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

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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Bad business credit? Here's how you can improve your score

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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Simple money-saving tips for your small business

November 26, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

Regardless of how well your business is performing, you should always keep an eye on cost-cutting measures for your small business.

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How to convert visitors through your website

November 18, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave.

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Shoestring marketing budget? No worries, 9 ideas to trial

November 11, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

As a small business, it’s only right that you see fit to spend what little budget you have on business-related expenses. It’s evident that marketing might not fit into the top ten things to spend your money on.

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How to recruit the best employees for your small business

November 04, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 4 minute read

How can you attract and recruit these job seekers into your small business? And, most importantly, how can you retain them?

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How to generate B2B leads on LinkedIn

October 28, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 7 minute read

Did you know? The LinkedIn platform has 260 million active users - with 25 million of these based in the UK. So it’s safe to say it’s a pretty good platform for meeting like-minded business professionals.

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Juggling childcare when you're self-employed - is it doable?

October 22, 2019 By Helen J in Tips & Guides · 5 minute read

With the ever-increasing cost of childcare looming over the heads of working parents, can becoming self-employed help ease the struggle?

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