How To

How to efficiently handle your business receipts

efficiently handle your business receipts

Whether you like it or not, there’s no quick fix for your tax woes. Keeping and recording business receipts are necessary evils and we’ve all got to do it. Nonetheless, there are a few tips you can follow to make managing your receipts a little bit easier.


Writing the perfect job description

Write the perfect job description

With job competition so high these days, it’s important to make sure you’re hiring the right people. Whilst some people will apply for any job they see, crafting an eloquent and well thought out job description will help you to attract the best people in your field.


How To : Use Email Marketing

Email Marketing

As a small business, it makes sense to take advantage of every low-cost tool available to you and email marketing is a great way to do this. Below, we take a look at some of the best ways you can spruce up you emails to create a successful email marketing campaign.


How to set up a successful family business

setup a successful family business

Setting up a business with your family can be both a daunting and exciting task. Working with the people you grew up with should be a fantastic experience but the stresses and strains can take their toll on relationships pretty fast.


How To : Organise Your Invoicing

Organise Your Invoicing

Keeping track of your invoices can be a time-consuming and tedious task. When you’re trying to run a small business on your own, effective accounting is going to be the last thing on your mind.


How to build a price quotation

price quotation

When a potential new client (or even a current one) comes to you asking for a quote, it might be all too easy just to send out a figure and be done with it. However, you should not under any circumstances do this, as it will not end well. Unlike estimates, quotes are taken as a more definitive price and are much harder to change once they’re out there.


A simple interviewing guide

simple interviewing guide

Interviewing for your first employee? It can be tough if you’ve never carried out an interview before but it’s a lot easier than you might think. This simple guide gives you an idea of the structure and questions you can use to help choose the right candidate.


Market Research for a Burgeoning Business

Market Research

If your business is in the process of expanding, then you’ll understand the constant need to learn more about your market and your customers. Market research is the best way to decide where you should take your business next and what kind of growth you can expect. There are several areas of market research to consider, each of which will help you to build a better picture of your company’s future.


How to start a consulting business

start a consulting business

Are you ready to share your knowledge with the world? Starting a consulting business is pretty easy; making it work is the hard part. With more and more people making their way into the consulting sector, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate yourself from the rest.


Etsy Selling – Turning your passion into a business.

Turning your passion into a business.

Is Your Business Right For Etsy?

If you’re considering selling on Etsy, then you’ve probably already thought about whether or not your business idea is right for the site. Etsy specialises in handmade and vintage items, meaning that there’s an eclectic mix of Collectors, Artists, Jewellers and Clothing Designers on the site, as well as many other creative types.


How to pitch your business

pitch your business

Whether you’re pitching to angels or venture capitalists, taking the time to craft a good pitch will serve you incredibly well. Investors aren’t going to offer you a lot of their time, they’re busy people so why should they? This means that your business pitch has to be short, sharp but still cover all of the important points that potential investors want to hear. Rambling is not permitted when pitching your small business.


How To : Invoice Payment Terms

Invoice Payment Terms

As a small business, it can be hard enough just remembering to send off your invoices on time, so avoiding complicated payments is a must. If difficult invoicing is getting you down, there are a few ways to set up effective payment terms with your client to help keep the cash flowing.


How to find a suitable office space

find a suitable office space

If you’re looking for your first office space, you might be a bit apprehensive about what to expect. Finding an office is hard, so that’s completely natural but we’ve put together a few tips to help you find an office space that works for you and your employees.


How to find a business mentor

find a business mentor

A good mentor can have a profound impact on start-up businesses that’s still in their early stages. Advice from a mentor should not only inspire small business owners to go further but should help new entrepreneurs avoid the same mistakes their mentors made in their early days.