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May 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."

Ten Top Tips for Digging your Way out of Debt

Nobody likes debt and there are very few people who set out to have debt problems that they are unable to deal with.  Unfortunately, the downturn in the UK economy has led to more individuals than ever before falling into a situation where they are unable to meet their payments and clear their debts.  Today we’re going to look at some handy tips designed to help people dig their way out of debt.

Choosing the Right Internet Provider for Small Businesses

As a small business owner you’re probably already aware of the importance of having a commercial website – whether this is to advertise your business offerings or to sell products and services online.  However, many SME owners are not happy with their internet service providers (ISPs) so choosing the right one for your business is essential for success.  Although there are several issues to consider when making the choice, here are some of the key factors that you should think about when choosing your internet service provider.

Dealing with Late Payment from Commercial Clients

When it comes to payment schedules, there’s nothing more frustrating that customers or clients who do not settle their bills within an agreed timeframe.  If you’re an SME owner who regularly invoices commercial clients you’ll be aware that some of these will adhere to an agreed payment schedule and you can be sure that the payment is settled in a timely manner.  However, you’ve probably dealt with clients who delay payment, leaving you with little choice but to spend your precious time and energy on following up in order to get them to settle their bills.  This can result in cash flow probl

Building A Beautiful Business Website On A Budget

We all know that businesses need websites nowadays - we’re living in the Digital Age and all of the big businesses have great looking websites that help them to reach a much wider customer base than ever before.  However, for the small business owner, building a website may seem like a daunting prospect, particularly for those who are so busy running their business that they don’t have the time to do this work.  You’ll need a website that works effectively for your business and if you hire an agency to build it for you, how can you be sure that you will get the website you need to take your

Debt Advice for Small Business Owners and Sole Traders

Here in the UK our economy is dependent upon small businesses across the land.  SMEs account for more than 99% of private enterprise and 60% of all private sector employment in Britain.  The combined annual turnover of SMEs was £1.9 trillion last year which was 51% of all private sector turnover.  The statistics clearly show just how important SMEs are to our country’s economic wellbeing:

Starting a Business the Easy Way with Drop Shipping

Here in the UK we’ve long been a “nation of shopkeepers” and despite the advances in technology that have resulted in many small high street businesses struggling, we still are.  However, many of our small businesses have now moved online, whether just by adding an e-commerce website as an extra outlet for their products or by abandoning bricks and mortar premises and taking the whole business into the ether, solely trading online.  For small retail outlets that are struggling in this uncertain economic climate, adding a second business is a tempting way of increasing revenue, especially if

Debt Collection News Roundup – May, 2018

Here at Access Credit Management we like to make sure we bring our readers interesting and relevant news about our industry so once a month we’ll be publishing a News Roundup.  This should keep you up to speed with all the important goings on within the sector so that you have a resource that keeps you fully informed of all the latest news.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here. 

Drop Shipping – How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Last week we took a look at drop shipping as a business model and the advantages it holds for would-be entrepreneurs and others who want to start a lifestyle business from home.  It’s easy to launch a business this way as there are very few costs involved with the start-up stage of the business, there’s no need for premises which means that you don’t have expensive overheads such as business rent, utility bills, etc.  However, it’s not all easy sailing with a drop shipping business and there are some pitfalls to look out for, which is