Category Archives: Michael Carter

How important are small businesses to the UK economy?

In the last ten years in the UK the number of SME’s – ie those with 249 or fewer employees – has grown by 31% whilst the number of big boys has fallen by 12%. So if you are the … Continue reading

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Put me down as against

Have you ever stopped to notice but for each yea sayer there’s also a noe? Or more collectively for each pro-something, there’s an anti-something? A while back it was a commonly held belief that fox-hunting wasn’t something we should do … Continue reading

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Top ten start-up tips

GOING INTO BUSINESS – TOP TEN Going into business for oneself can be the most rewarding step you could ever take. However there are a few things I think you really should consider: 1. It’s going to take twice as … Continue reading

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Start-ups – real help?

Authors of start-up books assume too much. Because something is, as our US cousins put it, motherhood and apple pie to them, they assume their audience knows it too. But with start-ups it’s different. Certainly the starter-upper is probably well … Continue reading

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Can we change financial reporting for ever?

I think over time, the Annual Report has become a dumping ground for company bound legislation of varying sorts – in the same way really, that over history (until 2006 Companies Act) the Company Secretary became the legal dog for … Continue reading

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