Content written by Cindy Yip

Nearly a quarter of SMEs being pushed into financial crisis…

Recent research revealed that half of all invoices owed to small firms are overdue. Nearly a quarter of Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are being pushed into a financial crisis...

Blog - Sep 2015
Seven tax breaks for SMEs

Research and development (R&D) tax credits. You are eligible for these reliefs if you’re: developing a new product/process; developing a product or process that already exists in an industry but...

Blog - Sep 2015
Embracing flexible working practices

How does your working day start? Wake up at 6am, drive your car in angry rush hour traffic, or get on an overcrowded non-ventilated form of transport? Are you exhausted and fed up by the time you...

Blog - Sep 2015
7 business mistakes to avoid

Insufficient research Before starting your new company and with so many brilliant ideas running through your head, take the time out to do some thorough research. Research the market that you’re...

Blog - Sep 2015
SWOT – analysis framework for your company

SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is the most common tool used for analysis of the overall strategic position of a company and its external environment. The...

Blog - Sep 2015
Motivating your staff

It is often said that employees are the lifeline of a company, and it’s most often than not true, if your employees are happy and thriving then your company will also prosper. When employees feel...

Blog - Sep 2015
Keeping the entrepreneur inside of you motivated

No matter how exciting and thrilling it is setting up and running your company, at times it can be challenging and hard work. You won’t receive a warning from your manager if you don’t roll out...

Blog - Sep 2015
Free vs paid credit reports

There are lots of credit reports available in the market now, offering a range of services. When it comes to credit checking your customers and suppliers, you’ll be presented with a lot of choices....

Blog - Aug 2015
Trading online for SMEs

Online sales in the UK have increased by 16.2 per cent* since 2014, making it one of the top markets in Europe. The internet offers SMEs the largest customer base they could’ve ever imagined with...

Blog - Aug 2015
Online cloud storage for SMEs

Store it in the cloud. Move it to the cloud. Find it in the cloud. These days it seems like everything is happening in the cloud. Cloud storage; an emerging technology that has fuelled numerous...

Blog - Aug 2015
Experian launch 99 for £99 to help start-ups with late…

A record 50,000 companies are being created each month, with 587,000 being set up in the UK alone in 2014. Although the UK’s population of start-up companies is increasing at the fastest rate,...

Blog - Aug 2015
Three ingredients to a healthy credit score

There are three key ingredients to a healthy credit score: robust information, sound financial management and regular monitoring. Information Share it – The more data that is available about...

Blog - Aug 2015
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