How to recover an unpaid invoice
How to chase an unpaid invoice

Cashflow is the lifeblood of business, yet Sage found that a staggering 40% of SMEs are directly and negatively affected by late payments — with impacts ranging from having to reduce spend on future investments to cutting staff salaries and bonuses. Add to that the effort that goes into chasing

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Reviews in Your Strategy for Content Marketing
8 Suggestions to Include Reviews in Your Strategy for Content Marketing

Our society is focused on reviews. There are so many businesses out there, people value 5-star ratings more and more to help them decide which product or service is best. Reviews give customers information on products not just for other customers but for business managers also. Here are some great

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Why Women Don't Seek Investment
Female Entrepreneurship | Why Women Don’t Seek Investment

As part of our Female Entrepreneurship Series one of the key areas that have been highlighted in the Alison Rose Review, and by the women we spoke to during our research was the difficulty in securing investment to scale their business. Of all the venture funding secured by businesses in

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Guide to Content Marketing
Content Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses: The Ultimate Guide

If you aren’t focusing your strategies on content marketing, your marketing efforts will never reach their full potential. Content is the king, they say, and for a good reason. In fact, content marketing gets three times more leads than paid search advertising. Follow our guide to content marketing for hints

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Who Can Start a Business
Who can start a business? 10-step guide to starting a business

Do you have an idea that you could turn into your own empire? If you’re thinking of taking on the entrepreneurial route and wondering to yourself who can start a business, you’re not alone. Starting a business that will succeed is not an easy task to set yourself. However, the

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What makes good customer service?
What makes good customer service?

Communication is key to running any business, whether successful or not and although sometimes it can be hard knowing which communication is appropriate, it is a core strength to your business. When communicating with customers there are certain rules to the conversation just as with anyone else. The most significant

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How to do basic bookkeeping
How to do basic bookkeeping

Invoices, receipts and bank balances can all mount up when you’re running a small business. Instead of allowing them to form a nasty pile in your in-tray it’s well worth mastering the basics of bookkeeping. Follow these 5 tips to avoid the headache that accompanies an out-of-control pile of paperwork…

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How do I take my business to the next level?
How do I take my business to the next level?

You’re not the first business owner to have asked this question and you certainly won’t be the last! Once you’re past the initial start-up phase it’s natural that you’ll want to shift your focus to building your fledgling business. Developing your company to ensure long term success is a challenge.

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What do I do if my business is failing?
What do I do if my business is failing?

There are many reasons why a business fails, but if you can spot the spiralling fall before it is too late then there is a high chance you can save it. But what can you do to stop your business from falling down the plug-hole? Marketing – specifically digital! We

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Starting your own business with no money
Starting your own business with no money

So you’re there full of wonderful business ideas dying to show the rest of the world what you can offer, but then you check the bank account and it seems that these ideas will only happen in your dreams… Well, we disagree! Looking at global entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson

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Recruitment Law
What is the first step to recruiting?

Most businesses are only too aware that the success of their business sits with their employees. Therefore, when it comes to recruiting new superstars, the employer must not only be looking at a candidate’s characteristics, skillset and experience but also adhere to their legal obligations to ensure they are recruiting

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Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) - what is it and what are your responsibilities?
Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) – what is it and what are your responsibilities?

The Data Protection Act, or DPA as it is more commonly referred too, is the framework that is in place for the collection and processing of personal data. The majority of businesses collect and process customer information in order to run their businesses and therefore have certain responsibilities to adhere

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