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Thorough communication with your bank is crucial to securing business funding

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How to secure funding for your hospitality business

In today’s environment, how can a growing business be sure that it’s in the best possible position to secure much-needed financing? Mike Saul, Head of Hospitality and Leisure at Barclays Corporate explains how to access finance in the changing world of...

Changes to staff shifts are restricted by contractual terms

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What are employer and employee rights when management changes?

Management change in the hospitality sector often comes along with a new approach to employee shifts and benefits. But what rights do employers and employees have in this situation? Caroline Essex, employment specialist at the law firm Davenport Lyons,...

A well-prepared and well-researched business plan is crucial to secure funding

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How to write an effective business plan

With most banks seeing hospitality as a high risk sector, a business plan is a critical document that potential lenders will interrogate in depth. Shirley Smith, a partner at hospitality business advisers Reeves, highlights key points that will improve...

E-procement makes ordering simpler and faster

How to beat the challenges of e-procurement

E-procurement can be quite daunting for businesses used to traditional telephone ordering. But with an open mind and the right know-how to overcome the challenges, e-procurement can have great benefits for your business. Christian Berthelsen, CTO at Fourth...

How to increase bookings through a hotel website

How to increase bookings through a hotel website

With 45 per cent of all hotel bookings currently made on the internet, it is more important than ever for hotels to optimise their online presence. Sam Trainor-Buckingham, marketing director at Ignite Hospitality tells BigHospitality readers how they...

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