What Open Banking means for your business

Open Banking has the potential to have a huge impact on the finances of both businesses and individuals. To help you understand what it could mean for you, we take a look at what Open Banking is, how it works, and how you could benefit. What is Open Banking? Open Banking is a new method […]

Business that runs itself

How to build a business that runs itself

Could you take a six month holiday from your business? Would you be confident to leave it even for two weeks? Don’t worry if the answer is no, you’re not alone. However, you can change the way your business works to make it self-reliant. Imagine a world where you could come back from a break […]

Brexit – latest resources & guidance for SMEs

With Brexit talks ongoing, it’s important to prepare your business for all eventualities. The government and other organisations continue to issue advice for small business owners. To save your time searching, we’ve brought together the top Brexit resources from around the web. Government advice by industry The gov.uk website should be your first port of call. […]

Social media

Grow your business with social media

With an estimated 2.3 billion users worldwide, social media provides huge opportunities to grow your customer base and build powerful relationships. According to Time magazine, 81% of consumers would have more faith in a company if they use social media, and millennials (those born from the early 80s to early 2000s) will be more likely […]

Dating for busy entrepreneurs

How to date as a busy entrepreneur

When your first love is your business, making time for someone else is tricky. You’ve got payroll to run, stock to be ordered and contracts to be fulfilled – cupid is going to have to wait. However, if you’re serious about giving your love life some attention, it’s time to adjust your mindset. To sprinkle […]

Business Banking Switch

Get ready for the Business Banking Switch

Very rarely would any business tell their customers to pack up and head on over to their competition. However, that is exactly what two of the UK’s biggest banks are doing. If you’re a business customer of RBS or Natwest, you may have already been told that you’ll be affected. Although this will mean extra […]

Grow your business with digital marketing

Digital marketing is now a mainstay for small businesses of all types across the country. As the world continues to move online, having a well-planned digital presence can make a huge difference in attracting and retaining more customers. To help you get the most from your digital efforts, we’ve put together our top tips for […]

Project management

Project management guide

Whether you’re working on a two week scheme or a year long transformation, successful project management can make a huge difference to your business. Delivery on your goals, efficient use of time and money, a happy team and a job well done – they can all be yours when a project is run smoothly. To […]

Budget

What the budget means for you

In his 2018 Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond provided a number of announcements relevant to small businesses, including increased support for the UK’s High streets. Below we take a look at what the budget could mean for your business. Help for the high street The Chancellor announced a variety of measures aimed at giving short […]

St Andrew's Day

Meet the Scottish businesses growing with finance

The patron saint of Scotland, St Andrew was known for being strong, sociable and fair. Characteristics that Scots are proud to stand for, they celebrate St Andrew’s Day with acts of kindness and good deeds on the 30th November each year. Whether you’re dancing a ceilidh, hiking around Loch Lomond or just knocking up some […]