Nov 2017

Interest Rate Rise: What Will It Mean for Your Business?

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On Thursday 2nd October it was announced that interest rates in the UK would be rising for the first time in 10 years. Previously, they stood at 0.25% but they’ve now increased to 0.5% – and there’s speculation that within the next three years, they could rise again. Here’s the impact that it could have …

Oct 2017

4 Common Mistakes That Business Owners Make

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Owning a business is arguably one of the most demanding jobs that there is and in order to continuously improve, owners are required to work hard every single day. Whether you’re thinking about setting up your own company or are already established in your market, here’s some mistakes that you should avoid making. Wearing too …

Oct 2017

Top Business Tips By Legendary Entrepreneur, Gordon Ramsay

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Despite his fierce nature and love of swearing, charismatic Gordon Ramsay is one of the world’s most renowned chefs and TV personalities. He’s hosted well known shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen and earned his restaurants several Michelin stars over the years. He’s also written numerous books and established his own charity with his …

Oct 2017

Where To Go When The Banks Say “No!”

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Many people turn straight to the banks when they want to raise business finance. This is because historically, the banks have been the only institution able to lend large amounts of money to those who require it. Although business owners think it will be a straight forward process to raise funds, it’s often quite difficult. …

Sep 2017

What would £20k do for your business this Christmas?

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The last quarter of the year is a hugely profitable time for lots of business owners. In 2016, UK Christmas spending hit a record of £77.56bn, with 75% of these sales estimated to have been made on the high street (Real Business). In order to achieve their business plans, lots of owners turn to alternative …

Jun 2017

3 Major Challenges Faced by Business Owners

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SMEs face a lot of challenges in the current market and it takes much determination and patience to ensure that they succeed. Below we address three of the biggest challenges you might come across. Money Problems The main problem cited as the reason for the failure of a small business is issues with cash flow. It’s …