Why would you possibly need Business Finance?

There are many reasons why businesses, whether a new start-up or trading for years, need that extra injection of cash for that perfect opportunity or access to funds to help them through the peaks and troughs of day-to-day operations. Business finance is not about getting you out of a hole, it’s about investing in your
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Good Business Is All About Developing Good Relationships

There are many factors that contribute to developing and growing a business; having enough funding to support the business in its growth phase, managing day to day cash flow and employing the right people, to mention just a few.  Of course, it is also vitally important that you develop good relationships with your customers, by
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How well do you know your customer?

Have you ever thought about how well you know your customer? Whilst it is not a legal requirement for unregulated businesses to undertake due diligence checks on their customers it could be argued that it is wise practice to undertake. For those business that are regulated – not just financial institutions and banks, but also
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Customer Feedback

The importance of customer feedback

Customer feedback is a great tool for businesses to develop products and services, increase sales, improve employee morale and generate free publicity. Develop new or existing products and services Customer feedback is essential for developing a new product or service, or improving existing ones. You and your employees work with your product/service everyday and may
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Alternative Finance – The Growth of a Sector

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s and caused the worst economic recession in recent times. The impact on UK SMEs has been significant with the mainstream banks not assisting in their attempts to both survive and grow
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Human Resource Management – How To Make It Easier

Human resource (HR) management covers a wide variety of functions within an organisation including employee management, talent acquisition, payroll, development, and performance. Therefore, by definition HR management can be a time consuming, administrative headache. So what can you do to make it easier? There are numerous HR software products and platforms available to manage different
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Five Business Tools To Help You Run Your Business More Efficiently

We have recently written about techniques and tools to help you improve your time management skills and organise your time more efficiently. This week we are looking at what free tools are available in the marketplace to assist you to run your business and help you be more efficient, productive and successful. Project Management If
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