David Harrison

Business management: from poor to great

  Regardless of the size, sector or scope of your business, proper management is imperative to ensure that every aspect runs smoothly. Effective management brings about many benefits to your business, boosting efficiency, productivity and keeps your working capital at feasible levels. Yet despite the necessity of strong, insightful leadership there are many SMEs that lack […]

David Harrison

POW! 5 superb ways to advance your marketing!

Marketing is a crucial part of running and developing a successful business, emphasising the quality and reliability of your brand. In the face of your competition you’re having to claw for every inch of your desired market and, for that reason alone, major corporations can spend millions on attracting their target audience. However, throwing wads […]

David Harrison

SME – The risk of change

Don’t be a brick, become a business-driven chameleon. As our businesses grow and develop we have to adapt and refine our goods and services in the face of change. Obstacles are all part of running a business but rather than seeing them as challenges instead address them as trials that weed out the weak from […]

David Harrison

Why your SME needs to use cloud accounting

Running a business in an industry you know inside out can be highly rewarding and extremely enjoyable. However, in order to reap the benefits both you and your staff need to put the extra effort in. Of the most arduous and time-consuming aspects involved in any business, accounting can be the most trying. However, with […]

David Harrison

Fit-out & Refurbishment Finance for the Catering Industry

Regardless of whether you run a trendy restaurant in the heart of London, a sophisticated Italian bistro or a succulent carvery steak house, making your business as attractive as possible to your customers is crucial. At the same time as serving tantalising dishes, you’re striving to deliver an impeccable service set inside surroundings that will […]

David Harrison

Injecting Growth Back Into Your Business

Establishing a business inside an industry you know and love is, without any doubt, a highly rewarding pursuit. But to ensure the success of your vision, keeping a close eye on your business’s rate of growth is crucial. Avoid letting it slow and never let it stall. Doing so can have any number of negative […]

David Harrison

Agency vs. In-house staff

One of the most important questions that any business owner will have to answer will be how they choose to staff their business. To make a success of your business and ensure its operational effectiveness, bringing in the right skills and industry knowledge is critical. There are two paths you can choose from, either in-house […]

Craig Drake

Economics Week Ahead 10/4/17

As we all know, no business exists in a vacuum. Whether it’s a report on UK wage pressures suggesting increased payroll costs, the US Federal Reserve looking to hike rates and influence your dollar-denominated costs for purchasing raw goods or reports of weakened Eurozone import demand, it all matters to your business. Which is why […]

David Harrison

Engaging your customers with future technology

As technology continues to develop further and further into the realm of science fiction, acquiring the attention of our target audience through conventional means proves ever more challenging to attain. Your customers now have their eyes firmly set upon their mobiles, tablets, smart TVs and any other smart device. So, in order to retain your […]

David Harrison

SME – It’s time for a booster

In business, knowing the right thing to do and how to do it can be nerve-wracking. There are many issues to cope with, goals to achieve and directions to take when handling a developing SME business. Yet, despite the challenges, being your own boss can be enjoyable and highly rewarding, providing your business is nurtured […]

David Harrison

Keeping up with your business rates

Every year, around 200,000 UK SMEs are summoned to court over unpaid tax bills. That’s 1 in 8 UK businesses. Although business rates are one of the most loathed and controversial parts of running a business you simply cannot afford not to comply. For those that try to wriggle out of paying, or simply forget, […]

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Coping with late payments and taxes

During the course of your business’s development, your focus is going to be pulled and stretched across a variety of different areas in order to ensure growth and sustainability. Combine all of this alongside other factors such as tax, staff wages, maintenance and so on, and the strain on your business’s expenses can be something to […]

Craig Drake

Economics Week Ahead 3/4/17

Last week was the week that Britain’s exit from the European Union got real with Theresa May writing to Donald Tusk, triggering Article 50 and beginning Britain’s formal withdrawal. People talk a lot about “what the market wants”, however, it often doesn’t care one way or another about politics. More often it’s certainty that moves […]

David Harrison

Refinancing your debt

Experiencing financial difficulty is something that can happen to any business owner, whether you are expecting it or not. Although it may not have been through your own doing, sadly, the reality is that you are left to deal with it all the same.   No doubt the situation seems worrisome and you may be […]

David Harrison

Ending the distress of UK SMEs

Ever since the end of 2016, there has been an escalation of UK businesses expressing signs of growing distress. According to a report carried out by Begbies Traynor, over 275,000 SME business are in the midst of worrying financial turmoil. Of those that expressed issues, a quarter was found to be London based. Yet, just […]