Targets, Focus and Clarity

I can’t stress enough how important it is to hit the ground running in January and make sure you’re already on target for your goals and objectives. It’s far easier to hit your targets when each month’s results are in line with your projections.

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Why the customer is always right!

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“CRA”) is the biggest single change in consumer law for three decades and as the New Year starts businesses will really see the CRA begin to bite.

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Small is Beautiful…

Economist E.F Schumacher’s book of the early 70’s “Small is Beautiful” was a radical challenge to the 20th century’s intoxication with what the author described as “gigantism”. For several decades, mass production methods were producing cheaper goods than ever before and mass media and mass culture opened up new opportunities to a wider audience than ever. It was creating bigger markets and bigger political entities – his book came on the eve of the vote on the European Common Market in 1975 – but he believed such scale led to a dehumanisation of people and the economic systems that ordered their lives.

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Make sure you plan these costs into your 2016 staffing budget

As the end of 2015 approaches, the celebrations are starting. Employees everywhere are getting into the festive spirit.  But as a small business owner, you know only too well this is not a time to relax and take your eye off the business.  You thoughts will already be turning to setting 2016 goals, budgets and planning what staff will be needed to achieve those ambitious targets.

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Why Coworking is better than your bedroom…

Starting your very own business is often daunting but very exciting. You can work remotely anywhere in the world, however there comes a time where you may need an office. Whether this office is for client meetings, networking or because your business is growing, it can get expensive.
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What Business Finance is available and what’s the right option for my business?

What Business Finance is available and what’s the right option for my business?
As the thoughts of small business owners turn to budget planning for 2016, Supply My Business felt it would be useful to ask member SME Business Finance to provide an overview of the different types of finance available to businesses to help them manage their capital expenditure and cash flow more effectively to grow their business…

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How to Market your Business at Christmas

Unfortunately most businesses, let alone small businesses, don’t have the luxury of a John Lewis-sized advertising budget when it comes to marketing around the Christmas period – or any other time of the year for that matter… But this doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Small businesses almost have an easier job when it comes to reaching out to old and new customers alike as they have the advantage of being small enough to know, and hopefully, understand their customer base.

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Act Now To Keep HMRC Off Your Back

Most of us who are required to submit a tax return will be well aware of the impending due date of 31st January getting closer and closer. A mandatory £100 fine is given to all those who fail to meet it as soon as you cross midnight on 31st January, and further delays and the penalties can increase up to £1600.

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