Forums Business Productivity & Profitability Twitter Chat Analysis

Forums Business Productivity & Profitability Twitter Chat Analysis

On Monday 26th June, the Forum held a Twitter chat on the subject of business productivity and profitability. Here are the findings collated from those involved, supported by the tweets from the participants. Improvement in business productivity and growth in profitability are two major drivers for UK small and micro businesses. To dig deeper on […]

Providing our members with the best tax protection cover for their business

Providing our members with the best tax protection cover for their business

Did you know that all Forum members spend considerably less than the average company spends of £6,570 that non-members pay in dealing with tax investigations? All companies that join the Forum have tax protection as part of their membership, saving small businesses thousands of pounds a year by not having to pay for a duplicate policy elsewhere. Every member […]

Keeping UK companies competitive

Keeping UK companies competitive

If UK companies are to be competitive then they need to able to benefit from deregulation or better regulation. Let us know your views on your subject by completing our quick and brief questionnaire. It is clear that a new paradigm is needed for smarter regulation and deregulation. When businesses who trade internationally are prepared to vote […]

Businesses Need to know about Changes to BAC’s Internet Security in taking Payments

Businesses Need to know about Changes to BAC’s Internet Security in taking Payments

Bacs having responsibility for the clearing and settlement of UK auto payment methods such as Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit as well as the delivery services for 3rd party services such as Cash ISA Transfer Service and the development of the switch service. With more than 110 billion transactions have been debited or credited to […]

An Exclusive offer for Forum of Private Business Members in partnership with Local Businesses for Sale Directories

An Exclusive offer for Forum of Private Business Members in partnership with Local Businesses for Sale Directories

Local Businesses for Sale are committed to providing local businesses low cost, high quality business directory advertising in their target areas. Local Businesses for Sale is an online directory, 85% of consumers use the internet to find a local business.  Local Businesses for Sale Directories are simple to use, with clear navigation and a fresh […]

We are #openforbusiness

We are #openforbusiness

Micro Biz Matters Day showed entrepreneurs giving advice to micro businesses however it has been the overwhelming financial support and community spirit that has helped micro businesses to reopen after December’s devastating floods. Friday 8th January 2016 was Micro Biz Matters Day which involved micro businesses giving eight minutes to share advice or do something […]

Amplifying the voice of business to improve anti-money laundering supervision for all

Amplifying the voice of business to improve anti-money laundering supervision for all

Since the Business Secretary’s announcement, we have been calling on firms across the country to tell us where anti-money laundering guidance and supervision is unclear, ineffective and therefore holding businesses back. As a global financial centre, the UK is at the forefront of ensuring effective anti-money laundering regulations are in place. These regulations are essential […]

Does Your Business Offer Apprenticeships?

Does Your Business Offer Apprenticeships?

At the Autumn Statement in 2014 the chancellor George Osbourne announced that from April 2016, employers of apprentices under the age of 25 will no longer need to pay secondary (employer) Class 1 NICs on earnings below the Upper Earnings Limit (UEL). The consultation exercise to define the meaning of “relevant apprentice” for the purpose of the […]

Do You Business Network?

Do You Business Network?

Networking your business means you have to be out there speaking to people on a regular basis about your business and to be positive and upbeat.  The essentials of business networking is about doing something each week that is a focus on networking for your business growth. Plan, Focus and be Consistent Business networking is […]

Small businesses should be at heart of government’s agenda, says Forum

Small businesses should be at heart of government’s agenda, says Forum

The Forum of Private Business is calling on a future government to protect the interests of small businesses regardless of the result.   Launching its own Manifesto for Small Business, the Forum has highlighted the importance of establish a regulator and code of conduct to oversee the relationship between suppliers and retailers, a freeze on […]

Spring clean your small business

Spring clean your small business

Spring is typically a time we clean out our houses, open the windows and brush the dust away, but the same principle can be applied to our businesses. Declutter your digital life With email, smart phones and social media making it easier to do business from anywhere, they’re also making it more difficult to switch […]

Forum of Private Business responds to the Autumn Statement

Forum of Private Business responds to the Autumn Statement

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Phil Orford MBE, Chief Executive at the Forum of Private Business, said: “The Chancellor was keen to provide a much-needed boost for Britain’s small businesses and there were some positive measures in today’s speech which will go a long way to helping reduce costs and improving business confidence. Whether […]

Legal Expenses Insurance

Legal Expenses Insurance

From the 1st January 2015, as a member of the Forum, you’re covered by a leading insurance policy which has been negotiated to provide your business with comprehensive protection against the most common legal pitfalls experienced by small businesses. It is supported by a helpline backed by one of the UK’s leading law firms. The […]

Infographic: Why small firms need the right environment to grow

Infographic: Why small firms need the right environment to grow

  Please feel free to share the infographic on your own blog using the code below: <a href=”http://www.fpb.org/efficiency”><img src=”https://www.fpb.org/sites/default/files/fpb-infographic-small-business-growth.jpg” /></a> In the latest Referendum ballot, we asked Forum members for their views on rising business costs. Find out what they told us in the infographic below, plus find more tips to save money and grow […]