What's in this issue

Read all 72 pages of the new winter issue of BusinessTime in Essex by clicking on the cover. Here’s a small taste of what is inside.

Start-up business wins stint in major department store.
Page 5

So, what does 2019 hold in store for us?
Pages 10-11

Three steps to an effective business plan.
Page 13

The single reason you should export to China.
Page 17

What changes has GDPR really made?
Page 28

The corporate veil – right or privilege?
Page 32

Be prepared for VAT digital change.
Page 35

Is work-related stress affecting your health?
Pages 36-37

Which Essex firms have shone in this year’s The Legal 500?
Pages 38-43

How to close the sale more quickly and more often.
Page 57

Resolving disputes: the cost of litigation
Page 44

Will 2019 be the year you release real profit from your business?
Page 51

Major science event coming to Essex for first time
Page 53

Employee wellbeing: your responsibility as an employer.
Page 59

How to make your business an attractive proposition to would-be new talent
Page 61

Don’t think cyber-crime won’t happen to you warns insurer.
Page 63

International trade – looking to the future
Page 69