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Knowing your customers and suppliers’ can help prevent...

Posted on Apr 30 2016 by
Knowing your customers and suppliers’ financial status is important. If you give or extend credit to customers, or your operations rely heavily on a few suppliers, their cash flow and operational problems can quickly become...

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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost of p...

Posted on Apr 07 2016 by
Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data breach. Estimates fall critically short and would put the survival of many...

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How to build a healthy commercial credit score...

Posted on Apr 01 2016 by
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,...

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

Posted on Mar 24 2016 by
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...

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Do you require a one-off business credit report on your busi...

Posted on Mar 17 2016 by
You may require a one-off copy of your business credit report because you’re curious about your score, or you’ve been turned down for credit and want to know why. But have you ever considered the additional benefits that...

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Preparing to successfully navigate through the new tax year...

Posted on Mar 02 2016 by
Cash flow is fundamental for any business, both for survival and future growth, but in today’s volatile economic climate, it can be difficult to keep on top of it all and maintain a positive cash flow. Research shows that...

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Credit check your customers to improve cash flow...

Posted on Feb 14 2016 by
Cash flow is the net amount of cash going in and out of the business. Positive cash flow indicates a company’s liquid assets are increasing, enabling it to settle debts, reinvest and give out dividends to shareholders. Cash...

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First steps to cyber security is educating your staff...

Posted on Feb 10 2016 by
In 2014, 60% of SMEs experienced a cyber-breach with the average costs of the worst breaches being £65,000 to £115,000(1). With the increased convenience of the internet comes an increased risk of hackers and cyber...

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What is days beyond terms and how can you reduce it?...

Posted on Jan 29 2016 by
Days beyond terms (DBT) is a commonly used business credit term that indicates how long a business has taken to pay its invoices beyond the agreed payment terms. Prompt payment of invoices is one of the biggest problems that SMEs...

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