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Look after your staff and they’ll look after your cust...

You’ve all most likely heard of the Virgin Group and if you have, then you must know about their founder, Sir Richard Branson. Innovative entrepreneur is just one of his many titles along with adventurer, philanthropist and one of Britain’s highest-profile billionaires. He’s known for his many quotes that...

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5 steps to a good customer marketing database...

As a small or medium business, you may not have the impressive budgets that larger companies have to spend on their sales and marketing campaigns which means all campaigns you create need to be as targeted and cost effective as possible. A well organised and up to date customer...

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5 money saving tips for SMEs...

All businesses have the aim of reducing costs and chasing growth; whether your goal is to boost profits, survive in a competitive market place or become more efficient in increasing revenue. By reviewing your outgoings regularly, you’re more likely to be able to make savings as you’ll be able...

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Why is a director search so important?...

A director search is simple to do and can be valuable and useful towards helping you make informed business decisions. Director information can give you an insight into the management and ownership structure of the business as well as listing any of the UK director’s current and previous companies...

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What is credit management and how can your business ha...

Credit management is often a juggling game. You want to be able to make sure that your debtors pay you on time but on the other hand, you don’t want to ruin relationships by continuously chasing them for payment or using the wrong methods to do this. It can...

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What does it take to be a good business leader?...

Whether you’re an SME that employs one person, ten people or one hundred people, you not only need to manage your business well but you need to set the precedence of being a good leader. Managing employees and leading employees are two different mind-sets, not to say you can’t...

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Challenges you could face when looking to expand your ...

All across Britain, small businesses are constantly being encouraged to think big and expand their horizons by exploring overseas markets. This includes government initiatives such as Exporting is Great, a 5 year campaign launched in 2015 presenting real-time export opportunities in all sectors, across the world. This is with...

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Don’t underestimate the start up costs you may f...

The number of businesses starting up in the UK is increasing year on year, with over 350,000 start-ups already launched this year (1), it is expected to surpass 2015’s figure of 608,110 start-ups(1). With the many advantages of being a business owner, it’s no surprise that many are looking...

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What is a micro business and is your business one of t...

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) account for 99 per cent of all enterprises in the UK, approximately 48 per cent of employment and 41 per cent of business turnover. These businesses are the job-creators but often get lost within the business community with seven hundred thousand of these...

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