There are many
routes to grow a small business but franchising may be one of the best ways to
expand it at a fast pace. If you have a business that is easily replicated and
would like to launch it as a franchise, here are a few things to consider to help
you through the process:
Get your business organised. Think about the process of
precisely how your business works to the small...Read More
Buying into a franchise can be a great opportunity to begin running a profitable business based on a proven business model with support from the franchisor. But despite the benefits of being part of a franchise, there can be some unexpected issues further down the line if you enter the agreement unprepared.
Most franchisors use their standard franchise agreement and state that it is...Read More
Many small businesses in the UK experience the worry of having their cash-flow disrupted by customers not paying on time, or not pay at all.
Incredibly, many small businesses are reluctant to chase bad debt. Research has shown that the majority of those firms who are reluctant to pursue debtors are so because they find the process uncomfortable and confrontational, and don’t want to antagonise...Read More
What a fantastic summer for Crewe!
For the second year running, Tebbitts & Co have been involved in supporting TrAction Crewe, a festival of science, movement and arts which happens every July, drawing thousands of people into Crewe Town Centre.
The event, organised by Crewe Town Council, celebrates the town’s role in shaping the country’s rail, science and engineering...Read More
Maintaining the support of the business community for any major reforms to Apprenticeships is paramount, yet business leaders have shared serious concerns in recent months about the approach of the apprenticeship levy.
The difficulties facing employers of all sizes since the introduction of the levy partly derives from it’s complex process, and the administrative burden it creates for...Read More
What is anti-spam law?
Anti-spam law restricts the sending of unsolicited emails (spam) to individuals. The restrictions on spamming individual subscribers apply not just to consumers, but also sole traders and partnerships because they are still individuals, despite the fact they run a business, and even if your email is within their business capacity.
Although, it is still possible for...Read More
Every business should consider putting shareholder or a partnership agreement in place, depending on your ownership structure. It is important to have some protection and agreed procedures to resolve a shareholder matter or dispute on an unforeseen situation.
A shareholder agreement is a simple agreement that can be amended from time to time as a business grows and new shareholders are...Read More
Every business should consider putting shareholder or a partnership agreement in place, depending on your ownership structure. Even though there is no legal requirement in the UK to have a formal shareholders agreement, companies with more than one shareholder should consider putting one in place. It is important to have some protection and agreed procedures to resolve a shareholder’s matter...Read More
If you have paid an employment tribunal fee between 29 July 2013 to 26 July 2017, you can now apply for a refund. Applications can be made online or by downloading the applicable form and sending it by email or post to Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). If HMCTS agrees that a refund is due the amount will be transferred to the applicant’s bank account plus 0.5% interest.