small business

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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Supporting UKTI: Exporting can bring significant benefits to...

Posted on Apr 27 2016 by
SMEs can be reluctant to explore markets beyond the UK borders but latest research from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) shows that exporting has significant benefits for businesses, positively impacting on staffing, productivity,...

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Recognise and reward your best customers through customer lo...

Posted on Apr 24 2016 by
Customer loyalty schemes are a powerful way to improve your customer-retention levels. There is no definitive number, but estimates are that it costs four to ten times more to acquire a customer(1) than to retain one so finding...

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Be energy smart and don’t waste money on energy bills...

Posted on Apr 20 2016 by
Energy bills are a significant cost to any business, especially so for small businesses where every penny counts. When sticking to budgets is a key financial target for your business, wasting money on energy is not an option....

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Why should I be considering finance training and how can I m...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 by
In the modern business world, it’s common to encounter pressure to perform better year-on-year and improve financial results. Even if you’re doing well already, the pressure is probably there. In your personal life, if...

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Reinvigorate and stimulate your cash flow...

Posted on Apr 16 2016 by
You’ve all heard it before, cash flow is king. Whether you’ve just set up your business or you’re an established and growing business, a constant flow of cash is key to running a successful business. With the economy being...

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Lack of online presence is one of the top three reasons for ...

Posted on Apr 12 2016 by
Marketing and the digital tools that can be used has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Small business owners now have an array of options when it comes to raising awareness of their company. From traditional marketing of...

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New regulation to give hope to SMEs rejected by banks for fi...

Posted on Apr 08 2016 by
In March’s Budget 2016, it was announced which three organisations would be the designated finance platforms under the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015. The objective of the regulation was...

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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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