Small Business

I’ve been refused business credit. What should I do now?

First of all, you’re not alone. Findings suggest that one in five applications for finance from the bank from small businesses were unsuccessful in the last quarter(1). Whether you’re a start-up...

Blog - Mar 2016
Finding your most valuable B2B customers

All customers are not created equal. Every business will find some customers more valuable than others for various reasons; whether it’s by the value of purchase, ease of managing the account or...

Blog - Mar 2016
Preparing to successfully navigate through the new tax year

Cash flow is fundamental for any business, both for survival and future growth, but in today’s volatile economic climate, it can be difficult to keep on top of it all and maintain a positive cash...

Blog - Mar 2016
Tips to improving your digital marketing

55 per cent of B2B buyers search for information on social media with 52 per cent of B2B buyers saying they expect half of their purchases to be made online by 20181. Yet whilst 95 per cent of B2B...

Blog - Feb 2016
Credit check your customers to improve cash flow

Cash flow is the net amount of cash going in and out of the business. Positive cash flow indicates a company’s liquid assets are increasing, enabling it to settle debts, reinvest and give out...

Blog - Feb 2016
Business Tool - Feb 2016
First steps to cyber security is educating your staff

In 2014, 60% of SMEs experienced a cyber-breach with the average costs of the worst breaches being £65,000 to...

Blog - Feb 2016
Are you ready to export?

The government has made it a priority in recent years to increase the UK’s exporting activity providing lots of support especially to SMEs who want to exploit this opportunity. Six out of ten UK...

Blog - Feb 2016
How can you attract new customers?

Customers are the lifeline of any business so it’s vital that you not only nurture your existing customers, but continue to look for new ones too. Especially so for businesses that have just...

Blog - Feb 2016
What is days beyond terms and how can you reduce…

Days beyond terms (DBT) is a commonly used business credit term that indicates how long a business has taken to pay its invoices beyond the agreed payment terms. Prompt payment of invoices is one of...

Blog - Jan 2016
Steps to ring in 2016 the right way for your…

A new year calls for a new start. If you’ve made New Year’s resolutions for your business, great! If not, think about taking these positive steps to improve your business for the year ahead....

Blog - Jan 2016