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Rise in global insolvencies for fourth consecutive year
Monday, 13th January 2020 12:36

Economists are predicting a continued upward trend in global insolvencies for 2020 for the fourth consecutive year.

 

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Crippling debt and failure to modernise - 10 brands we lost in the last decade
Monday, 6th January 2020 12:13

The last decade has seen many changes on our high street with retailers struggling against high business rates and changing shopping trends. The last decade has seen many brands topple. Here we look at the big players that went under and what happened:

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The ever-changing world of social media
Wednesday, 18th December 2019 08:54

Social media is an effective way to keep in touch with people who are interested in your business. In the last ten years, social media usage has become much more widespread, making it an obvious choice when it comes to communication for many people.

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It's hard to believe but we've just got even better ...
Thursday, 12th December 2019 14:11

This week we have launched a series of enhancements and improvements to our toolkits - meaning more services are included in the £79.95 annual subscription fee. So what's new?

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Are you supporting Small Business Saturday?
Thursday, 28th November 2019 11:36

Small Business Saturday is a not-for-profit, grassroots campaign, which exists to promote small UK businesses - primarily on the first Saturday of December but in reality - supports throughout the year. The campaign encourages businesses to promote themselves and work with other small businesses and consumers to 'shop local' - supporting independent businesses in their community.

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Are you saying the right thing at the right time?
Monday, 18th November 2019 13:18

Delivering consistent and regular communication to existing and potential clients is vital for business engagement. Getting it right takes a lot of trial and error, and what works for one business may not work for another, but communication is key, making sure you deliver your message on brand and in the tone of voice that your audience relates to.

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Are you doing enough to credit check your customers?
Wednesday, 6th November 2019 11:33

Offering credit terms to customers is a solid strategy for building business relationships and  increasing sales but with 62% of SMEs reporting that they are struggling with late payments, it’s vital that companies are proactive in making sure that they have a clear understanding of their customer’s ability to pay invoices before setting out terms and conditions.

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Late payment woes continue to hit SMEs
Wednesday, 30th October 2019 11:12

Alarming statistics show 20% of business owners are not paying themselves amid cash flow concerns, a new report from Hitachi Capital Business Finance revealed.

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