• 5 steps you must take before you start your business

    Once you’ve made the decision to start your own business, the natural instinct for many is to charge headlong into getting it off the ground right away. Starting your own business might have been something…

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    Your brand is your identity and in a tough marketplace, it can be the thing that separates you from the competition and grabs the attention of potential new customers.

  • Business survival - finance advice

    The start-up survival guide – 6 tips to get beyond the early years

    Statistics from HMRC show that around 80% of companies registering for VAT cease trading within three years, and this statistic has held true for many years now. With the chances of survival so slim, it’s…

  • Protect your business – get a DBS check on new employees

    While the loss of short-term profits is detrimental to any business, it isn’t the worst consequence of internal fraud. Imagine if an employee gained access to sensitive customer data and used it to their advantage.…

  • Barriers to growth – how to identify them and how to overcome them

    Why do some businesses appear to steam ahead, recording rapid year-on-year growth, when others even in the same sector, with the same market opportunity, lag behind, recording poor growth or often no growth at all.…