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Five advantages when small businesses recruit new staff

Date: 28 July 2021

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Joining the small business ranks

Date: 27 July 2021

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Tips to improve your company finances

Starting and running a successful business is only possible with sufficient start up funds and robust financial management. These tips will help improve your company's finances.

Date: 21 June 2021 By:

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Solving the payments conundrum

Advice for those starting a small sole-trader business on the challenges ahead - from find suitable services and tech, attracting customers to receiving payments.

Date: 17 May 2021 By:

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Burning through start-up cash? Stop!

Money is tight when you're starting up. Learn some simple techniques that can help you avoid stretching your small business finances.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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Why your small business water bill might need attention

Water is essential to the operation of many businesses but that doesn't mean you should overpay for your supply. Tips to reduce your bills.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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Top unforeseen expenses and how to deal with them

You may be organised and have monthly budget for personal and business expenses. But what about those unexpected bills. Learn how to deal with unforeseen bills.

Date: 21 April 2021 By:

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The ten commandments for successful money management

Money management can make or break your business. Make sure you're a success with these ten money management commandments.

Date: 8 April 2021 By:

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How business fleets can cope with a delivery economy

As businesses adapt to the 'delivery economy', it is more important than ever that small businesses optimise their fleet.

Date: 11 March 2021 By:

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Should your small business consider adopting Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies continue their spread across businesses globally. Should your business consider accepting them before you miss the boat?

Date: 6 January 2021 By:

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Four rules for extracting profit from your business

The aim of any entrepreneur is to build a profitable business and draw that value from the business. The trick is deciding when the right time to extract that money is. Discover the four rules.

Date: 14 December 2020 By:

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How to save money when starting a small business

Saving money in the early stages of your business gives you a fighting chance of covering costs while your business becomes established.

Date: 25 November 2020 By:

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Is it time to switch your start up's broadband provider?

Sometimes cost cutting and making do damages your growth prospects. Moving to a new broadband provider could provide the platform you need for the next phase of business growth.

Date: 10 November 2020 By:

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Ten ways to make your money go further with your smartphone

Smartphones are ubiquitous these days, but many don't know how they can make their money go further using their phone.

Date: 28 October 2020 By:

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How to take payments as a start up

Getting paid is crucial as a small business. The more payment methods you can offer customers the easier it is for them to pay you. Discover the business benefits of using a card reader.

Date: 21 October 2020 By:

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Alternative funding options for start ups and how to apply

You need more than just a good idea when starting a business. You will need start up funding too. Here are five possible funding sources you could consider.

Date: 12 October 2020 By:

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Ten key financial performance indicators every start up business should track

Business key performance indicators (KPIs) help you measure and monitor the performance and growth of your company. Discover ten key KPIs you need to track.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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Can investing in a small business be more fruitful?

Many investors overlook the investment opportunities presented by smaller businesses. This could be a mistake. Learn why investing in a small business can be more fruitful.

Date: 10 September 2020 By:

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Eight financial mistakes that could trip your business up

Your small business finances are arguably one of the biggest challenges you need to manage. We share the eight most common financial mistakes small businesses make.

Date: 3 September 2020 By:

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