Small Business

Customer Testimonial: Best of British Manufacturing

Posted on Oct 01 2015 by

A1 Flue Systems is a British-based commercial flue manufacturer that has been in operation for over 40 years. Employing 140 people in the Nottinghamshire area, it designs, manufactures and installs commercial and industry chimneys, flues and exhaust systems according to a client’s bespoke brief. Having delivered successful work on high profile projects such as The Shard, the […]

Customer Testimonial: Printing for Perfection

Posted on Oct 01 2015 by

 Code Print is a small business based out of Nottingham in the East Midlands. Having opened its doors in 2010, the small print management and promotional gift business offers print solutions, as well as advice and guidance on making the most of print and promotional goods at a cost effective price for customers. Despite being a competitive […]

Good credit control can help your company prosper

Posted on Sep 21 2015 by

Credit control is important in every company, especially for small to medium enterprises (SME). Every company should ensure they collect their invoices on time and there are procedures in place to do this efficiently and effectively. Late payments and uncollected invoices are a big problem for SMEs in the UK and accumulation of these will […]

7 tips to turn leads into sales

Posted on Sep 17 2015 by

Email marketing remains the most popular lead generation method and is gaining popularity in usage with 87% of marketers using it, ranking highest in sources of qualified leads. Direct mail and telemarketing followed closely with 49% and 37% respectively.* After generating suitable leads for your company, the question is how you will go about converting […]

Experian expects UK labour market to continue to firm as UK recovery remains on track

Posted on Sep 16 2015 by

Today’s release from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that as the UK economic upturn matures as the UK labour market remains resilient.

Nearly a quarter of SMEs being pushed into financial crisis due to late payments

Posted on Sep 15 2015 by

Recent research revealed that half of all invoices owed to small firms are overdue. Nearly a quarter of Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are being pushed into a financial crisis due to late payments. Out of 1,000 company owners interviewed, 23 per cent reported being close to insolvency due to unpaid invoices. When the […]

Seven tax breaks for SMEs

Posted on Sep 11 2015 by

Research and development (R&D) tax credits You are eligible for these reliefs if you’re: developing a new product/process; developing a product or process that already exists in an industry but the information to resolve the technical issue isn’t yet readily available or improving an existing product or process. R & D tax credits available to […]

Embracing flexible working practices

Posted on Sep 09 2015 by

How does your working day start? Wake up at 6am, drive your car in angry rush hour traffic, or get on an overcrowded non-ventilated form of transport? Are you exhausted and fed up by the time you arrive at work? What about when you arrive at work? Does the layout of your desk give you […]

7 business mistakes to avoid

Posted on Sep 07 2015 by

Insufficient research Before starting your new company and with so many brilliant ideas running through your head, take the time out to do some thorough research. Research the market that you’re looking to enter, it may be a good idea but is it a profitable opportunity? How many competitors are there and how will you […]

SWOT – analysis framework for your company

Posted on Sep 04 2015 by

SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. It is the most common tool used for analysis of the overall strategic position of a company and its external environment. The main purpose is to identify the strategies most appropriate for the business model that will utilise the company’s resources and capabilities to the […]