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How to protect your cashflow (without the Big Business bad practices)

 

Cash flow is a common headache for small and medium-size businesses. Lee Murphy, founder of cloud bookkeeping software Pandle, give his top tips for protecting cash flow in your business.   Cashflow problems are the biggest danger to most microbusinesses, with many profitable microbusinesses going insolvent simply because they run out of cash. …

Top Tips for Setting Up a Successful Online Business

 

When you’re starting a business, you need to know how to get it online. But what should be your priority? Stuart Maclaren, MD at Your Print Partner has first-hand experience to share.   Online sales now comprise over 17% of all purchases in the UK and there’s no sign of that …

Technical Advice on working remotely and securely on the network for SME’s

 

Flexi-working (or working from home) is becoming an important benefit to provide your employees. Stuart Jailler at Seareach explains how you can do this for your company whilst keeping your company’s data secure.   Technology plays an important role in enabling people to work in a lot more flexible way, …

Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …

The Smart City Index: Where are the best places to start a business?

 

Entrepreneurism is bursting out all over the country – but where is the best place to start? Vishal Chhatralia, VP of Digital Marketing, RS Components gives us the lowdown.   With the economy booming, it’s now possible to start a business almost anywhere. But it’s no secret that starting a business …

The top five field marketing tips

 

Field marketing, a traditional discipline in direct marketing, allows for a two-way communication that brings your brand to life and puts your messages in front of customers at targeted field locations like supermarkets, local events or festivals. Marta Gorka, digital marketing and communications specialist at Skyline Whitespace,  shares her top 5 field …

How to get the most out of your meetings

 

Company meetings are important – but only if they’re productive. Chris Meredith, CEO of LondonOffices.com gives top tips for getting the most out of your meetings.   They’re an essential part of business life, but if you’re not careful, the meetings you hold and attend might be good for one …

Pricing: it’s more than a numbers game

 

Deciding on what to charge a customer can be a dilemma for a small business when they are struggling to balance what they think the market can bear with what they need to turn a profit. David Johnson is Head of Programme at Cause4, and advises small businesses and charities …