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How can marketing models help your business
Marketing models are guidelines that help you analyse specific areas of your business. They can act as a roadmap and help figure out such things as your business’ objectives, performance, internal and external environments, specific......
Fraud - Is your business at risk?
Fraud is a significant risk for businesses of all sizes and sectors. It’s not just something you hear in the news about a large corporation - it could be happening right under your nose in your small family business. You wouldn’t expect......
The latest on Government Coronavirus support for your business
The last couple of weeks have been filled with uncertainty for everyone. The tragedy of Coronavirus does not stop with health implications and deaths - it has also done significant harm to the UK economy. Hundreds of workers are already......
How to prepare for Coronavirus as a small business
Since the first cases in Wuhan, December 2019, Coronavirus has been dominating the news pages - and for a good reason. Continuing to spread around the globe, the fever-like virus is now causing a massive panic. While Coronavirus, also......
10 trends that will shape the future of small business
Small businesses make up around 99.3% of all businesses in the UK as well as account for about half of the turnover in the UK private sector. With such a vast impact on the economy, it is surprising that most of the small businesses......
Bookkeeper or accountant? What's right for your business?
What's right for your business - a Bookkeeper or an Accountant - or both?  And how do they differ?If you're not sure, then this explanation should help you understand the differences between the two functions. Bookkeeping is the......
Is your business ready for the Good Work Plan?
While you may have not yet heard of the Good Work Plan, you will likely be affected by it along  with almost every business in the UK. As the new Government  policies are set to take into force on the 6th of April 2020, here is......
Do I need to register for VAT?
If you're unsure whether you should be registered for VAT we've put together this handy guide to help you.  
7 secrets to starting a profitable business
The number of start-up businesses in the UK is on the rise, as ambitious entrepreneurs increasingly shirk being an employee in favour of striking out on their own. But starting any business takes a lot of time, effort and hard work and......
25 top tips for getting your invoices paid quicker
You’re an ambitious business with a great product and a strong order book. Growth is on the horizon and the future looks bright. But there’s a problem…. While generating leads and landing sales is all going to plan, getting hold of the......