John Davies, director of Just Cashflow, provides eight top tips for businesses to plan ahead and avoid cash flow problems this financial year.
Advice & Guides
R&D tax credits may be dull to some, and a mystery to others, but it's arguably one of the UK’s best-kept secrets when it comes to alternative funding for small businesses.
For an industry that always proclaims its delighted adoption of the new and innovative, marketing is actually filled with inertia. Businesses are notorious for sticking with tried and trusted methods of customer communication no matter what.
Lisa Cunningham, director of community investment at Business Connectors, explores five ways she's learned from the Business Connector programme that SMEs can get to grips with local issues.
There is more pressure on market leaders to be innovative now than ever before. We are living through a period of seismic change and getting used to seeing highly disruptive and innovative new entrants destroy incumbent businesses and turn whole categories upside down.
When it comes to expanding your business overseas, simply finding or transferring the right staff isn’t the only consideration. Relocating to a new country is a life-change for an employee, and supporting them through this process is vital in ensuring that they perform to the best of their ability, and stay in the role.
In the UK we can often feel that getting "help" is seen as a sign of weakness. Although help can come in many forms, sourcing a finance solution for your business can fall within this bracket, despite it being for growth.
Today's customers are less patient than they once were – however, with regular review processes, businesses can ensure that deliveries are arriving on time, every time. Here are some steps that any business can take to streamline their supply chain.
The simple and brutal answer to this question is that we chose to ignore the experience we deliver to our customers at our own peril. We all have one whether we like it or not, the choice is whether we manage it or not.
Have you ever found yourself hovering over the checkout button online as you’ve gone to buy something and thought, "Oh I won’t get it now, I’ll have a look around first?" By that point, that company will have spent a lot of time, energy and money driving you to their website, getting you to understand why you need it.
What’s all the fuss about managing expectations with employees? It’s a simple exercise with many benefits, right?
Partnerships come in all shapes and sizes from mega-alliances to normal distribution networks that most companies use to get products out to market. Whilst all businesses have them, I think that all too often management do not fully appreciate the dynamics involved and in the end how delicate the relationship may be.