June 28, 2016

The Blog

Welcome to Insights

Insights is Just Cashflow‘s online resource and information centre for ambitious growing businesses.

It offers inspirational profiles, expert knowledge and more, backed up by a range of briefings, checklists and other information that we hope will help you to develop your business.

Recent Articles

Top Five things for start-ups to think about before hiring the first employee

Guest post from Emma del Torto, Effective HRM Why are start-ups special? When you are first starting out in business there are lots of things that can make your head spin. Take a breath and think carefully before you take the leap. As your business grows you will need to be able to rely on
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Free social media tools

Limited marketing budget? No Problem! 6 FREE social media tools to maximise your efforts

There are hundreds of social media tools out there –  you could spend your entire budget on them. However, there are also a lot of powerful free and freemium tools available. Following on from our recent article about marketing on a budget, here are 6 useful free tools to skyrocket your marketing and save you
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Managing Cashflow

How to minimise late payments and the resulting cashflow challenge for SMEs

In recent conversations with our customers about business challenges, a common theme is the issue of late payments. This was also highlighted in research published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Their research revealed that “Britain’s late payment crisis is worsening”. The research found that 84% of small firms reported being paid late, with
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May Books to Help You Build And Maintain A Value Driven Business

“I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well.” –Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan KBE is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to
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Why Use LinkedIn Ads?

LinkedIn ads provide a window to 500 million business professionals, 73 million senior level influencers, 45 million decision makers and 8.2 million C-level executives. LinkedIn users are 4x more likely to visit your website than Facebook users are (source: https://econsultancy.com/blog/63616-linkedin-users-are-more-interested-in-your-company-stats), and more than 3 times as likely to convert as visitors from Twitter or Facebook
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What differentiates a progressive growth business from a static or declining business?

The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills annual business population survey for the UK and regions in 2017, shows that small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2017 and 99.9% were small or medium-sized (SMEs). It also highlights that total employment in SMEs was 16.1 million; 60% of
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GDPR – One Month To Go – Are You Ready?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and replaces the DPA (Data Protection Act). The updated legislation will impact on many businesses due to a more precise definition of “personal data” than the DPA. With less than one month to go it is important that you are taking your
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Have You Considered Apprenticeships?

Struggling with budget but need an extra employee? Why not hire an apprentice?

Apprenticeships have long been recognised as cheap labour for growing firms, however the benefits of having an apprentice stretch far beyond financial savings. Firstly, apprenticeships can help in tackling the skills gap. In recent years there has been a big increase in the percentage of school students going on to university. However, many students are
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