The vital role of IP due diligence in the assessment of company value

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

Analysis is critical to prevent an over or under estimate, says Jodie Albutt

With IP such a vital part of a company's worth, Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, explains why due diligence is a crucial step in going about securing a valuation.

Employee Ownership Trusts could prove valuable for succession planning

John Lewis has shown how employee ownership can be executed

For businesses considering a share scheme, or are pondering a succession or exit, Lesley Stalker, tax partner at accountancy firm RJP, presents the benefit of Employee Ownership Trusts.

Deflect crime on your business premises

Here, we look at some anti-burglar measures to take for your business. 

What has good hygiene got to do with good business? 

Dangerous germs are not only confined to the bathroom in an office space

Simple steps such as equipping bathrooms with suitable hand washing facilities can help cut absenteeism rates.

Greet high flyers the right way with your entrance

First impressions are key when it comes to attracting new customers and keeping the ones already secured.

Why should you turn your business green? 

Big corporates are seeing the benefits of integrating green strategies

The upsides to adopting a green-first approach to business include attracting customers, cutting costs and a feel-good factor.

The Patent Box and tax relief incentives for research and development

Jason Stevens, patent attorney at Dehns, gives an outline of how the Patent Box and R&D tax reliefs work as well as explaining why both may be available to businesses that don’t even realise it.

The top 10 office spaces in London

London has experienced a rapid commercial development increase recently

Given the run of sunshine we’ve had so far this summer, no one really wants to be stuck inside their office. Unless, of course, it’s an office that doesn’t really feel like an office at all, an office that, quite successfully, pretends that it’s something else entirely – a café perhaps, or even a gallery. 

What entrepreneurs and owners of fast-growth businesses look for from new hires

Recruiting for fast-growth businesses is a key component to maintaining development, but is a task fraught with issues involving time, talent pool, resources and intuition.

How to pick the right business mobile phone contract

Business phones provide a range of tools for a mobilised workforce

As pricing competition heats up, we speak with Compare Business Phones founder and CEO Ashley Bailey to find out what entrepreneurs and owners should be looking for when it comes to selecting the right mobile phone contract.

Ten tips for creating a useful and successful enterprise app

Matt Hunt, business development manager at enterprise app developer Apadmi, provides advice as to how to develop a successful enterprise app.

How Google’s right to be forgotten will impact 

In light of recent European legislation, Christopher Coughlan, solicitor at Ashfords, examines what the impact and scope of the right to be forgotten movement will be.

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