Category Archives: SME

5 tips to help you succeed with a seasonal business

Running a seasonal business can be fun and flexible but you only have a short time to make a profit. Issues with cash flow and expenses can quickly mount up and successfully leveraging the off-season can be critical in making your business an ongoing success. 1. Start an off-season venture Starting an off-season venture is […]


5 ways to encourage customers to make more online purchases

The world of eCommerce can be an incredibly competitive place. While modern technology enables websites to be created almost seamlessly, the task of attracting and retaining customers can prove tricky without placing yourself in the shoes of your prospects and asking, “What would encourage me to make a purchase?” In this article, we’ll look at […]


5 simple debt management tips to get your business back on track

If you’re a small business struggling with debt it is possible to get back on track. Don’t be one of the 50% of small businesses that close down for good within 5 years – use these five simple tips to take control and start turning your debt around. 1. Revisit your budget Only 40% of […]


6 trends for retailers to watch out for

The retail world is changing thanks to modern technologies and new, exciting procedures. In order for businesses to stay ahead of the game it is important to recognise what the future will hold. Here are some of the most significant trends that we are likely to see within retail in the coming months: 1. Contactless […]


Why marketing is so important for your small business 

A solid, consistent and effective marketing strategy is vital to the success of any fledgling business. From social media to video advertising to consistent branding, there are many different elements to consider when dreaming up an effective, multi-channel marketing strategy. The following points and tips are designed to help you understand why marketing is so […]


How SMEs can fight off cyber attacks

Cyber attacks are becoming an increasing problem for many businesses. Ransomware has proven to be one of the most significant threats. In 2017, there was a 91% increase in ransomware attack attempts. The 2017 NHS attack caused mass disruption for many patients. If a government institution like the NHS can be affected by cyber criminal […]


Why cards are better for the environment compared to cash?

More and more companies are going paperless to reduce their environmental impact. With this in mind, now seems like a good time to ask what is the most environmentally friendly way of making payments? Is using a credit or debit card better for the environment than using cold hard cash? Are banknotes bad for the […]