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Customer relationships: their importance and how to create them
Having a customer retention plan has never been more important - with the new post-lockdown measures and limitations, the number of sales for most businesses are far from those before the pandemic. Building a loyal customer base can......
5 key numbers to focus on in your business now
As a business owner, understanding some aspects of accountancy and finance can be very helpful, however, in this post-lockdown world it is absolutely vital. It has never been more important to have a good grasp on your company’s......
What is the National Living Wage
The National Living Wage is the obligatory minimum wage that employers have to pay to workers in the UK, aged over 25 years. This law has not been around for long, as it only came into effect on 1st of April 2016, adding to the National......
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Will working from home damage your business?
Many UK businesses were allowed to re-open in the last couple of weeks, including unessential stores, pubs and nail bars. The offices, however, remain shut at least until August. This is mostly due to the fact that social distancing......
Choosing the Right Pricing Strategy for Freelance Projects
Deciding on how much you will charge for your work when starting as a freelancer is no easy choice. There are many different pricing strategies, each with their own pros and cons. It is important to not just pick one strategy based on......
Seven Sins to Avoid if You Want Business Success
You've had a great business idea and you think it's going to be a success.... or will it? You might think you're onto a winner, but make sure you avoid these Seven Sins or you could be on the road to disaster..
How to recognise mental health issues amongst your staff (10 warning signs)
Here at ASfB, we truly value the well-being and mental fitness of our employees and so we would like to also spread awareness to our clients. This article includes some information on how to recognise and help someone with mental health......
Becoming a freelancer: Is it right for me and how do I get started?
The Gig Economy is rapidly growing and the number of self-employed people in the UK has doubled in size in the last couple of years. There are a number of reasons why becoming your own boss is attractive to so many people, with lots of......