News & Views

The latest information regarding Steer Your Business activities as well as small business articles of interest.

Sara Sheppard

Lasting Powers Of Attorney

As a business owner, it is crucial to have a plan in place to ensure that your affairs are managed effectively and efficiently if you become incapacitated or unable to make decisions. One essential document to consider is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). In this article, we will explore the importance of LPAs for […]


Get Your Brand Together: Why You Need a Business Coach to Make Your Personal Brand Stand Out 

So, you’ve decided to start your own business. You have a great idea, some funding, and a passion for what you’re doing. But there’s just one problem: your personal brand is a mess.  Maybe you’ve been trying to do everything yourself, or maybe you’re just not sure where to start. Either way, a business coach […]

Joanne Parker

Are You Regularly Updating Your Messaging?

Never before has clear, concise communication been so important.   After years of turmoil, mixed messages and confusion, I think we all crave honesty, clarity and transparency.   It is good to look internally at the communication you are putting out from your business and check that it is fit-for-purpose and appropriate to the current climate.   We […]

News and Views

Do I need a shareholder agreement? 

A business relationship contract will help manage and regulate the relationship between the owners of a business. As well as recording some formal information, this agreement sets out the rules of engagement between the parties, what each expects from the other, what should happen in certain circumstances e.g., bankruptcy, death, breach of contract, rules regarding […]


Ofgem Proposes Reforms To Power the UK Forward to a Net Zero, Home-Grown Energy System 

Ofgem has put forward a range of potential reforms to reduce Britain’s reliance on expensive gas imports and accelerate the transition towards cleaner, more secure and affordable supplies of home-grown energy. This reflects a world where the economics have changed, and renewable options are increasingly the cost-effective choice.’    Last October, the UK Government pledged to […]


Over Half of Employers Agree That The UK Is Entering a New, More Unstable Period of Employment Relations 

The CIPD is warning employers that choosing not to engage with employee representatives could lead to industrial action   The latest research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, shows that a tight labour market, combined with a cost-of-living crisis and falling wages, could fuel further industrial action in the coming months.  […]