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Business Advice

For helpful business advice on topics from how to get your business up and running, to how to use social media to find more customers, these useful articles will help you get ahead of your competition.

5 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Business Plan

What can you do to significantly improve your business plan, subsequently increasing your chances of securing any required finance? Over the years I’ve written a lot of business plans and to date, have a 100% success rate in obtaining finance for my clients. I say this not to impress you, but to offer some assurance […]


How to Remotely Onboard New Employees

Onboarding new employees during a pandemic has been a task. Not a bad one to have, if your business has been doing well enough to be actively recruiting, but a challenge nonetheless. New starters can feel isolated, and it’s harder to pick up company norms, in-jokes and even names when you’re not physically together every […]


What Business Insurance Do I Need?

All businesses – no matter the size, offering or preparedness – are at risk of being affected by an unfortunate, and sometimes costly, event. The risks are different for every business and could include things like injury, theft or property damage. But this is where business insurance comes in.  Business insurance covers you against the […]


How to Reopen the Office Post-Covid

We’re all thinking it, right? Maybe the time is finally approaching to reopen the office after lockdown. I can almost smell the whiteboard markers. But it’s not as simple as just telling everyone you’ll see them on Monday at 9am. There’s some thinking we need to do first. 5 tips to help reopen the office  1. […]


8 Great Tools for Small Business Organisation

If you agree with the saying “work smarter, not harder”, you may be looking to spend less time on the mundane business tasks and more time on the creating and doing. This may involve looking at processes and changing them to become more efficient or finding tailored small business solutions to boost your productivity. But […]


A Wellbeing Check-in for Small Businesses

For a small business, the idea of hiring a wellbeing consultant or business coach is a bit laughable. But any business has the very real danger of burnout right now. Our people need some sort of support, or at the very least acknowledgement, of this stressful situation. So – I’ve got a taste of it […]


When Should I Change From a Sole Trader to a Limited Company?

If you’re thinking of making the change from a sole trader to a limited company, but still aren’t sure, this article will help you. Together, we’ll look at the key factors that indicate whether you should upgrade your sole trader business to a limited company. I want to become more tax efficient and save money […]


Using Research To Understand Market & Industry Trends

Market research means gathering information on the market your business operates in – your competitors, products and customers, as well as the general industry environment. Market research is hugely important to make sure you’re focusing your efforts in the right areas, and to make sure you aren’t missing opportunities for growth. Here’s a basic overview […]


5 Questions To Answer Before You Start Your Own Business

At the time of writing this article, the UK is in lockdown again and the number of new cases of Covid-19 are still incredibly high… So, why write an article about starting your own business? January is usually deemed a time for new beginnings. Most of us make resolutions in January in the hope our […]


How to Build Resilient Teams

There’s no doubt about it: 2020 was stressful. STRESS-FUL.  Even those of us who secretly quite enjoyed lockdown – hi! – will have felt the effects of working flat out to mitigate a financial disaster, separated from our colleagues. Oh, and the pandemic bit as well.  Resilience is a key skill any small business needs […]


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