Business ideas for small businesses

May 26, 2015

New survey: Small businesses feel less confident about future under new government


… and doubt election promises will be kept! We’ve just completed a survey amongst 1000 small and medium sized companies around the UK to get their views on the new government and what they think it means for small businesses. It’s generated some interesting results which we thought we’d share with you. Business confidence 34 […]

May 10, 2015

A Small Business Insurance Checklist: What do you Need to Cover?


You’ve put in the hours and the finances to get your business up and running. So it makes business sense that you should protect your livelihood from any damage, theft or liability – things which could prove highly damaging to your business’ operations and income. You are legally required to have some types of cover […]

May 5, 2015

8 Classic Mistakes That All New Business Owners Make

Classic Mistakes

The path to a successful business is often littered with trials, triumphs and, often, a lot of mistakes. Even if you have run a business before, you’re bound to run into problems at some point – and it’s important to remember that everyone makes mistakes. Learning from your mistakes is key to success and helps […]

May 1, 2015

6 Must Know Tax Breaks For SMEs in 2015


  Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from £525million in tax relief this year through various tax breaks. The significant rise in available relief is linked to the role SMEs have played in boosting the economy and the increasing interest among investors. While thousands of businesses are taking advantage of the […]

April 30, 2015

4 Sure-fire Ways to Improve the Financial Health of Your Small Business

Financial Health

If you have issues with cash-flow, or you’re not entirely sure if you’re turning a profit, there are some quick ways you can turn your business around to make a better start to the tax year. With the help of these four sure-fire tips, you and your business will be on its way to financial […]

April 21, 2015

The Why Buy Trend

Why Buy

How many adverts have you seen recently about being able to drive a brand new car for a small price per month? In 2014, overall new car sales rose almost 10 per cent to reach the highest yearly total for a decade of 2.48 million units (Mintel, 2015), boosted by economic confidence and attractive finance […]

April 14, 2015

4 Ways Retailers Can Use Pinterest to Boost Sales


Since Zuckerberg launched Facebook there has been a sudden rise in social networks coming onto the scene such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine and Google+ to name but a few. There’s a lot to contend with and keeping up with them all can be hard work. Instead of spreading your resources, trying to maintain a presence […]

April 6, 2015

10 Smart Tips to Be Better Prepared for the New Tax Year


As the saying goes, there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. The end of tax year is one of the busiest times for businesses of all sizes and according to a study by the FSB (Federations of Small Businesses), Britain’s small businesses spend half a billion pounds a year on tax […]

April 1, 2015

How to Use Customer Reviews to Your Advantage

Online reputation

The internet has given customers the ability to leave their thoughts on more platforms than ever before. It used to be the case that people would get the information they needed about the quality of a business through word of mouth. However, there are now several ways in which people can glean information and voice […]

March 25, 2015

Britain’s Friendliest Business: One Year On


One year ago… Helter Skelter Play Centre in Broadstairs, Kent was crowned Britain’s Friendliest Business in our national competition and awarded £10,000. Owner, Fiona Crawford and her team beat 100 UK companies by wowing our judges with the support and affection it gives to its customers and the town’s community. Helter Skelter’s customers and friends […]

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