Small Business

Manage and grow your small business

The business banking and business finance landscapes are cha...

Posted on Jun 27 2016 by
Around ten years ago, if you needed a new pair of shoes, you’d make your way, perhaps begrudgingly, to the local shopping centre, peruse the shelves, find something that you liked and head on over to the till. If there wasn’t...

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How to develop a growth strategy for your business...

Posted on Jun 24 2016 by
Is your SME ready to grow? Do you want to take your business up to the next level? For some of you, it may be simple how you can now expand your business; it may be a case of opening up your next retail branch or expanding your...

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Drop in County Court Judgements but what does this mean for ...

Posted on Jun 21 2016 by
There has been encouraging statistics to show that the number and total value of County Court Judgements (CCJs) issued against businesses in England and Wales fell sharply during the first quarter of 2016. However the specific...

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Alternative finance challenging mainstream lending...

Posted on Jun 19 2016 by
Before the concept of alternative finance or peer to peer lending was born, borrowing money off high street banks to start your first business or to grow it was just about one of the only options available. However with the rise...

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Treat the cause of late payments, not the symptoms...

Posted on Jun 15 2016 by
Late payments is a big problem for many organisations in the UK and its impact on those with fewer than 50 employees are typically twice as likely as large corporates. Many SMEs don’t manage or pay close enough attention to...

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Advantages of the business owner...

Posted on Jun 12 2016 by
Are you proud, inspired or feel fortunate to own your own business? A survey by AXA PPP Healthcare has revealed 70 per cent of 500 small businesses are. In addition 58 per cent said they appreciated the flexibility that comes...

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A guest post by our partner – E2Exchange...

Posted on Jun 07 2016 by
E2Exchange is a community of over 12,000 of the UK’s most established entrepreneurs, sophisticated investors, world-class providers and experienced non-executive directors. Alongside our Honorary President Sir Richard Branson,...

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What are capital allowances and R&D tax credits and how...

Posted on Jun 03 2016 by
Firstly, a brief introduction. Capital allowances and Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are forms of tax relief available to UK-based companies. Capital allowances, to the unfamiliar, are offset against corporate...

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What should you know about business bank accounts? Our 7 top...

Posted on May 25 2016 by
You think up an amazing idea for a business. You carry out tireless research and put in some serious hours to find out whether your offering is needed or even wanted by your would-be customers. Eventually, you go for it. You take...

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