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Can Crowdfunding Help Your Business?

What is crowdfunding and how does it actually work? Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a business venture, personal endeavour, or charitable cause, where a large number of people invest in or donate money to the cause. Crowdfunding is becoming more popular with startup and early-stage businesses which can often struggle to secure […]

Read more July 19th, 2021

Closing The Deal

Closing a deal is arguably the most important part of the sales cycle. Your company might have a database full of potential leads, your products and services could be the best in your market sector but if you can’t close a sales deal, then your business development and marketing efforts will be wasted. The key […]

Read more July 19th, 2021

Protecting Your Business Against Fraud

Instances of fraud have increased during the pandemic – what can you do to help mitigate the risks? Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have experienced an increase in the level of fraudulent activity. Many companies have moved their business activities online and with more employees now working from home, there are increased opportunities for fraudsters […]

Read more July 16th, 2021

Developing The Next Generation Of Business Leaders

Businesses need to invest in nurturing the next generation of talent. Regardless of the industry that you work in, how you and your management team nurture the next generation of talent in the first decade of their careers can have a huge impact on their prospects for the future. Given that the world of business […]

Read more July 16th, 2021

How To Pivot Your Business Strategy

If your business goes through a tough period, it may be time to pivot your strategy. Necessity is the mother of all invention. Many firms have had to pivot their business strategy due to the current market conditions. In order to pivot your strategy, you will need to start by doing your research, reassessing your […]

Read more June 22nd, 2021

Right To Work Checks – Temporary Measures To End

Advice for employers carrying out right to work checks during the coronavirus pandemic has been updated and replaces previous guidance issued on 20 April 2021. The temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 20 June 2021, and from 21 June 2021 employers will revert to face to face and physical document […]

Read more May 20th, 2021

New “We Offer Testing To Our Staff” Scheme Launched

The new scheme for businesses offering workplace testing for staff through NHS Test and Trace has been launched across the UK. It will show customers, employees and the wider public the businesses that are going the extra mile to keep their staff and the public safe. In addition to workplace testing, business owners and staff […]

Read more May 20th, 2021

“Help To Grow” Your Business

The government’s new Help to Grow programme is now open for registrations and will launch in June. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and improve profits. Help to Grow Management scheme This offers small businesses a 12 week programme delivered by leading business […]

Read more May 20th, 2021

Employers’ NICs Relief For Employees In Freeport Tax Areas

The government have announced a new zero rate of secondary Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for eligible employers on the earnings of eligible employees working in a Freeport tax site. In Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), this measure will provide those employers with physical premises in a Freeport tax site (Freeport employers) with […]

Read more May 19th, 2021

HMRC Urge Businesses To Carry Out Due Diligence On Supply Chain

HMRC is warning organisations about the use of mini umbrella companies in the labour supply chain and the need to carry out due diligence to protect the organisation from financial and reputational damage. Without a careful review of their labour supply chain, the end-user could find themselves liable for Tax, National Insurance and VAT avoided […]

Read more May 19th, 2021

No Employers NICs For A Year If Hiring Ex-Military Staff

The Government have announced a one-year exemption from paying employers national insurance contributions (NICs) where military veterans are recruited by civilian employers. Employers can claim relief if they employ a veteran during the qualifying period. The qualifying period starts on the first day of the veteran’s first civilian job since leaving the regular armed forces […]

Read more May 13th, 2021

Associated Companies Count For New Corporate Tax Rates

A 25% rate of corporation tax will apply to all of a company’s profits if they exceed £250,000 from 1 April 2023. The 19% rate will continue to apply where profits are below £50,000. The marginal rate that applies between those limits will be 26.5%. Those upper and lower limits are divided by the number […]

Read more May 12th, 2021

Customer Relationship Management

In the current environment, managing the customers that you already have is key. In order to develop valuable, long term relationships with your customers you need to move the interaction from being purely transactional in nature to something longer term. Winning new customers when you can’t go out and meet people is challenging to say […]

Read more April 27th, 2021

Conscious Leadership

Conscious leadership is bringing your whole self, with total awareness, to your role as a business leader. Conscious leadership requires authenticity – to be a conscious leader you must be who you really are. Conscious leaders focus on the “we” rather than the “me” and focus on creating a culture of trust, care and positive […]

Read more April 27th, 2021

Diversity And Inclusion – Best Practice

The benefits of a more diverse and inclusive organisation are clear, but how do you actually go about implementing a diversity and inclusion strategy? Businesses are more focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) than ever before. A McKinsey research report from 2018 shows that greater diversity in the workforces results in more profitable organisations. Here […]

Read more April 27th, 2021