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August 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."

How Does No-Win, No-Fee Commercial Debt Collection Work?

Here at Access Credit Management, we’re fully aware that effective credit management and cash control are vital for the health of any business, especially smaller companies.  In the UK, there are 5.7 million private sector businesses and more than 99% of these businesses are small to medium enterprises (SMEs/SMBs) which employ between 0 and 249 people.  A huge 5.5 million (96%) of businesses are classed as micro-businesses, employing fewer than 10 people, but these actually account for 33% of employment and 22% of turnover.  These figures clearly demonstrate just how vital small businesses

Mobile First Indexing for SME Owners

When it comes to marketing, online is essential nowadays which means that small to medium sized business owners need a website to showcase their products or services.  Building a great website is only the first step though – you need to make sure your website is “visible” – that’s to say that Google (and other search engines) can easily find your website.  Getting your website to the front page of Google’s search rankings will have a hugely beneficial effect on your business and its profitability.

Can You 3D Print Your Own Money?

Although 3D printing started in the 1980s, recent developments have turned this into one of the coolest new technologies of the 21st Century.  Three dimensional objects are formed by building up successive layers of materials in just about any shape you choose.  3D printing, or Additive Manufacturing (AM) as it’s also called, is actually being lauded as the beginning of the third industrial revolution and its’ a disruptive technology that’s likely to change the way in which all sorts of objects are made, there are already 3D printed cars being developed.

Top Tips on Hiring Staff for SME Owners – Part One

If you’re running a small business and need to take on staff, chances are that you’ll need to interview several people for the job.  If you’ve not had any experience of interviewing and hiring potential workers, this may seem like a daunting prospect for you, especially if you’ve been operating as a sole trader so far and need to take on somebody to help as your business grows.  Because we appreciate that many of our readers who are small business owners have no experience of doing this, we’ve decided to publish a guide designed to make the whole process easier.  Today we’re going to give y

Top Five Questions for Creditors when a Company is Liquidated

Britain is a nation of small business owners - 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

Top Tips on Hiring Staff for SME Owners – Part Two

Last week we published some information for SME owners here in the UK with advice on hiring staff.  Because we know many of our readers are sole traders, we’ve decided to publish some guidance for small business owners who have never before been in the position of having to recruit and interview workers to help them with their business activities.  Last week we looked at how to define the job description and some ideas of where to advertise when looking for staff.  Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the interview process, an activity that many small business owners find a daunting