Man suffering from poor cash flow

‘Cash flow problems’ is a phrase that can strike terror into the heart of any business owner. Any entity, large or small, can be sunk without careful management of cash flow. That’s why it’s so crucial to stay on top of your cash flow and to make sure you’re comfortable with how it functions within…

Small business loan application

Being able to borrow can play a crucial role in development for small and medium sized businesses and it can be a crushing blow to get turned down for finance. However, there are usually some very good reasons why this happens – and you can learn from these for next time. Your credit score isn’t…

Businessman on phone

A strong base of clients/customers is the foundation for any ambitious business. Attracting new customers is also one of the biggest challenges that any enterprise faces – regardless if they’re new to the game, or seasoned, household names. So, how do you go about getting your business in front of the right people at the…

rules for managing cash flow

Businesses thrive and fall on the basis of cash flow. There is no sentiment in business, and if you ain’t got the cash to grow, pay your bills and your staff, it’s more than likely you won’t be around for long. Harsh, but true.   Cash flow is as important at start-up stage as it…

Laptop showing business growth strategy

Small Business Growth Strategies It goes without saying that pretty much every business on the planet wants to grow and break into new, untapped markets. But what separates the successes from the failures is knowing how to do it; and that’s where small business growth strategies come in. The business world has changed dramatically in…

Growing stack of coins

How To Grow Your Business From tiny acorns grow strong, solid oak trees. For the sturdy, robust oak, upward growth is its primary goal and the same could be said for businesses. Whether your objective is to grow rapidly at breakneck speed leaving your competition in the shade, or something perhaps a little slower and…

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…

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