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Startup finance – what you need to know 

 If you want to give your new business a good, solid, financial base, then the right start-up finance is vital. You need to ensure you have enough funding to cover your needs in the short term so you can make… Continue Reading →

Customer review sites, should you be on them?

It does not matter what sort of business you run, you need to focus on building your online presence. One of the ways to do this is by featuring on customer review sites. A lot of business owners are worried… Continue Reading →

Digital Marketing Brochures – Ultimate Tips And Tricks

Marketing brochures are now, more often than not designed digitally. Whether it’s a brochure, leaflet, flyer or pamphlet, it can be tricky to get digital marketing brochures right though. It’s not easy to create eye-catching, informative, user-friendly pieces for online… Continue Reading →

Should You Cut Prices As A Marketing Strategy?

Positioning your product within the market overall is one of the biggest decisions any manufacturer or retailer must consider. The price of your product speaks to your customers. Too low, and some may think that the product is cheap or… Continue Reading →

How To Be Less Stressed As A Small Business Owner

As a small business owner, it is so easy to get lost in the stresses of running your business every day and lose sight of simple changes that can ease the pain of being stressed. Everyday stressors include feeling that… Continue Reading →

12 things you should be doing right now to motivate your staff

Of all the resources business owner has to learn to control, their staff is probably the most complex. Keeping your people motivated, enthused and focused on the finish line is critical to the success of your business, but how do… Continue Reading →

Marketing Techniques for 2022

Why is 2022 any different to any other year when it comes to marketing? In reality, it isn’t any different in as much as you need marketing to be effective. You also need to show value for money, and reap… Continue Reading →

A Beginner’s Guide to National Insurance Contributions (NICs)

Taxes… they are never ending. National Insurance is basically just another tax. National Insurance Contributions (NICs) were set up in order to fund a number of state benefits, including the state pension, the NHS and additional welfare schemes. Your contributions… Continue Reading →

Biggest Tax Mistakes Made By Small Businesses

Tax mistakes can be extremely costly, especially for small businesses. From forgetting employee benefits to submitting the tax return late, here a group of accountants in London take a look at some of the common errors made.     Tax… Continue Reading →

Call to action tips to help you clinch sales

Marketing may seem an intimidating concept it’s an area of business that is used by the smallest business to the largest conglomerate even if they don’t see it for what it is! Marketing can involve fancy ads and terminology but boil… Continue Reading →

The best small business strategies for finding freelancers

One of the most pressing concerns for a small business owner is staffing and wages. This is especially true if you occupy a niche market or are generally a one man or woman band. Instead of a full-time or part-time… Continue Reading →

Vital sustainability strategies for the small business

In a world where people are becoming increasingly aware of the environment around it, the affect that their actions can have and the fact that things will need to change, businesses are beginning to see the benefits of sustainability.  The… Continue Reading →

What Records Should A Small Business Owner Keep?

As a small business, it is easy to get carried away with the day to day running of your business. This could mean you take your eye off the paperwork.  Here we take a look at why keeping records is so… Continue Reading →

Analytics – Why They REALLY Matter To SMEs

Small businesses that have an understanding of their customer relationships, sale points and overall business productivity are in an excellent position to thrive. This is especially true as we come out of perhaps one of the most difficult trading periods… Continue Reading →

The rules for VAT registration and the small business

VAT and the rules regarding registration may seem a little confusing but they don’t need to be. Read on as we look at what the small business needs to do about registering for VAT.  When should you register? If your… Continue Reading →

How To Keep Marketing Even If Your Business Is Closed

Your business may be forced to close during lockdown, but this most certainly is not the time to go silent.  Keeping existing customers informed is one reason that a visible presence is important. However, you could still work on retaining your… Continue Reading →

Setting Up A Small Delivery Business – What to Consider

Throughout the recent pandemic, delivery businesses have thrived, but there is certainly room for others to reap the benefits of an industry that is seeing unprecedented demand. Making sure you have the necessary physical equipment and covering the legal aspects such… Continue Reading →

How to start a business in the middle of a pandemic

This may sound like one of the craziest things you have heard, starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic. Especially since that pandemic is forcing an increasing number of businesses of all sizes to close or scale… Continue Reading →

3 Types Of Video Marketing That Could Benefit Your Business

Find out how to use video to create a connection with your audience and what type of videos are good to try.

Robust Credit Control Tips for Small Businesses

Any small business owner will tell you that success lies in getting customers to settle their bills on time, and it can be infuriating when this doesn’t happen. Sending out constant reminders is time and resource consuming, and the longer… Continue Reading →

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