Scanning the business environment: beyond PESTLE

Anthony Haynes writes: A common risk for small businesses, perhaps especially micro-enterprises, is giving insufficient attention to developments outside the business itself and its immediate network. When there is time for planning and reviewing, the temptation is to focus on the business’s own products and processes. Should we review our prices? How can we reduce… Read More

Developing qualifications: how can we involve small businesses?

Anthony Haynes writes: At this week’s Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) national conference, a major theme was the role of employers as stakeholders in the development of vocational qualifications. There was widespread agreement on the point that employers need to understand and value qualifications (more so than is currently the case). ¬†Agreement was also widespread… Read More