The Secrets to Small Business Growth

Significantly growing a small business can be challenging, particularly given how much you have to work just to experience moderate levels of growth. How do you increase your growth rate to really move your business forward? Here are our tips. Look After Your Existing Customers It costs substantially less to look after your existing customer […]

Tips for Creating a Business Disaster Plan

Your business faces risks that could affect your profitability and damage your reputation. Some risks can even put the survival of your business in jeopardy. This was discussed in last week’s blog. The solution, however, is to put in place a business disaster plan. Below are some tips to help you do this. Creating a […]

Getting Your Payment Terms Right

Getting paid is one of the biggest issues small businesses face. There are lots of things you can do to help this including invoicing promptly and having robust credit control procedures. Your payment terms have an important role to play too. Your payment terms and how you communicate them sets a baseline for future interactions […]

Three Essential Steps to Take When Creating a Brand

Creating a brand involves more than simply designing a logo. Instead, it is about creating an instantly recognisable image for your company that reflects who you are and what you offer to customers. A brand also makes you look more professional and helps you build a closer connection with customers. There are three important steps […]

14 Tips for Minimising Business Start-Up Costs

Have you always wanted to try running your own business but have been put off by the amount of money you need to start? There are several things you can do to minimise start-up costs which can make running your own business possible. They won’t all work in all situations, but they each have the […]

Franchise Accounting Tips

Running a franchise business is similar to running any other type of business, but it is not exactly the same. One of the areas where there are subtle differences is accounting. Like other types of business, properly managing your accounts and staying on top of your finances is crucial to success. One of the main […]

The Essential – But Brief – Guide to SEO

SEO is a crucial part of online marketing – if you have a website you need SEO. Despite its importance, SEO is something that causes confusion even among people directly involved in digital marketing. Understanding the basics of SEO, however, will help you direct your in-house team and website designers to achieve the best results. […]

Three Ways Cloud Accounting Makes Your Business More Productive

Cloud accounting involves using accounting software on the internet rather than installed on local computers and servers. Your data is stored in the cloud too and instead of opening up a programme, you log into your account using a web browser. Some of the major benefits of using cloud accounting include reduced capital equipment costs […]

Marketing on a Tight Budget

If you want more customers to learn about your brand and the products or services that you offer, you must promote your business. Marketing is difficult when you have a tight budget, however, here are seven marketing tips that are either very cheap or that cost nothing except your time. Network More Get out there […]