online intelligence

Advantages of the business owner

Are you proud, inspired or feel fortunate to own your own business? A survey by AXA PPP Healthcare has revealed 70 per cent of 500 small businesses are. In addition 58 per cent said they appreciated...

Blog - Jun 2016
Online SMEs are missing out on the chance to take…

Just 56 per cent of online small businesses are selling to customers abroad despite the rise in demand for UK products, according to an Ipsos Mori survey conducted on behalf of PayPal. This means...

Blog - May 2016
More than one in four Britons won’t shop around for…

Britons won’t shop around for the best deals - no matter how much they could...

Blog - Apr 2016
Lack of online presence is one of the top three…

Marketing and the digital tools that can be used has evolved rapidly over the past decade. Small business owners now have an array of options when it comes to raising awareness of their company. From...

Blog - Apr 2016
New regulation to give hope to SMEs rejected by banks…

In March’s Budget 2016, it was announced which three organisations would be the designated finance platforms under the Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015. The...

Blog - Apr 2016
Spring clean your business

Spring is upon us and so is the new Financial Year, there’s no better way to step back from your business, recuperate, reorganise and refresh. Update your business plan Hopefully you...

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
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
Tax returns 2016 – modernisation of the tax system

It’s that time of year again when the deadline for completing your self-assessment tax returns is just around the corner. Self-assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect...

Blog - Jan 2016
Social media for SMEs – the statistics

Social media plays an important role in online marketing with statistics revealing the huge numbers of people around the world using Twitter (271 million), LinkedIn (300 million) and Facebook (1.2...

Blog - Dec 2015
Blog highlights of 2015

With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a look back at the most read blogs of the year. We saw that you were interested in a range of topics from credit scores to being...

Blog - Dec 2015