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SMEs Under Threat – Data breach and the true cost…

Our third annual data breach preparedness study highlights a real lack of understanding among SMEs when it comes to quantifying the true cost of a data...

Blog - Apr 2016
How to build a healthy commercial credit score

Your commercial credit score could be one way in which lenders and other companies you do business with assess your financial stability and set payment terms for you. Your commercial credit report...

Blog - Apr 2016
2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain but…

2015 saw a record number of start-ups in Britain, 608,110 companies were registered with Companies House, an increase from the 2014 figure of 581,173. The figures for 2016 are on course to beat this...

Blog - Mar 2016
Do you require a one-off business credit report on your…

You may require a one-off copy of your business credit report because you’re curious about your score, or you’ve been turned down for credit and want to know why. But have you ever considered the...

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
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
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
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
Why is your company credit report so important?

It’s simple…whether you’re applying for finance with a lender; credit with another business, competing in a tender process or simply trying to get a good deal on your business mobile contract,...

Blog - Dec 2015
First seven days of winding up order is crucial

A winding up order is very serious and is only normally served as a last resort. It’s a serious threat to the running of your company and following liquidation, directors can face possible personal...

Blog - Dec 2015
What New Year’s resolutions can your company be making?

Learn from last year’s success and failures In order to be able to improve, it helps to reflect back on your successes and failures of 2015 to carry on taking the business forward. Take time to...

Blog - Dec 2015