Find out what is involved in taking on an apprentice, including how to find a scheme and how much to pay apprentices.
To help get you started the Forum of Private Business have put together some of the sources of help and information available to small business when looking to take on an apprentice.
The definition of a marketing strategy is a plan of action which is designed to promote and sell a product or service.
The Forum of Private business has put together this guide on the elements of a marketing strategy and what we believe you need to look at to definite a strategy. This is a long term process and needs to be reviewed on a regular basis as your business develops and grows
Their importance for the economy – exporting, innovation and growth. The Forum’s comprehensive range of insurance and risk management solutions are designed to protect small employers and help them to survive traumatic events. A guide to the Importance of Protecting the UK’s Small Businesses.
The law on workplace pensions has now changed and under the Pensions Act 2008 every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. If you employ at least one person you are an employer and you, therefore, have legal duties to comply with the automatic enrolment.
Most of the time businesses do not break the law knowingly, so staying up to date with legislation, getting the right advice and making good employment decisions is key.
The Forum of Private Business has put together a guide to help you understand your obligations in five steps.