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The Budget 2016: How does it affect SMEs?...

On March 16th 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget to Parliament; below are the key announcements that could impact small and medium-sized businesses. Economy Announcing that the Office of Budget Responsibility had adjusted down its growth forecast for the next five years, George Osborne predicted that the economy...

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How to build a healthy commercial credit score...

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report says a lot about your business, determining how you appear to other companies and could be a...

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Why customer profiling and segments of one aren’t the ...

Marketing to a 'segment of one' means using what you know about a consumer to tailor communications to their individual preferences. Thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your marketing and the customer's...

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Why your digital footprint is only ever half the pictu...

With so much data available in the digital world marketers need to remember that the digital footprint is only half the picture. In this article James McGarva explains why geo-demographic data is required to add context to brands' digital...

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New data sharing rules will help 50,000 smaller busine...

Following a Bank of England-commissioned report, changes will be made to credit data sharing rules. The change to the Principles of Reciprocity (PoR) allow trade credit providers who agree to share their sales ledger data to benefit from the powerful information sent to Experian by banks and finance providers....

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2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain but t...

2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain, 608,110 companies were registered with Companies House, an increase from the 2014 figure of 581,173. The figures for 2016 are on course to beat this even more with over 145,000 business start-ups by mid-march already(1). This isn’t surprising as a...

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A fifth of all ID fraud aimed at renters...

How we helped more than 14,400 victims recover from fraud in...

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Spring clean your business...

Spring is upon us and so is the new Financial Year, there’s no better way to step back from your business, recuperate, reorganise and refresh. Update your business plan Hopefully you established a business plan from the day you had an idea and decided to start a business setting...

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Over-50s vulnerable to pension scams...

One in four men would spend his pension on a dream holiday. Less than a quarter would seek professional advice about their private...

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