How to pick the right colour for your brand
Posted by Mark Boulter on June 15, 2018

Branding can be quite scary when you’re starting out in business or frankly any time if it’s not something you know much about. Research by reboot online surveyed 2,648 consumers to identify brands based on their colour palette alone. The green of Starbucks was recognised by 80% of consumers and the blue and yellow combination of IKEA was recognised by 67%. Clearly, colour can trigger brand recognition, but how do you choose the right one?

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Do you need a to-do list?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 13, 2018

Many of us would like to be better at time management and argue that doing a to-do list is one way of achieving this, however, it can leave you worse off than before. Here we look at how to write a good to do list, helping you organise your tasks and improve your time management.

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Got a drawdown pension?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 11, 2018

These days, you have more choice and control over pensions than ever before with drawndown pensions becoming more popular. However, drawndrown pensions require more responsibility and management so what happens what happens if you fall ill? Here we look at why you should opt for a Lasting Power of Attorney.

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Company directors watch out – you can be personally liable for VAT penalties!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 8, 2018

Have you heard of VAT missing trader fraud? The taxman certainly has, and he issues guidelines on how to spot it and avoid it. Here we look at what trader fraud is, and how you can be personally liable for VAT penalties If you are part of a supply chain where missing trader fraud is taking place.

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Five Key Economical Factors Your Business Needs to Be Aware Of
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 6, 2018

Operating a business in the modern world requires owners to be aware of many different economic factors. As market trends, employment rates, and economic policy constantly shift, business owners that don’t keep up to date could find their companies losing its competitive edge. So with that in mind, below are five economical factors that business owners must ensure they are aware of.

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HMRC tackles its own fraudsters!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 4, 2018

There has been an endless growth in illegal sites associated with HMRC, with the scammers creating websites that look similar to HMRC’s official site with the call numbers being at an extortionate costs. However, HMRC has found a way to tackle these fraudsters saving the public £2.4m from these phone scams.

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Why saving energy is a smart move for businesses
Posted by Ben Locker on June 1, 2018

In today’s age energy saving is becoming more of a concern for both individuals and businesses. Not only does saving energy cut overheads and increases your margins, a company’s carbon footprint is a growing concern for their audience. Here we look at different ways your business can start cutting its energy.

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How to rent a room at home tax free!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 30, 2018

Since April 2016, the amount of tax-free income you can earn from letting out furnished accommodation in your home has increased to £7,500 per annum or £3,750 if two persons own a property jointly. Here we look at how the rent a room scheme works and the tax rules.

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Five of the best small business tools to help you to manage your small business
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 28, 2018

When you’re running a small business, it’s easy to get caught with the day-to-day stuff and not see the bigger picture. For small business owners time is a precious commodity, with that in mind we have devised a list of five vital small business tools to help you save time and grow your business.

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How to talk to anyone about anything
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on May 25, 2018

Networking is an important part of growing a business and let’s face it, even in our personal lives, it’s a lot easier if we can talk to each other without embarrassing ourselves. So here at THP we have devised a few tips on how you can start talking to anyone about anything.

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