Small Business

  • Top 5 Tips for Going ‘Green’


    The majority of small business owners want their business to be more environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, they simply don’t have the time or money to spend upon introducing new schemes or technology that make it easier for them to lower their carbon footprint. There are, however, some simple free environmentally friendly tips that you and your [...]

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  • Focus On Social Media And Business


    We are huge advocates of using social media to help your small business to grow, so this week we’ve found the best articles from across the Web on how you can make social media work for your business. The Most Shared Topics On Social Media Are… – By Sarah Wright on DMA Business, world and [...]

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  • Tips To Save Your Business Time


    As anyone who works in a small business, workload demands often far outweigh the amount of time and input that are available. This is particularly true for start-up businesses where one or two people do the majority of the tasks within the business. There are some simple ways to help make you more efficient, and [...]

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  • The Cost of Borrowing


    According to figures released earlier this month by the Financial Ombudsman Service, the number of complaints about small business bank loans have risen by 119% over the past year to 31st March. There were 496 complaints to the ombudsman by small business owners this year, compared to just 226 in the previous twelve months. Levels [...]

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  • Small Office Tips

    Small businesses all require space in which to conduct their business activities. Here are some great tips on how to make the most of whatever space you have to work in: Maximise Storage: Ensure that you avoid silly errors when storing stock, stationery or files. Always fill boxes to capacity before filing them away, and [...]

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  • Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business


    At some point, the majority of small businesses will all have to hire at least one employee in order to keep the workload manageable. Selecting the right people to become a part of your team is one of the most difficult management decisions that you will have to make as a small business owner. Unfortunately, [...]

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  • A Financial Health Check For Your Small Business


    Keeping on top of your business finances can be a stressful process for many small business owners. Unfortunately, it is an essential task if you wish to avoid business failure. Even businesses that appear to be successful on the surface and are making a lot of product sales can become victims of business failure if [...]

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  • Lending Nightmare Continues for Small Businesses


    Research unveiled this week by the IOD (Institute of Directors) has revealed that large numbers of cash-strapped UK small businesses seeking assistance from their banks are being turned away empty-handed. A surprising one in three of the businesses surveyed which had applied for a loan were refused, raising further concerns that banks are not still [...]

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  • Has The Budget Been Good News For Your Business?


    Last week saw the reveal of the Chancellor’s Emergency Budget. Now that some time has passed, it is possible to look beyond the knee-jerk reaction of the media and determine what it will really mean for small businesses in the UK. Although the Budget involved much belt tightening across the board, it does appear that [...]

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  • Stay Positive To Have A Successful Small Business


    Starting a new business from scratch can be extremely stressful. It doesn’t matter how much planning or funding your business has, because without a positive outlook your business will struggle to succeed. Even the best SEO or a brilliant online store is not enough to reverse the damage that having a negative attitude will cause [...]

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  • Goal Setting for Small Businesses


    Small businesses often overlook the importance of setting clear goals. It is often said that if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail. This is why even small businesses use business theory techniques like the SWOT Analysis or SMART goals. There are a number of people who will suffer if you don’t establish [...]

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  • Build A Brand For Your Small Business


    Building a brand for your small business is vital. Whether it is online through website building, online marketing and a blog, or offline through networking and advertisements having a consistent brand is vital. Having a brand doesn’t necessarily just mean having a logo or a website; building a brand is about much more than that. [...]

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