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Inspira, breathing life into business

April 2015



Spring is all about new beginnings. It’s a time of growth and renewal, re-birth and re-invention as the long, dark days of winter become a distant memory. The business cycle is no different. The beginning of the new financial year heralds a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start.

This issue is all about taking a fresh look at your business and putting in place new, invigorating strategies to drive business growth and boost the bottom line. With the economy on the up and business confidence levels rising, it’s important to get out of survival mode and have the confidence to think about the future. Those businesses that fail to seize the day risk being left trailing behind the competition.

We also give you our tips on how to spring clean your finances to ensure you are on top of your cash flow situation and stay in control this financial year. And we take a look at the latest legislation on shared parental leave which represents a new dawn for working parents (not to mention a bit of a balancing act for employers).

Feast after famine: how to drive growth

The economy is heading in the right direction and business confidence is growing but just how ready is your business to take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the upturn? Now is the time to move up a gear and look at driving growth. Find out how here.  

Give your business finances a spring clean

The sun is shining and the long, dark days of winter already seem a distant memory. It’s the perfect time to make a fresh start and kick start your business with a spring clean from top to bottom. Read our tips on getting your ‘house’ in order this year.

The great balancing act: family versus business

There is real momentum now behind the Government’s policy to introduce more family-friendly working practices to encourage more parents to stay in the workforce. While this is a really positive step it can be difficult for businesses to achieve the right balance. Here we take a look at the issue.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain, American author and humourist

Some useful articles we have read over the past few months…

Know the difference between strategy, implementation and execution

Bring the WOW into your work environment

Building your brand: how to project a powerful personal image

Useful background to the Children and Families Act 2014