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Five simple and inexpensive tips for successful corporate gifts

 

It can be hard to strike the right balance with corporate gifts. Ziti Cards explains how to get it right.   It is not all about the value of the gift you give to a person that shows gratefulness, the way one presents the contribution to the intended person is what matters. …

How to get free cash for your business

 

Stephen Sacks is the founder of Funding Nav and author of Reboot your business. In this extract from the book, Stephen explains the different ways that you can raise more money for your business – for free.   R&D Tax Credits The UK rate of corporation tax (on profits) is already at …

5 common health and safety risks in the workplace

 

Health and safety issues can cause many problems in the workplace – not least putting your employees at risk. The best way to avoid them is to be aware of them. Richard Miller, managing director of powered access rental company Star Platforms tells us which risks to keep an eye out for. …

How to invest in your team for the most effective business

 

If you have a great team, your business will flourish. But how can you make them as productive and cohesive as possible? Mark Watts, Director at Just Airsoft explains.   At the core of your business lies the team. Of course, few people underestimate the value of the team. However, like many things …

The business of social networking

 

This is an edited extract of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media by Luan Wise.   The business of social networking Frightened of social media? There’s no need. It’s nothing new! The book begins by looking at a brief history of social media, the evolution of marketing and …

Why SMEs must futureproof themselves now for Brexit

 

Many SMEs think they are ‘too small’ to be troubled by the effects of whatever final Brexit arrangements are made. Here, Funding Nav founder and business author, Stephen Sacks, explains how they are the organisations most vulnerable to whatever storms lie ahead and how they can – and should – …

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 …