Content written by Cindy Yip

Drop in County Court Judgements but what does this mean…

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
Alternative finance challenging mainstream lending

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
Treat the cause of late payments, not the symptoms

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
Advantages of the business owner

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
A guest post by our partner – E2Exchange

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
Five invoicing mistakes to avoid

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...

Blog - May 2016
Should my small businesses care about SEO?

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...

Blog - May 2016
SMEs losing more than £9bn in invoice fraud

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...

Blog - May 2016
Online SMEs are missing out on the chance to take…

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...

Blog - May 2016
Knowing your customers and suppliers can help prevent cash flow…

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...

Blog - Apr 2016
Supporting UKTI: Exporting can bring significant benefits to your business

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...

Blog - Apr 2016
Be energy smart and don’t waste money on energy bills

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...

Blog - Apr 2016