10,000 hours to make your business succeed?
Posted by Ben Locker on July 9, 2018

Practising for 10,000 hours is equivalent to doing an activity for 3 hours every day – for over nine years. It’s a big commitment. But 10,000 hours is the special figure when it comes to making your business a success.

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Unmarried couples to receive tax breaks?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on July 5, 2018

A new ruling from the Supreme Court may see changes to tax breaks for unmarried couples. A recent case may set precedence into whether unmarried couples receive the same tax benefits as married couples or those in same-sex civil partnerships.

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If you want great customer service…
Posted by Ben Locker on July 2, 2018

What makes for great customer service? Don’t say that you will go the extra mile… show it.

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Is the email newsletter dead?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on June 29, 2018

Email marketing is still a great way to market your business. Here are some great excuses why you should continue doing email marketing for your business (as long as you are GDPR compliant).

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If you want to succeed in business, think like a cup-winner…
Posted by Ben Locker on June 27, 2018

Outthink your opposition and think like a football cup-winner. That’s the approach of “predatory thinking” which can help your business greatly.

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What Causes Small Businesses to Fail?
Posted by Mark Boulter on June 22, 2018

For many starting up a business can be a struggle, so we have devised some of the key reasons why small businesses fail. Looking at expansion, marketing and much more in a bid to help you profit from others’ lessons, so that you can hopefully make a better success of your own business.

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How to minimise your SME’s Corporation Tax bill…
Posted by Mark Boulter on June 20, 2018

If you’re running an SME, you’ll be familiar with keeping a close eye on the books to ensure cashflow is healthy. However, corporation tax can be a large expense each year for SME’s, impacting profits. With that in mind we have devised a few suggestions on how to reduce your Corporation Tax bill legally.

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Death, Taxes and Change – are your nominations up to date?
Posted by Kevin Wheeler on June 18, 2018

The two constant things in life are death and taxes; change is perhaps a third? Very little ever seems to stay the way it was, with many things changing throughout our lifetime like our careers, homes and not to forget rule changes, specifically for your pension. New rule changes allow pension funds to be passed to spouses and down the generations, making it vital to ensure that in the event of your demise your pension fund goes exactly where and to whom you want. Here we look at the importance of keeping your nominations up to date.

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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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