small business

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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Fraud costs UK economy £193 billion a year – equating...

Posted on May 25 2016 by
The annual cost of fraud in the UK could be as high as £193 billion per year, according to a new report. It dwarfs previous estimates produced by the UK Government which put the figure at around £50 billion in 2013. The...

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Five invoicing mistakes to avoid...

Posted on May 21 2016 by
48 per cent of UK’s small to medium-sized businesses are frustrated with delayed payments reaching their business bank accounts, an online survey from YouGov and ACI Worldwide has found(1). 33 per cent of respondents say...

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Should my small businesses care about SEO?...

Posted on May 18 2016 by
A lack of awareness and knowledge of the benefits that Search Engine Optimisations (SEO) can bring means that 60 per cent of SME marketers are not investing in SEO(1).  A benchmark study of the top 50 SME websites in the UK,...

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