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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
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
Person writing a business plan
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
Payment performance and finance for SMEs
Business Resilience Podcast: Episode 3

Payment performance and finance for SMEs Interim Small Business Commissioner Philip King and Richard Leonard, Head of Data Partnerships at Experian, join Ade O’Connor on the Business Resilience...

Podcast - May 2020
Alternative funding options for SMEs

In our latest SME Support blog we’re going to take a quick look at some of the funding options that are out there to help businesses get through this unprecedented situation. We’ll cover...

Blog - May 2020
Business resilience – Prioritising today to enable tomorrow

“We’re in unprecedented times.” Whilst it’s an overused phrase, it perfectly captures the situation that the world finds itself in. It’s sometimes overwhelming to think about...

Blog - May 2020
Paying it forward with Payment Performance
Paying it forward with Payment Performance

As part of our latest SME Business Resilience blog series, we look at one of the ways that businesses of all sizes can actively improve their access to finance on good terms – Payment...

Blog - May 2020