Social media
Marketing & sales

How to run a social media competition for your business

Social media can be a very powerful marketing channel for your small business. Not only is it a great way to get the word out about your products and services,…
By 11 June, 2019
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Digital natives and digital immigrants: What’s the difference?

Over the last thirty years or so, technology has almost completely transformed the way we live our lives. The rise of personal computers was followed by the explosion of the…
By 30 April, 2019
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Legal & compliance

Everything you need to know about Making Tax Digital

As a small business owner, you’ve probably already heard about HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative which is due to start coming into force at the beginning of next month. However,…
By 22 March, 2019
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Marketing & sales

How to take your online store to the next level

E-commerce is one the fastest growing sectors in the world. And considering how simple it is to set-up your own online store, that’s no surprise at all. But if you…
By 20 March, 2019
Credit score
Finance & cash flow

How to improve your business credit score

Credit: InvestmentZen. Before a lender will let you borrow money for your business, they’ll want to make sure it’s likely you’ll be able to pay them back. They do this…
By 15 March, 2019
Sole trader
Legal & compliance

A guide to choosing a legal structure for your small business

One of the most important decisions you can make when you’re starting your small business is deciding what legal structure it will take. The structure you choose has an important…
By 07 March, 2019
Fragrance bottles
Marketing & sales

How to start an online store in 9 easy steps

The internet has completely revolutionised the way we shop. Back in the day, your only options were to browse the shops on the high street or leaf through a catalogue.…
By 06 March, 2019
Counting pennies
Finance & cash flow

What if you can’t pay your business loan back?

Most responsible lenders will do their best to make sure they only loan money to businesses who are likely to be able to afford the repayments. They do this by…
By 28 February, 2019
Man shaving boy's hair
Staff & recruitment

Employing staff for the first time: 6 things you need to consider

Your business is growing and the future’s looking good. To help with the extra work and make sure that growth continues, you decide to employ one or two members of…
By 25 February, 2019
Man pointing to day in calendar
Staff & recruitment

Will a four-day work week become the norm?

It’s no wonder I started writing this post on a Monday morning. The weekend always seems to go far too quickly. You clock off on Friday afternoon and before you…
By 21 February, 2019
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