of each team would be sent to France and the other half would be staying in Dover the teams had to decide who to send where and which items from the list each half of the team would be shopping for.

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UK business numbers continue to grow


The number of private sector businesses in the UK has reached a new record high.

According to the latest statistics from the Department for Business & Skills, there are now 4.9 million companies in the country, with a combined annual turnover of £3.3 trillion.

The boost is largely down to the number of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have been launched over the past 12 months.

SMEs now account for 99.9 per cent of all firms in the UK – responsible for the employment of 14.4 million people.

Just over 99 per cent of SMEs employed 50 people or less.

The figures also represent an increase of more than ten per cent to the business population in the last three years.

Around 127,000 new enterprises have been launched since the start of 2013, although that figure has been offset slightly with the closure of 26,000 companies in that period.

Posted by the Secret Businessman