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 […]

ChristmasTree

A Small Business Christmas Carol

To celebrate the hard work small businesses do all year round, this year we’ve presented our very own Christmas Carol. Check out our infographic below on the past, present and future of small businesses, then read on to find out more details in our blog articles. Read on to find out more about the past, […]

financial year end

Preparing for your financial year end

Whether you carefully track everything all year round, or sort it all with two weeks to go, preparing for your financial year end is important for every business. If you’re about to get things in order for your business, we’ve put together a short guide to help your year end go as smoothly as possible. […]