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

How to switch your business bank account

News published date and time icon September 21, 2021 by Chloe Mckenna in Tips & Guides | 5 minute read

Switching your business bank account to a brand new one can mean better interest rates, useful benefits and better customer experience. So why, then, do many businesses put it off? Because it seems like a hassle you just don’t need.

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How to stop employees from stealing your clients

News published date and time icon August 27, 2021 by Helen J in Tips & Guides | 4 minute read

You’ve worked hard to convert new clients into loyal customers, but what happens if one of your employees leaves taking a valued client or member of staff with them?

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Getting through your first year of business: a survival guide for small businesses

News published date and time icon July 26, 2021 by Helen J in Tips & Guides | 4 minute read

In this guide, we’re talking you through some common pitfalls, and new business owners give you their best pieces of advice to help you build and sustain your business post-pandemic.

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A guide to handling unpaid invoices for small businesses

News published date and time icon July 16, 2021 by Helen J in Tips & Guides | 8 minute read

You probably keep reading about how cash flow is the lifeblood of any business - and it’s true, it is. You need working capital to run a business. Late payments kill 50,000 small businesses and cost the UK economy £2.5bn each year.

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How to write a business plan

News published date and time icon July 08, 2021 by Helen J in Tips & Guides | 5 minute read

According to Barclays, only 47% of small businesses in the UK have a formal business plan in place that is written down or recorded.

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How much does it cost to start a business in the UK?

News published date and time icon June 28, 2021 by Helen J in Tips & Guides | 6 minute read

You’re considering starting a business, which means doing something you love, the ability to set your working hours (excusing yourself from the dreaded 9-5), and financial freedom.

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

News published date and time icon 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?

News published date and time icon 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

News published date and time icon 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?

News published date and time icon 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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