Company accounts

If you are an entrepreneur with specialist knowledge in accounting or finance, you probably have no second thoughts when it comes to carrying out your company accounting tasks in-house. However, for most entrepreneurs and company directors without previous accounting experience, it is a different story as the thought of having to carry out business accounting tasks personally can be quite intimidating.   As a sole trader, you might still be able to carry out your accounting tasks yourself Read more [...]

How Should You Invest Your Money?

Investing money can be a slippery slope at times. In one hand, the want and need to find ways to grow your money is important. But in the other? The thought of putting all your eggs in one investment basket can be a bit overwhelming as well. The truth is, if you can take your time and get educated about what works best for you and your finances, you'll begin to feel a bit less anxious when it comes to deciding how to invest your money. How Should You Invest Your Money? That's the million dollar Read more [...]

The Elizabeth line and what it means for UK businesses

It’s no secret that both living and working in the south of England is more costly. From everyday items to the average cost of a rented property, living in or around the capital can see you paying considerably more, compared to towns and cities in the north of the country. To make living more affordable, you’ll find that jobs in the south offer a higher salary bracket, compared to a job in cities like Liverpool and Manchester. When it comes to property prices in the south, this doesn’t just Read more [...]

Confidence – The Key to Successful Leadership

Without confidence, a manager will struggle to come across as a natural born leader. The reality is that anyone can get promoted but not everyone takes to leadership like a duck to water. Sometimes it takes training in the art of leadership or to work on the relationship with your inner self to provide the assertiveness and confidence to come across as strong and dependable, or someone worth following. When people say that business is modern warfare, it only serves to highlight how adaptable you Read more [...]

Developing and promoting your business USP – Is it all about being the best?

You can’t deny the fact that deciding your business USP (unique selling proposition) is perhaps the most vital decision that you can make about your business. In case you want your business to stand apart from the crowd, every step that you take will become easier as you will gain maximum visibility from your clients. Clients and customers will be easily accessible and your fans will spread the word about your business and tell people why they love you. In short, USP can often mean the difference Read more [...]

How to Raise Morale, and Why It Matters for Your Small Business

Despite their difference in size,  small and big business are often tasked with similar objectives and concerned with identical problems. Neither can afford to take their accounting casually, for example. And regulatory agencies demand compliance regardless of size. One of the other areas that know no size is morale. In fact, low morale might impact small companies even more than big ones. That is because it might take quite a long time for morale issues to hit a critical mass in a big company. Read more [...]

Six introduction & networking mistakes to avoid

Introducing yourself and others to key contacts is essential for building business relationships and networking effectively. It’s not something that you often think about, but if you pay attention it happens almost every day, and depending on where you work within a business, sometimes more often than that. However, there are pitfalls that many professionals can avoid when making introductions. So, to avoid the awkward social blunders, we present six introduction mistakes to avoid: Looking away Looking Read more [...]

How Outsourcing to an E-commerce Fulfilment Provider Can Really Benefit Your Business

Businesses rely on different tactics to increase sales and scale the company and make it grow. They can lower their prices, for instance, or offer promotions to lure in more customers. They can also try reducing their expenses to make more profit each month. But whilst these strategies may work to a certain extent, they don’t really contribute to business longevity and growth in the long run.   One key strategy that many knowledgeable business owners are now taking advantage of is outsourcing. Read more [...]

5 Things You Have to Invest in Your Company to Stay Ahead of The Curve

Every business is up against many competitors that are after the same potential customers, deals, and new employees. Not every competitor will play fair. As a company, you must do whatever it takes to stay ahead of the curve and not settle for average performance. Here are five things to invest time, money, or energy into to help move towards this goal. 1.      Getting the Finances Right When your company doesn’t have sufficient funding, then it doesn’t matter what the growth rate Read more [...]

Leverage the World Cup fever to make money – Ideas to monetize FIFA 2018

Are you someone who wishes to take advantage of the approaching World Cup 2018 to make money? The FIFA World Cup 2018 is undoubtedly the biggest sporting event that is all set to rock the country and its fans. Remember that the World Cup is not just about football but it is also about earning money and this is the reason behind so many global brands like Coca-Cola, Toyota and Electronic Arts monetizing such opportunities which are presented by the World Cup by becoming either their partners or official Read more [...]