Category Archive: Contract

You’ve confirmed a speaking gig but life got in the way, what happens?

It is a nightmare scenario, but as a professional speaker one you have to plan for. You’ve been contacted about an opportunity to speak, you’ve confirmed you are free on that date. You’ve raised and been paid the agreed fee. Everything looks rosy until BOOM you are seriously ill and you have to cancel your […]

5 ways to tell if your business is taking over your life

Do you spend every waking moment thinking about your business; the work you do, daily challenges, not to mention the time spent running the operational side of things. Putting work first is one of the downsides we face when running a successful and growing business. Although your family and friends support you to the end […]

How can you increase your cashflow on blue Monday?

Christmas has been and gone, the decorations put away and everything looks bare and empty. The weather’s cold, drizzly and the mornings are still dark and gloomy. If you turned on the radio or seen any online news today, you probably know today is Blue Monday; the day in the year when we’re supposed to […]

Contracts – best practice, what you should be doing.

Why do I need a contract? If you haven’t got a written agreement between you and the customer there are no rules. It’s as simple as that. Peace of mind because if you haven’t got a contract in place, stating clear terms and conditions at the beginning, you’re leaving your business wide open to misunderstanding […]

Are you prepared for a cashless society in the next decade?

Cashpoints are disappearing. We genuinely are heading towards a cashless society – is your business prepared? It has been reported that the number of cash points will be halved in the next decade as Link moves to remove cash points and replace them with free cash points in supermarkets. Yes this may be related to […]

Unpaid invoices – CCJ or debt collection?

When you’ve tried every other way to collect your money, sometimes the only option left is to go legal. Don’t worry about upsetting your customer because if things have got to this stage, ask yourself if they are type of customer you want to work with? Decide how you’re going to tackle the unpaid debt. […]

What information can you find out at Companies House Beta?

Sometimes you just need a bit of reassurance that the product you ordered will arrive or your new customer is likely to pay you. Before you enter into any contract or place an order, it’s worth doing a simple, free check with Companies House. Back in 2014 Companies House launched a free search service which […]