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7 Shipping Tips to Help Small Businesses

 

Smaller business owners, especially in the early birth years, should always be looking for ways to shave costs and minimize outgoings. It’s one of the least fun parts of owning your own business, but one of the most important. Keeping costs down will not only help increase your cash flow, …

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Why SMBs are future-proofing their IT setups

 

A recent report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found that 99% of UK businesses are SMBs, making them vital to the British economy. However, a large proportion of these companies face a major technology challenge as the deadline looms for the end of support of Windows Server 2003 in July. …

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Why You Need to Do More Than Facebook

 

If you’ve suddenly seen a decrease in the reach of your Facebook posts, it might come as a surprise that Facebook has officially announced it’s cleaning up the business page act. As stated here in their community hub, Facebook are eliminating spam accounts and purchased likes, in the hope that …

Why I’m supporting the Conservative party

 

Ian Morrison, director of underwriting and risk at Liquid Finance, shares his view on the upcoming General Election.   As the general election fast approaches, the economy is at a critical point. Key to the continued economic stability and growth, is the small business community. For context, there are 5.2 …

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What you need to do now to prepare for Auto-enrolment

 

As a small business owner, you will likely go through your Auto-enrolment staging date at some point over the next 12 months. As a result, it’s important to understand what Auto-enrolment is so you can take action now and start planning for the future. Auto-enrolment, also known as workplace pensions, …

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The world’s first bookkeeping app for Apple Watch

 

Exciting news for tech-savvy accountants: the Apple Watch can help you speed up one of your most time-consuming tasks! Receipt Bank, the award-winning productivity app, has launched the first ever bookkeeping app for the world’s most sought after device. The app takes the form of a new bookkeeping dashboard, which is an extension …

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The Smart Pension Guide to Negotiating the Auto Enrolment Minefield Safely

 

With the deadline to sign up to a workplace pension scheme for employees looming for many SMEs and The Pensions Regulator’s most recent research indicating many businesses are totally unaware that it’s coming, there are several key points businesses need to be aware of when it comes to auto enrolment …

finding your niche

Top tips for finding your niche

 

Giles English, Co-Founder of Bremont Watch Company, provides seven top tips for niche businesses looking for global market success.     Niche markets are extremely valuable, if sometimes tricky areas in which to establish a business. Usually containing fewer competitors, growth in niche markets can be fast, though this can be …

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10 things you need to know before becoming a company director

 

‘Yes, I’ll be a Director of the Company’ This is a situation in which many people find themselves. Beware, becoming a company director is not just a title, the role has duties and responsibilities that you shouldn’t ignore. If you are considering becoming a director do not underestimate your obligations …

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How Investing in Greener Business Practices Can Help Your Business Grow

 

Business owners have to make tough decisions on a daily basis, and the difference between making a good decision and a bad one can often have far-reaching consequences. When there are questions of ethics, social responsibility and what is morally right, decision making quickly becomes an even more stressful process …