Articles written by Jemma Porter

cash flow

Business start-ups: how do you manage your cash flow?

Organising your company’s cash flow isn’t always the easiest task. One of the main mistakes you can make when you’re setting up a business is focusing purely upon your business goals. While it is important to have business goals, it’s more important to make sure they don’t eat too much into your cash flow. Creating

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income protection insurance

Training staff on the job

When it comes to training your employees, training staff on the job is often the best idea. That way they are actually putting their new skills into practice as they learn. It can help them to learn at a faster pace and benefits your company right from the start. You don’t have to wait for them

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VAT guide for your business

When your business reaches the stage where it has to start paying Value Added Tax (VAT), it can be quite complicated to understand. Your business needs to earn a set sum of money before it has to start paying VAT. Unlike other types of tax, this one is collected by registered businesses on behalf of

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Improving your business website

Improving your business website to attract new clients or customers Attracting new clients and customers can be incredibly hard work at any time, but it’s always more worrying when you’re going through a bit of a lull. While some downtime is to be expected, it gives the ideal opportunity for businesses to refocus and generate

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Common scams to be aware of

Card scams: The courier scam

You might breathe a sigh of relief if you are contacted by your bank or the police warning you of suspicious activity. After all, you can cancel the cards before any further fraudulent transactions go through. However, it’s important to know that this is exactly how card scams prey on their victims. These card scams have been targeting vulnerable

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Calculating the value of your business

Calculating the value of your business is essential if you want to sell it or seek an investor. Even if you don’t plan on selling, it’s still good to know how much your business is currently worth. Once you know, you can then put a strategy into place to increase its market value. Despite its

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