Does Your Small Business Need A Website?

A website can be a big commitment for a small business, but is it a worthwhile one? There are many considerations to make when owning a small business, and whether or not you need a website is an important one. The decline of the high street and dominance of online...

What Is An IR35, And Do You Need One?

IR35 is the shorthand for an anti-avoidance tax legislation for ‘disguised’ employees. What is it? The IR35 legislation allows the HMRC to collect tax and national insurance contributions from contractors at the same rate as an equivalent employee.   Prior to the...

Home Working, Is It Here To Stay?

On 23 March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a national lockdown, with the directive ‘Stay at Home’. The order extended to every component of life, with working from home a command unless absolutely impossible.   With déjà vu occurring in both October...

SEO For Beginners

  Website audit   When it comes to starting off with SEO for your website, you’ll first need to know everything that’s wrong/what Google doesn’t like about your site. To do this, you’ll need to conduct a website audit.   Now, there are some great...

Business Benefits of Paying Through Direct Debits

Small businesses are reliant on cash flow, especially when they are starting out, therefore introducing new payment methods into their systems can be intimidating. However, there are many benefits to businesses implementing Direct Debit payments into their financial...

Top Tips for Managing Credit Control for Small Businesses

Running a small business can be stressful, so ensuring your customers pay on time and effectively chasing those who don’t is essential.   Cash flow issues are one of the main problems for small businesses, no matter how successful they are. If a customer does not...

The Best Resources For Small Businesses

  When you have a small business even the little things can go such a long way and knowing the best tools and resources can make a real difference. That’s why we have created this handy blog post full of the best resources recommended for small businesses....

Advice for taking on your first employee

  Hiring your first employee can be daunting, and, especially for a small business, a big responsibility. Although the step to take on your first member of staff is exciting, it can be a minefield and a demanding process alongside the day-to-day running of your...

Will Brexit mean more manufacturing moves to Britain? 

  COVID-19 might have replaced the daily news bulletins on Brexit, but both events may be having an impact on manufacturing.   A new report suggests that both Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic could relocate the production of £4.8 billion worth of goods to...

Marketing Tips For Startup Businesses

  Know your audience   When it comes to designing and executing your marketing strategy, the most important thing to fully understand is your audience.   Having a clear picture of who your ideal customer is and who your actual customers are is integral...