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What to do if Your Company is Facing a Financial Crisis

 

By Jon Munnery When your company suffers an unexpected financial setback, or insolvency is on the horizon, it can seem like an impossible task to recover momentum and get the business back on track. The problem is that warning signs of financial distress are so easily missed, and then suddenly you …

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Is contacting your company a happy experience for customers?

 

By Dave Millett, Equinox Good communication is key to customer satisfaction. But unfortunately many companies don’t spend enough time thinking about how their customer would like to communicate with them and making this easy.   If you only think about how you want customer to contact you you’re in danger of …

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Is Your Business Owed Money?

 

For small businesses, even a small financial problem can have a dramatic effect. One of the many financial issues that can occur for small businesses is late payments from clients or other businesses. This is not an issue to be overlooked. Over 50% of small businesses in the UK are …

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How to keep organised with HMRC tax payments

 

Keeping up with tax payments and HMRC reporting requirements can seem like a mammoth task, with disorganisation often being cited as the reason why payments are missed.  HMRC are very quick to respond when businesses pay late, so it’s worth taking the time to set up a reliable system that …

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Actively prepare for selling your business to get the best price

 

By Clive Hyman, Hyman Capital Services Once you’ve decided you want to sell your business you’ll have a busy time ahead. There is a lot to do to achieve a successful sale. However, if you get the price you hope for it will all be worthwhile. To help you get …

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What to look for in a company van

 

Van Monster the large used vans specialist have pulled together an interesting infographic all about what to look for in a company van. If your company provides the service of delivering products or has reached a point where transportation for its employees has started building up costs, it may be …

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How to keep costs down while replacing your ERP software

 

By Martin Craze, founder and Managing Director of Applied Business Computers One of the biggest reasons businesses avoid transitioning to a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software are the costs involved. The average lifespan of an ERP system falls between 7-10 years – how long has your current software been kicking …

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Essential PPC Testing Tips for Beginners

 

Being visible online is vital for small businesses, and one quick win is to run a pay per click (PPC) campaign to get visitors to your website. In this article, Adzooma, the all-in-one digital marketing platform, offer tips to businesses and beginners who are undertaking PPC advertising. Testing is a …

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Turn your phone into your PA with these five apps

 

By Gabriele Ottino, Productivity Expert and MD of Doodle If there’s one thing small business owners need more of, it’s time. Unfortunately, not many of us have the luxury of a personal assistant who devotes their time solely to saving ours. Every week many costly hours are wasted on necessary yet …

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How to Recognise and Deal with Workplace Stress

 

Last year, over 11 million working days were lost due to stress, depression, or anxiety. There are numerous reasons across all industries for this figure, but common causes are lack of managerial support, bullying and too much responsibility placed upon employees. Employers, meanwhile, have a duty to take care of …