Businessperson

Cash flow is key to a small business but there’s only so much that you can do on your own to make the most of this crucial asset. Keeping records, monitoring progress, ensuring that invoices are met and that money is in the right place at the right time all contribute to positive cash flow….

What will Brexit mean for business

On 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU.  Since the results of the referendum were published there has been turmoil in the financial markets and general uncertainty in a lot of businesses. A lot of questions have been raised by businesses: How will Brexit affect my business? Will Brexit affect trading with…

Negotiation Tactics For Business

Successful negotiation is an important aspect of everyday business life. Here are a just few pointers to set you on the right track. Do your homework prior to any negotiation You need to know your product or service very well.  If you are negotiating on price, you need to familiarise with cost and know your…

customer service

“The customer is always right” – you’ve probably heard this hundreds of times.  However, is the customer really always right?  Here we discuss why the customer may not always be right. The customer only asks for what they want The customer will only ask for what they want and not necessarily what they need.  You…

new business marketing

Owning your own business may seem like a great idea.  However, if you lack the ability to market your goods and services, your business may not be around for very long.  Here we share several top tips on how to effectively market your new business. Get an Online Presence Your website is your window to…

business plan

All businesses should have a business plan.  Your business plan will help you to solidify your objectives and give your business some direction.  It can be used to monitor progress, recruit talent and will help you to raise finance should you ever need it.  If there are several partners in the business it will ensure…

setting business goals

Once set correctly, your company’s business goals will provide you with clear guidelines of what you are trying to achieve within your business.  These goals can be short term goals of 3-6 month increments leading to longer term 3-5 year goals. A lot of businesses fail to set any business goals and of those that…

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