Small Business

Find out why you might have a poor business credit score

Posted on Mar 30 2015 by

There is no universal cut off between your company having a good business credit score and a bad business credit score, but you are generally seen as having bad credit if your score is below 50. Trying to expand any business takes investment. But knowing where to turn to get the cash to invest can be difficult, especially […]

Why it’s important to separate your business credit from personal credit

Posted on Mar 30 2015 by

Did you know that 56%* of company owners have used their own money to support their business, with the average amount invested being £22,700? It’s certainly true that many small business owners use personal credit to run their business. However, if you are a sole proprietor, your personal credit and your business credit are closely linked in […]

10 Steps to improve your business credit score

Posted on Mar 30 2015 by

  Credit scoring is vital to the growth of any business – from winning new contracts, to securing additional borrowing, to getting better deals from suppliers. And there is no time like the present to check your own business’s rating and take these ten simple steps to improve it, if required: Find out your business […]

How do I get my business credit report?

Posted on Mar 30 2015 by

You can check your business credit report through subscribing to Experian My Business Profile. Through My Business Profile, you get full visibility of your business credit report, which includes previous search details, credit account and business information. Why should I check my business credit report through Experian? The integrity of Experian data is highly regarded […]

How is my business credit score determined?

Posted on Mar 30 2015 by

A number of factors are taken into account when calculating your business credit score. These include…

5 reasons why you need to take care when using IBANs

Posted on Oct 06 2014 by

The move to global standardisation using ISO2022 XML has meant the adoption of the International Bank Account Number (IBAN) by many countries and organisations. This means the IBAN effectively supplants a country’s domestic bank account data, such as account number and sort code.  

Five things you might not know about IBAN

Posted on Sep 26 2014 by

Initiatives such as SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) and the move to global standardisation using ISO2022 XML have led to the adoption of the International Bank Account Number (IBAN). Here are five things you might not know about the IBAN:

Data and the art of business marketing

Posted on Sep 25 2013 by

Data and more importantly good quality data, underpins modern B2B marketing. The buzz word in B2B marketing is multi-channel but the reality is that marketing campaigns of this scale and complexity are not easy to execute and you could potentially run into a myriad of problems. Focusing on the key channels and creating a conversation across these channels is the easiest and most effective way to start multi-channel marketing and more importantly to start getting results.

Prospect marketing that really works

Posted on Sep 24 2013 by

Healthy growth for the business to business market depends on healthy prospects; which has provoked many businesses to review their contact pools and consider ways to turn more leads into sales. Perhaps the biggest challenge for B2B suppliers is determining those who are most likely to be interested and make a purchase. A blanket approach is common, with businesses making a mass attempt at initial contact with companies through mail shots, emails or phone calls.

Investing a relatively small amount of money into a self-selected prospect data list pays dividends.

6 questions to ask about your database, today!

Posted on Sep 23 2013 by

Every business that deals in B2B marketing needs a database of customer and prospective customer details. It’s time consuming and it’s not the most exciting job but the reality is that data is a vital link between you and your customers and potential new customers. Neglect it at your peril.

These simple questions will show if your database is up to scratch or is in vital need of some TLC.