Small Business

Data and the art of business marketing

Data and more importantly good quality data, underpins modern B2B marketing. The buzz word in B2B marketing is multi-channel but the reality is that marketing campaigns of this scale and complexity...

Blog - Sep 2013
Prospect marketing that really works

Healthy growth for the business to business market depends on healthy prospects; which has provoked many businesses to review their contact pools and consider ways to turn more leads into sales....

Blog - Sep 2013
6 questions to ask about your database, today!

Every business that deals in B2B marketing needs a database of customer and prospective customer details. It’s time consuming and it’s not the most exciting job but the reality is that data is a...

Blog - Sep 2013
7 Steps to a heavenly commercial credit score

Asked for a list of business priorities, most SME owners probably wouldn’t put “managing my commercial credit score” anywhere near the top. Those who don’t pay attention to this increasingly...

Blog - Sep 2013
Should startups be wary of disruptive technologies?

Martin Zwilling recently wrote in Forbes about disruptive technologies, and how – while novel concepts may displace existing technology quickly by societal standards – this “quickly” may be...

Blog - Aug 2013
New UK rules on late payment

The UK government has updated the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act to put a new EU Directive on the matter into national law. Extensive information about ‘The Late Payment of...

Blog - Jul 2013
Insolvencies fall, risks remain

Experian’s latest Insolvency Index shows improvements in business failure rates across the UK in May 2013. Only the South East saw an increase, and that was a minor...

Blog - Jul 2013
Most stable business environment since 2007

We’ve seen the insolvency rate decreasing for some time, and there is further encouraging news from Experian’s latest Business Insolvency Index, which shows that it is staying...

Blog - Jun 2013
One-stop business intelligence service for SMEs

Experian has been working hard to make its business information more accessible to small and medium sized firms (SMEs). This week we announced the most significant step so far in that journey....

Blog - May 2013
Medium-sized firms increase resilience

Business leaders, economic watchers and – indeed – anyone with an interest in our nation’s finances will have found some relief in recent GDP data indicating that the UK had avoided falling...

Blog - May 2013
Zombies… what zombies?

I was drawn to a recent article in The Independent’s small business pages on corporate insolvencies entitled ‘It will take years to solve the zombie problem – if it...

Blog - May 2013
Business Insolvency Index – January figures hit lowest rate since…

The latest Insolvency Index from Experian®, the global information services company, reveals a significant drop in the rate of business insolvencies in January 2013, as it hits its lowest level...

Blog - Mar 2013