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What are KPIs and how can your business use them?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can give you a window into your business, what you're doing well and what needs improving...

 

 

 

 

Beating procrastination in your small business

All of us have felt it at one time or another - the desire to put things off. Maybe your 'to do' list is full of boring or daunting chores...

 

 

 

 

Grow your business: 10-step checklist

For help growing your small business, keep this checklist to hand and make sure you're scoring 10/10...

 

 

 

 

How to create the perfect business plan in 10 steps

Your business plan will keep you focused and help convince investors and banks lend you money...

 

 

 

 

How to grow your family business

Keeping your business in the family has obvious appeal, whether you work with siblings, parents or children...

 

 

 

 

The golden rules of social media for business

Used effectively, social media can provide benefits to your business that you just can't get any other way... 

 

 

 

 

Does your business need a mobile site?

Whether you focus your attention on a mobile site or a mobile app, both offer some great functions...

 

 

 

 

Small business payroll: To outsource or not?

Small business can be overwhelmed by the responsibilities that come with payroll. Tax requirements need to be considered and the fines...

 

 

 

 

Understanding cloud computing

See the difference the cloud can make to how you work, bank, communicate, sell and buy... 

 

 

 

 

Invoice payment term: Top seven tips

Getting paid and having a healthy cashflow is the lifeblood of every small business, but it's not always as easy as sending an invoice at the end of the month...

 

 

 

 

Choosing the best CRM for your team

CRM has come along way. The idea of one-size-fits-all was abandoned a long time ago... 

 

 

 

 

Professional networking 10-step checklist

Professional networking is a social activity. It's about building reationships - so leave the hard sell behind...

 

 

 

 

 

When to give a raise

Your employees will expect - and often deserve - a raise every so often. You'll need to think about carefuly...

 

 

 

 

Five important business negotiation strategies

Before starting business negotiations, always do your research. You should come to the tabe understanding as much you can...

 

 

 

 

How to achieve business success in 2016

Write your vision down or create a picture...

 

 

 

 

Seven lessons from seven female entrepreneurs

Try to keep stretching yourself and moving outside your comfort zone...

 

 

 

 

How to make the most of a business internship

An internship is a form of work experience, usually for graduate students...

 

 

 

 

Monthly checklist for small business

Your business won't survive unless you have a tight grip on you finances...

 

 

 

 

How to prevent common small business payroll mistakes

Payroll responsibilities can seem daunting when you first start a small business. But with a little care...

 

 

 

 

Make small business accounting fun

It's clear that small businesses need good cashflow to survive. But many don't really understand or manage their cashflow...

 

 

 

 

How to turn your passion into a business

It's probably wise to hold onto your day job while you find your feet. Once you've put in the time however the rewards can be great...

 

 

 

 

How to freelance on the side

Most companies understand their employees might take on freelance work. They'll probably have policies...

 

 

 

 

B2B tips for working with big companies

In today's rapidly changing landscape, businesses of all shapes and sizes are working together...

 

 

 

 

Why the best invoicing software is easy to use

Everyone knows a smooth billing process saves you time and money, yet many small businesses are fustrated by their invoicing system...

 

 

 

 

How to create an efficient inventory management system

Inventory is money. Inventory management can be difficult because it's hard to predict demand...

 

 

 

 

Five rules for managing small business cashflow

Once you've delivered a product or service, don't wait to invoice. That can hurt your cashflow and your business...

 

 

 

 

Starting a business checklist

You need a USP. It's important that you define what makes your business different to the competition...

 

 

 

 

How to hire the right employees

As a business owner or founder, your vision for your company affects everything...

 

 

 

 

Selling on Amazon checklist

Your 12-step guide to selling on Amazon...