Small business

Six mistakes to avoid when starting a business
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Small business

Six mistakes to avoid when starting a business

Around 60% of new businesses fail within three years, says David Prosser. Here, he outlines six key pitfalls to avoid when starting a business.
21 Sep 2022
Energy bill help for small businesses
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Small business

Energy bill help for small businesses

It's not just households struggling with soaring energy bills. Small business are too. But, says David Prosser, there are several ways to help mitigat…
7 Sep 2022
How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis
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Small business

How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis

There are several ways companies can alleviate the cost-of-living crisis for their employees, says David Prosser. Here are a few to consider.
25 Aug 2022
Why switching your business account can get you a better deal
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Small business

Why switching your business account can get you a better deal

Two-thirds of firms have not switched business accounts in the last six years but shopping around for a better deal could pay off now that there is mo…
11 Aug 2022
Will the Recovery Loan Scheme rescue struggling small businesses?
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Small business

Will the Recovery Loan Scheme rescue struggling small businesses?

The government is going ahead with a two-year expansion of the Recovery Loan Scheme, which it hopes will help firms still getting back on their feet a…
28 Jul 2022
Beware of scams on your business’s Facebook account
Small business

Beware of scams on your business’s Facebook account

Fraudsters could hack into your business’s Facebook account and use your money to advertise their products online.
6 Jul 2022
How invoice financing can help your business
Small business

How invoice financing can help your business

Invoice finance could help your business cope with late payments, says David Prosser.
20 Jun 2022
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How to prevent your businesses becoming embroiled in a trademark dispute
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How to prevent your businesses becoming embroiled in a trademark dispute

Thorough research could save you the headache of a trademark dispute, says David Prosser.
5 Jun 2022
Flexible working: don't rush your staff back the office
Small business

Flexible working: don't rush your staff back the office

The government is urging people to get back to the office. But there are good reasons for many small businesses to embrace flexible working.
25 May 2022
How to find an angel investor for your business
Small business

How to find an angel investor for your business

Make sure your start-up business has the right type of backer before signing a deal, says David Prosser.
11 May 2022
Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices
Small business

Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices

Many small businesses worry about passing on costs, but soaring inflation makes it a matter of survival, says David Prosser.
26 Apr 2022
Why hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses – and what you can do about it
Small business

Why hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses – and what you can do about it

Almost half of small businesses were targeted by hackers last year. David Prosser explains what is behind the cyber attacks.
10 Apr 2022
Should you use debt or equity to grow your business?
Small business

Should you use debt or equity to grow your business?

Loans and equity financing come with different terms and conditions, says David Prosser.
25 Mar 2022
Fixing the gender gap in start-up businesses
Small business

Fixing the gender gap in start-up businesses

New initiatives aim to remove barriers for female entrepreneurs. David Prosser reports.
16 Mar 2022
The best ways to hire staff in these uncertain times
Small business

The best ways to hire staff in these uncertain times

Taking on permanent staff for your business comes with risks, but there are alternatives says David Prosser.
28 Feb 2022
Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?
Small business

Cryptocurrency payments: should your business accept payment in bitcoin?

Adapting your business to accept cryptocurrency payments is simpler than you might imagine. But there a re a lot of things to consider first.
15 Feb 2022
Employers: don't rush your staff back into the office
Small business

Employers: don't rush your staff back into the office

Employers should think carefully before summoning staff back to the office, says David Prosser.
28 Jan 2022
How to help your business cope with rising energy costs
Small business

How to help your business cope with rising energy costs

With rising energy costs putting cost pressures on the country's businesses, the best way to keep the lights on is to make sure you’re turning them of…
18 Jan 2022
How to fight cyber-crime in your small business
Small business

How to fight cyber-crime in your small business

There are five key areas for owners of small businesses to focus on when fending off digital attacks.
30 Dec 2021
How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business
Small business

How to free up extra Christmas cash for your business

Too few small businesses keep unnecessary costs to an absolute minimum. Here are six ideas that might pay for a Christmas bonus.
14 Dec 2021
How your business can win the race to recruit new staff
Small business

How your business can win the race to recruit new staff

Smaller companies can’t offer huge cash incentives for new staff, but they can still compete effectively for labour. David Prosser explains how.
1 Dec 2021
How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”
Small business

How your business should tackle the annual investment allowance – the “yo-yo tax”

Approach the government’s fast-changing schemes to encourage business investment with caution, says David Prosser.
16 Nov 2021