Tags: Business

Jonathan Richards, CEO, breatheHR talks simplicity and HR for SME

Jonathan Richards is the CEO of breatheHR. Set up in 2012 it now has more than 2,000 customers. Richards co-founded the company with Gareth Burrows and focuses on delivering effective simplicity to their customer base. ET:                                          Jonathan, you started breatheHR about five years ago, what is your vision for the company? Jonathan R:                         The primary…

Preparing for investment or exit – are you ready?

I was a panellist in a seminar recently and the topic of discussion was ‘Preparing for investment or exit’. It was very well attended and we had lots of audience engagement. The attendees were a mixture of start-up businesses looking to go to market for funding and more established business looking to prepare for exit.…

Epicor updates iScala and adds iOS app

Epicor has announced the latest release of iScala ERP. Version 3.1 includes a new user interface and several functional improvements. There is also a new iOS mobile app, iScala warehouse manager. iScala is a mid market ERP solution aimed at supporting small to medium companies. It is also targeting subsidiaries of larger corporations in Europe, Asia, Middle…

Starting up a business: Avoid the common mistakes, part 2

This series of blogs hopes to secure your success by avoiding these common mistakes. These are mistakes I have both made and experienced through my clients. My blog last month detailed two common mistakes when setting up a business: not choosing the right advisors and mismanaging cash flow. The next two mistakes are: Poorly drafted,…

Xero helps SMBs turn on tap to let cash flow

Xero has announced integrations with three different financing firms. The news comes at a time when small business are finding the tap for loans is starting to open up. Biz2Credit revealed that the banks are increasing loan approvals, up to 24.1% in February 2017 (2016:22.8%). The new integrations include two companies that offer invoice financing,…

Business Leader Interview Ben Towers, CEO and Founder Tower’s Design

Enterprise Times caught up with Ben Towers, CEO of Towers Design at QBConnect. He participated in a fireside chat there speaking about the challenge of retaining talent in a London commuter town. Towers is 18 years old and has been described by Richard Branson as “one of the UKs most exciting entrepreneurs”. Steve Brooks:                    Could…

Epson creates new paper out of office waste

Epson is showcasing its PaperLab product at CeBIT. The company claims that this is the worlds first compact office papermaking system. It is being targeted at organisations who have a lot of secure paper waste to dispose of. Importantly, this is a dry process that means it can be deployed into office premises quickly. PaperLab…

Business Leader Interview: Paresh Davdra CEO, RationalFX

Paresh Davdra is the co-founder CEO of RationalFX and Xendpay, both are based in London. RationalFX is the UK’s first online foreign exchange service, it has just 108 staff but operates internationally with an annual turnover of over $3 billion. Xendpay is the first Pay-What-You-Want money transfer service with offices in UK, France and Spain.…