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April 2018

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"Any views or opinions expressed in these blogs are solely those of the author and might not represent those of Access Credit Management Limited."

Small Business Owners are Vital to the UK Economy

Here in the UK we rely on small to medium businesses like your own as they’re such a vital part of our economy.  Last year there were 5.7 million businesses in the UK and more than 99% of these were small or mediums sized businesses (employing 0 – 249 people).  A massive 5.5 million businesses were micro-businesses employing fewer than 10 people but accounting for 33% employment and 22% of turnover. When it comes to business launches, 414,000 new businesses launched in 2017, compared with 328 business closures, meaning that business is still on the increase.

Making the Most of Social Media for Business Owners

Most business owners nowadays know that having an online presence is an essential part of modern marketing.  However, having a website isn’t quite enough these days – you need a social media presence as well – as in a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an Instagram or Pinterest account, not to mention a LinkedIn account (though LinkedIn is basically social media B2B).  While you can use social media to spread the message of your business and raise awareness of what you have to offer, social media platforms offer some tricks and tools to make this easier.

Thinking Outside the Box Results in Success for Small Businesses

Shoppers in the UK need to be really diligent when it comes to ethical and eco-friendly shopping.  Many people nowadays don’t have the time to shop local, finding it more convenient to visit a large, out of town supermarket where they can buy all they need under one roof but some businesses in Bristol Collection Agencyhave joined an initiative to make it easier than ever to shop local by doing it online.  Good Sixty

Small Business Owners – Business Success Means Going Online

As we’ve reiterated in the past, small business owners are a vital part of the UK economy.  More than 99% of businesses in Britain are SMEs and, despite the fact that many of these are micro-businesses (employing fewer than 10 people), they still account for 33% of employment and 22% of turnover – figures not to be sneezed at.  We’ve also long advocated that small businesses should have an online presence with a website and social media accounts as it’s a great way of reaching a much wider customer base.  While many small business ow

Time to Spring Clean your Business Finances

Spring has definitely sprung, although it may not seem so when you take the weather into consideration!  While delaying a home spring clean until the weather is warmer may be a sensible idea, delaying spring cleaning your finances could lead to trouble or even debt.  Here are some of the ways you can spring clean your business finances ready for the next fiscal year to make sure you’re on top of your finances and heading off to a good start.

Prevention is Better than Cure when it Comes to Business Debts

Maintaining a steady cash flow is an essential element of success for small businesses here in the UK.  This means making sure that you pay your creditors in a timely fashion and that you also receive payment from your customers or clients, whether these are repeat customers to whom you supply goods or services on a regular, on-going basis or whether they are customers who purchase your products or services just once or twice. 

Technical Debt Unravelled for SME Owners

Small business owners who have an online presence, be it a website or a presence on some of the more popular social media platforms, must have been feeling some concern over recent weeks with all of the negative news we’ve been hearing about data breaches.  From the news that Russia has used data gleaned from Facebook accounts to effect political change to the news on false information being disseminated across the internet, these are developments that give cause for concern.  Last week we saw the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg being grilled by the US Congress for two days as politici