Six common mistakes people make when going into business
Posted by Mark Boulter on May 1, 2019

More than half of all small business start-ups in the UK cease trading in their first five years. We have put together a list of start-up mistakes to avoid.

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Does your business spend a lot on fuel?
Posted by Ben Locker on April 29, 2019

If your business involves a lot of driving, high fuel costs can quickly eat into your profits. We provide a few tips that can help you to save money on your business motoring costs.

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How to get quality back on track
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 26, 2019

We discuss the importance of maintaining high standards within a business.

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Do you play music at work? Now you only need one licence instead of two
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 24, 2019

You will still need a license but at least you now only need one instead of two….

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How effective is your brand?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 22, 2019

Here we look at whether your brand is an asset to your business and why having a great brand will help you to stand out from the crowd.

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6 ways to win and retain your customers
Posted by Mark Boulter on April 19, 2019

Each year the average business can expect to lose around 20 per cent of its customers. We look at ways to retain them.

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Are you a Generation X, Z or just a baby boomer?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 17, 2019

Do you know who your ideal customer is? Are you missing out on potential profits? Make sure that your marketing strategy is being directed towards the right people.

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When do you have to pay your Capital Gains Tax?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 15, 2019

Sold an asset that is subject to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)? Here we explain how to work out when you’ll need to pay the tax over to HMRC.

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Have you protected your business against invoice scams?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on April 12, 2019

An increasing number of businesses are falling victim to ever-more sophisticated scams. One growing type is the ‘invoice scam’ where businesses lost £92.7m to invoice and mandate scams in 2018. How can you protect your business?

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How to plan when working from home
Posted by Liz Cordell on April 10, 2019

When you’re a freelancer it’s all too easy to get distracted. By the end of the day, your work schedule has gone off the rails. We look at how you can maximise your time and maintain focus on your work.

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