Tips & Guides

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

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 Finder.com, 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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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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