Small Business

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
Business Resilience Podcast: Episode 1

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme The past few weeks have served up a range of unprecedented challenges for businesses in the face of a global pandemic, Coronavirus. At the time of...

Podcast - Mar 2020
Business trends report: 2020

Top six business trends for 2020: Key takeaways   SMEs: Technology will continue to help more small businesses compete with bigger firms Economy: With UK employment levels high and consumer...

Report - Feb 2020
The evolution of small business lending using additional alternate data…

How can you make business lending faster and more manageable? The business lending market continues to go through change. Lenders want to lend, and businesses want to borrow. However, meeting this...

Blog - Feb 2020