Catch up with the latest business news for start-up's and SME's.

How to work from home effectively (& juggle everything else)

May 04, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 4 minute read

Who’s loving lockdown? Probably not many of you - but it’s necessary to keep the country on track and protect those who are vulnerable. For many of us, we’re entering our seventh week under lockdown restrictions.

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What financial support can your SME expect amid coronavirus?

March 19, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

Coronavirus presents uncertainty, and as an SME business owner, whether you’ve got an independent high street coffee shop or a consultancy business, your worry has no doubt increased since the announcement made on Monday 16 March 2020

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10 ways you can lower your business energy costs

February 17, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

Saving money when you’re operating and growing a small business in the UK is the number one priority for many business owners. According to Bionic, the average business electricity bill per year can be as much as £3,146 for a medium-sized business

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Should your employees work from home?

February 10, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 4 minute read

Since you started recruiting members of staff into your business, you’ve probably been asked the question: ‘can I work from home today?’

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Should you crowdfund for your business

February 03, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 4 minute read

If you’re trying desperately to get your new business off the ground and you feel like you’ve marketed it and promoted it to within an inch of its life, but you’ve still had no takers - have you tried crowdfunding?

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The importance of customer reviews and how to get them

January 20, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

According to Testimonial Engine, 72% of customers don’t take action until they have read reviews.

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What is a personal guarantee - and do you need one?

January 13, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 4 minute read

If you’re a company director in the UK looking for a cash injection to help you grow your business, you’re not alone. According to, 27% of SMEs taking part in the British Business Bank survey 2018 reported being financed by loans.

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Business credit score: How to check and improve your company credit report

January 03, 2020 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 3 minute read

Running a business can be draining, both emotionally and financially. And when you’ve got nothing else to give financially, you might start looking into business funding and financing options to help support the growth of your company.

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Looking for your first office space? Advice for businesses

December 16, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 6 minute read

Alongside attracting new clients and customers, finding an office space that works for your business and its employees (while not costing the earth!) is crucial to run your business effectively.

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The state of new business: births, deaths & motivation

December 02, 2019 By Helen J in News · 5 minute read

Are you thinking of starting your own business? Congratulations, it’s an exciting time! This piece will help you understand what the market for new business looks like from 2018 and explores the industries that continue to flourish in the UK.

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