Small Business

Why is your company credit report so important?

It’s simple…whether you’re applying for finance with a lender; credit with another business, competing in a tender process or simply trying to get a good deal on your business mobile contract,...

Blog - Dec 2015
Social media for SMEs – the statistics

Social media plays an important role in online marketing with statistics revealing the huge numbers of people around the world using Twitter (271 million), LinkedIn (300 million) and Facebook (1.2...

Blog - Dec 2015
First seven days of winding up order is crucial

A winding up order is very serious and is only normally served as a last resort. It’s a serious threat to the running of your company and following liquidation, directors can face possible personal...

Blog - Dec 2015
Why should you be credit checking your customers and suppliers?

Across the UK, SMEs are now owed at least £67.4 billion in unpaid invoices, an 8 per cent increase (on the same figure in 2014). The true number could be a lot higher as it doesn’t take into...

Blog - Dec 2015
Blog highlights of 2015

With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look back at the most read blogs of the year. We saw that you were interested in a range of topics from credit scores to being...

Blog - Dec 2015
What New Year’s resolutions can your company be making?

Learn from last year’s success and failures In order to be able to improve, it helps to reflect back on your successes and failures of 2015 to carry on taking the business forward. Take time to...

Blog - Dec 2015
Britain’s fastest growing small companies bring prosperity to the UK

A recent report was released regarding Britain’s fastest growing small companies and how they compared region by region. High growth small businesses (HGSBs) are companies that are achieving more...

Blog - Nov 2015
Get involved with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

Black Friday is an American tradition and takes place the day after Thanksgiving which is the fourth Thursday in November. This year, it falls on Friday 27th November. It’s become the biggest...

Blog - Nov 2015
SMEs guide to preparing for Christmas

As the Christmas season starts to loom upon us, SMEs up and down the country are preparing for the most lucrative trading opportunity of the year. In the next few weeks, everyone will be rushing to...

Blog - Nov 2015
Three marketing challenges facing financial brands and how to overcome them
UK jumps two places to become the 6th place in…

The Doing Business 2015 report is an annual report in its 12th year which compares the ease of doing business for domestic firms in 189 economies. It investigates the regulations that enhance...

Blog - Nov 2015
So what are the predictions for the Festive Season 2015?

Christmas sales across Europe are tipped to grow by 18.4 per cent. Online retailers in UK can expect to see Christmas sales grow by 16.2 per cent in 2015 with total online sales for the year set to...

Blog - Nov 2015
Reflecting back on Christmas spending 2014

December is a major month for shopping with many important dates and events to entice consumers to spend more for the festivities of Christmas.  First there’s Black Friday then Cyber Monday, Manic...

Blog - Nov 2015
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