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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.

Guide to Launching New Products and Services

In order to keep growing and moving with the times, many businesses will want to expand their repertoire from time to time – launching new products or services that complement your key strengths. Here’s our guide to what to consider when you launch a new product or service. Design and testing Of course, every new […]



Understanding the Market and Industry Trends

Market research means gathering information on the market you operate in – your competitors, products and customers, as well as the general industry environment. It’s 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 our basic overview of market research. […]


Understanding Ecommerce Opportunities

Ecommerce shouldn’t be a frightening prospect, even if you’ve never done it before – it’s just a different way of taking orders that you might otherwise take in a shop, by phone or by mail order. It also lets you unlock a whole new customer segment who prefer to research and shop online. Here’s how […]


Business Law – the Basics

It can be daunting when you start up a new business to understand the laws that apply to you. Although the full range of business law can seem alarming, a grasp of the basic points can help you avoid trouble. Here’s an overview of the main areas where business law could apply to you. Employment […]


Which of These Simple Mistakes Are You Making With Your Marketing?

With ever-increasing competition, winning a customer is harder than it’s ever been. This is not helped by the fact that many business owners simply have the wrong attitude to marketing and are making mistakes that are costing the business a fortune. In this article let’s investigate three common beliefs about marketing your business, that could […]


Top Tips on Being a Responsible Employer

Dealing with employees If you’re planning to take on employees, or already have them, it’s important to be aware of the law and your responsibilities. It’s also vital to make sure you hire the right people, and give them the tools and training they need to help your business grow. Here’s our guide to being […]


Starting Up a New Business – Laying the Groundwork

Every day, new entrepreneurs dream up ideas for great new products and services, and hope to a start a successful business. But running a business is about so much more than a great idea! This guide is an overview of what to think about before you start up. Your qualities It isn’t usually easy to […]


Managing Your Business Accounting

If you want your business to succeed, it’s absolutely essential to manage your finances carefully. Although you might need an accountant to take care of the details, including filing accounts and taxes, it’s still a good idea to understand how your books work and keep an eye on cashflow. Understanding bookkeeping At its very simplest, […]


A Guide to Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Customer relationship management (CRM) software and tools organise the way you look after your customers and prospects. They bring together the data you have on each customer, and how you interact with them, in one place – making it easy to give a personalised service. Here are our tips on getting the best from CRM. […]


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