Tax and your business

April 6 marked the start of the new tax year. Tax strikes fear into most people, mainly because of the complicated system makes it hard to work out exactly how much you owe. We’ve taken a look at how to make the process a little easier – Start right When you begin running your own […]...

How to build your brand

Big companies have known the value of building a brand for generations. But what about small businesses? Getting your business recognized is a must – your brand helps existing customers find you in a busy marketplace. A well designed brand can actually help new customers choose you. If it looks pr...

Lease it – or buy it?

What’s the best way to get the tools, vehicles and IT your business needs? Need new equipment to grow your business but can’t afford it outright? You might consider leasing. Equipment leasing is a popular way to kit out your operation without eating into working capital. Leasing lets you hol...

Best Short Term Loans

Finance 101: Determine what constitutes a short term loan Before investigating what the best short term loans are on the market, we should determine what constitutes a short term loan. The generally accepted definition of a short term loan is one that’s scheduled to be repaid in less than a ye...

Managing a seasonal business

Some businesses – from garages to solicitors – can expect a steady stream of work all year round. Others, from toy shops to holiday hotels depend on a single season to carry them through the year. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. But most businesses face seasonal highs and lows...

Positive changes to the office culture

How Make Positive Changes To The Office Culture Of Your Small Business Toxic Before you know it you could be knee deep into a fully operating business, with the core having developed into a culture you didn’t necessarily envision. That’s because when you created the business from the ground up y...