There is light at the end of the tunnel. After more than a year of turbulence, there are signs to suggest that life may soon return to normal. The Government has outlined a roadmap out of lockdown, and if the current trends are maintained, then most British adults will have received a vaccination by Summer’s end. With restrictions on socialising and non-essential retail currently set to be lifted on the 21st of June, many are already looking forward to the return of ‘normal’ activities like eating at a restaurant, going to the gym, or spending a night on the town.[continue reading…]
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As climate change becomes a growing concern across the world, eco-friendly efforts have skyrocketed. According to HSBC’s Made for the Future Report, around 50% of UK businesses plan to invest more heavily in sustainability efforts during 2021. This should help them meet new regulations, keep up with their competitors and help the government reach current net-zero carbon emission targets.[continue reading…]
Perhaps your small business has had a rocky time during the pandemic. You might have realised that you’ll need to adapt in order to thrive in a changing world.[continue reading…]
There are no limitations on how anyone can become a great entrepreneur. To start something that might become the next big success, you don’t need a college degree, a lot of money in the bank, or even business experience. Europe is a context of enormous potential. There are so many reasons why starting up a business in Europe is a good step, from the opportunity to extend your business to new areas of the world to low corporate tax ties. Thanks to new entrepreneurial ideas, profits can be made in Europe.[continue reading…]
As a limited company director, if you’re at the crossroads of determining the future of your business and wish to settle on a suitable exit route, there are multiple factors to take into consideration. If you wish to facilitate a time-sensitive exit, the estimated length of the process will influence your decision. If you would like to generate maximum returns from your investment, you may spend longer on the process to achieve this.[continue reading…]
There are numerous reasons you may wish to close your limited company, from approaching retirement, switching operating structures due to IR35 reform or as your business has reached its natural end. Driving factors behind operating through a limited company may be the financial set-up and the associated credibility, however, as legislative measures change and employment opportunities vary, limited company contractors may switch structures.[continue reading…]
Once you’ve started up a new venture, you’ll need to ensure that you have banking facilities in place before you can start trading. So, do you need to set up a small business bank account for your business, or can you use your own personal bank account?
Every small business wants success, but achieving this goal can be challenging and demanding. The good news is that there are ways to capture your audience’s attention and assist them on their journey to find your products. There are plenty of eCommerce strategies that can help you impress customers enough so that they come back for more products and services.[continue reading…]
2020 has brought on more challenges than small businesses were prepared to deal with. One of them is the rise in cyber attacks taking advantage of the panic caused by the pandemic. To give businesses some breathing room, we’ll be exploring what no-logs VPNs are and how they can stem the tide of hacking activity and mass surveillance.[continue reading…]
If you are facing business challenges, they can conspire to make us feel down and sap our energy and enthusiasm, which is not good for business. Consider what it would be like if you could have a positive mindset permanently! If these things didn’t affect you negatively but could be faced without fear or stress?[continue reading…]
It is always a good idea to go global if your business is already doing well locally. The benefits and opportunities that emerge from going global are endless. Among them is that:
- There is a chance to find lower production costs overseas.
- You get access to new markets and customers which increases your revenue.
- Globalisation also helps you tap in on the latest innovation and technology that exists in the market.
There are several great reasons why every business should strive to operate sustainably. Firstly, it’s mostly a money-saver. Using sustainable resources and processes might take some upfront investment, but it reduces your costs in the long run. Secondly, it’s great for PR. There’s an excellent chance that your target audience will think better of you if you go green.[continue reading…]
We live in a digital era. The era in which remote work is no longer a growing trend but a part of our everyday lives. Being able to work from home or any place in the world has allowed people to finally fulfil their dreams of becoming small business owners. If you are one of those people that thinks launching a business isn’t difficult, then think again. Building a business from scratch and running a remote team takes enormous effort.[continue reading…]
The full impact of the pandemic has been felt across all sectors and industries, and it’s well known that SMEs are among the hit hardest by lockdown measures across the world. The need for increased investment has grown, and many businesses are turning to novel technological solutions to offset the worst of the disruption caused by Covid-19 – especially as new lockdowns are increasingly likely to be reintroduced. But while technology can certainly help it requires careful analysis and smart decision making to ensure it adds genuine business value and has a lasting effect.[continue reading…]
The mobile apps trend is here to stay. If you haven’t heard of this term, get ready. With the increase in the variety of smartphones, the number of available apps also grows. Also, people are spending more time with their devices and decreasing the use of desktop computers and notebooks.[continue reading…]
Small print and hidden fees affect all types of customers and businesses. However, their impact on small businesses is highly detrimental as they already run on tight cash flows and strict budgets.[continue reading…]
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is vitally important in today’s world however big or small your company. Because the idea has been around for a while some might think it is old hat. In fact, I would say the ethos behind it is still as important as ever, if not more so. We’re currently living in a low trust world where it seems everyone is just out for themselves and what they can take from life – even if that means telling a bare-faced lie. But the tide is turning.[continue reading…]
Would you jump into a plane with a pilot who had learned to fly from books alone? Highly unlikely I suspect! We are willing to trust pilots because they’ve spent hundreds of hours in a flight simulator, have developed their expertise and can cope in situations of extreme pressure.[continue reading…]
Are you planning to build your website and are looking for a good web hosting provider? If yes, then you have landed on the right page. We know that there are numerous web hosting service providers you can find in the digital market. However, choosing the right hosting service provider for your business is essential.[continue reading…]
In the current climate, small businesses appreciate local support and custom now more than ever. With Covid-19 causing many businesses to temporarily cease trading or experience significantly lower turnover, it is vital to encourage and grow small businesses once again.[continue reading…]