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January 2019

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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."

News Roundup for 2018 - SME Finances and Debt

Since the Brexit Referendum in June 2016, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have been facing an uncertain future as the Brexit negotiations have rolled out.  We’re rapidly approaching the date that the UK is due to leave the European Union and there is still no firm plan for what happens when we’re no longer an EU member which means that Brexit preparations made by businesses have to be flexible, with business owners ready to pivot to minimise any negative impact on both trading and finances.  Today we’re going to take a look back at some of the financial and business news from 2

Avoiding the Festive Financial Hangover

Christmas is over, the leftovers have all been eaten, the tree is down and the decorations are safely stored in the attic ready for next year.  We’ve entered a whole new year, a time of new beginnings and resolutions to make this year even better than last.  However, some of us are feeling the brunt of the Christmas spending spree and worrying about how we’ll get through the first few months of 2019 and clear the debts we’ve taken on to ensure that our families have a great Christmas.  Now is the time to get your personal finances under control to make sure that this year goes with a swing,

Investing in Social Media Pays Dividends for Small Businesses

If you’re a business owner who still hasn’t harnessed the power of social media to promote your business, you may be missing a trick.  Used correctly, social media can help to secure new customers, win referrals and raise awareness about your products or services.  It’s a cost-effective way of marketing your business at a very small cost and a great way of engaging with your customers, many of whom will be only too happy to share with friends and family.  If you’re new to using social media for business, it can be difficult to know which platforms are best for your business and what type of

Blaming it on the Brexit!

As we begin the New Year and the inexorable march towards actual Brexit, we still seem no closer to securing a good deal when Britain leaves the European Union and most of us are still uncertain about what Brexit will actually look like.  The government is in turmoil as the prime minister and conservative MPs struggle to come to agreements and make the necessary deals that would ensure that the future looks brighter for the UK.  However, for most of us who look on in horror as the debacle unfolds, the signs are not looking great.

Customer Service – How to Get it Right for SME Owners

Whilst the Internet has brought with it a wealth of new opportunities for retailers, it’s also brought a level of competition that was just not possible in the past.  Yes, it makes such a difference to small businesses to build a website and begin trading online – after all, you can now take advantage of the fact that you can reach a much wider customer base than was possible in the past.  However, finding ways of standing out from the crowd has become much more difficult because everybody else is also trading online.  Some ways of attracting more potential customers are: