small business

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
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
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
How do I build a business credit profile?

Cash is king in business. Whether it’s servicing fixed costs or running new campaigns to attract new customers, everything has its price. If you have a vision for growth or you simply just want to...

Blog - Mar 2016
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
Spotting fraud at postcode level

Analysis of 10 addresses in and around the same area of leafy Warwickshire, pointed to a suspected ghost-broking...

Blog - Feb 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
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