10 cash flow management strategies for your SME
Posted by Mark Boulter on February 28, 2018

Cash flow management is one of those things that plagues all small business owners, particularly on starting up. Ensuring enough money is coming in to pay staff and cover costs can be a tricky balance – ask too much of your customers and they’ll find another supplier, ask too little and you risk some serious financial issues.

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Who are Generation Z and why do we need to know?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 26, 2018

How to engage with Zers to grow your business It seems, at least to me, that for a long time, Millennials have been hogging the limelight. Marketeers have adapted while engaging with them and businesses have learnt that ignoring them is a definite error in judgement. Now though, it’s all about Generation Z. Born between

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Don’t be a complete Stott!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 23, 2018

Unless you are a business person who lives in another universe you can’t surely have missed all those letters from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about the need to sort out your Auto Enrolment systems. Every employer was allocated a staging date by which time this had to be done by to avoid being hit with fines.

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How music can make us more productive – and more likely to buy
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 21, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through a day without music. Apart from having a keen interest in lots of genres, I find the right choice of music makes me more productive.

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Your bright idea could net a share of £15m
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 19, 2018

Innovate UK is gearing up to launch its latest competition and your bright idea could net you a share of £15 million.With the aim of driving productivity and growth, Innovate UK helps businesses to realise the potential of new technologies, develop ideas and make them a commercial success.

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Raising the cakes!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 16, 2018

In a recent hearing before a tax tribunal, HMRC led the charge to insist that bicarbonate of soda (BoS) was a chemical not a food of a kind used for human consumption. Why was this important? HMRC had issued an assessment amounting to £291,000 to hapless food company, Phoenix Foods Ltd, as they had treated

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Starting a new business? Time to get your ducks in row
Posted by Mark Boulter on February 14, 2018

Things to consider when starting a new business I used to work with a South African colleague who had a no-nonsense view of start-up businesses that came to us for help. “They’ve got a great idea,” he would assert, before adding the damning conclusion. “But they haven’t got their ducks in a row.” There was

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Is it worth learning another language for business?
Posted by Ben Locker on February 12, 2018

Learning a foreign language for business As we slowly make our way towards Brexit, I’ve been wondering what will happen to the status of the English language within Europe. Currently, each member state has to notify one official language to the EU. Because Ireland has notified Gaelic and Malta has notified Maltese, Britain is currently

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Instagram is just for breakfast pictures isn’t it?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 9, 2018

How to use Instagram to grow your business You might think that Instagram is all selfies, cute babies or pets and what people have had for breakfast. I mean yes, you’ll find all of that, but using Instagram can help you to grow your business too. Since it started in 2010, Instagram’s popularity continues to

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Creating an effective business plan for your SME
Posted by Mark Boulter on February 5, 2018

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.. Planning is one of those things that we do throughout our lives, often without thinking twice about it. Schools and universities help us plan and prepare for our career; we meticulously plan our wedding day to ensure everything comes off perfectly; we plan our holidays, our

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