small business

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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SMEs losing more than £9bn in invoice fraud...

Posted on May 13 2016 by
UK small and medium sized businesses are losing more than £9 billion from invoice fraud every year, this amounts to £1,658 per SME, research by Tungsten Network shows. Of those that have been affected, one in six firms believes...

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From government grants to tax breaks. How and why do governm...

Posted on May 12 2016 by
It can be pretty emotional running your own business and it can feel really overwhelming at times. That being said, if you’re doing something that you love, and you’ve gotten good at it, it can be the most rewarding job on...

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Fraud increases by a fifth in one year...

Posted on May 11 2016 by
The overall fraud rate during Q1-2016 continued to grow reaching 54 in 10,000 - compared to 45 in 10,000 during Q1-2015 - spurred on by fraudsters focusing their efforts on current accounts and credit cards. Our latest Fraud...

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Online SMEs are missing out on the chance to take advantage ...

Posted on May 03 2016 by
Just 56 per cent of online small businesses are selling to customers abroad despite the rise in demand for UK products, according to an Ipsos Mori survey conducted on behalf of PayPal. This means almost half are missing out on...

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How can I find the best bank account for my business?...

Posted on May 03 2016 by
There’s no denying that a bank account is a must, be it for a business, or an individual. Long gone are the days of carrying around a coin purse, the majority of things are paid for by a little piece of plastic now, with that...

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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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