small business

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
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
Tips to achieving a work-life balance

Research shows that the average entrepreneur or business owner works 44 hours a week as opposed to a full time employee who works 39. The average holiday an entrepreneur takes during the first year...

Blog - Jan 2016
Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone…

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and...

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
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
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
Why should you be credit checking your customers and suppliers?

Across the UK, SMEs are now owed at least £67.4 billion in unpaid invoices, an 8 per cent increase (on the same figure in 2014). The true number could be a lot higher as it doesn’t take into...

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
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