Small Business

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How to turn your great business idea into action

Whether you’ve been working for someone else for years and grown tired of the same routine, or you’ve always had that entrepreneurial streak, becoming your own boss may now be on the cards. At...

Blog - Nov 2020
What your business credit score means and how to improve…

When starting or running your own small business, even the most experienced professionals have plenty to learn along the way. Regardless of how qualified you are in a particular specialism, launching...

Blog - Nov 2020
Outsourcing and how it can work for your business

As the owner of a small business, it’s tempting to try and do everything yourself particularly in those early days when budgets are tight. The problem is there are never enough hours in the day,...

Blog - Oct 2020
What is peer to peer lending and could it help…

Along with grants and investment, almost every small business relies on finance to invest in new equipment and maintain positive cash flow – whether it be start-up loans, asset finance or business...

Blog - Sep 2020
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6 ways to strengthen your online presence to benefit your…

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to live more of our lives online in new and unprecedented ways. From homeworking and homeschooling to socialising and meeting family and friends in the virtual...

Blog - Sep 2020
Employing staff: building a team that works for you

Taking on your first staff member is an exciting milestone for any company – but getting it right is no easy task. You need someone with the qualifications and experience to do the job, as well as...

Blog - Aug 2020
How to tender for contracts

As a business owner, you’ll know it can take years before your networking and marketing efforts are rewarded with a valuable new contract. No matter how many contacts you have, and how many leads...

Blog - Aug 2020
How to write a marketing plan

What is a marketing plan? Developing a marketing plan is essential for your business to ensure your marketing activity is right for what you’re trying to achieve. It sets out your unique selling...

Blog - Jul 2020
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Getting the most from business management software

Running your own company is as rewarding as it is challenging. On the one hand, it’s an opportunity to earn a living doing the thing you love and excel at, and basking in the success it brings....

Blog - Jun 2020
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How to write a business plan

You have the big idea – but before jumping in feet first, investing your time and hard-earned money launching a new venture, you’ll need a business plan to steer its direction and make it a...

Blog - Jun 2020
How to start a business in five steps
How to start a business in five steps

Step one: Getting started Step two: Choose a name and establish the legal structure Step three: Secure funding Step four: Building a brand Step five: Prepare to launch Next steps Starting your own...

Blog - May 2020
How to get the best from your marketing budget
How to get the best from your marketing budget

Defining your marketing budget can be tricky, especially as a small business and even more so in these unprecedented times. Our guide aims to help you successfully allocate your marketing spend,...

Blog - May 2020