We hear a lot these days about businesses being targeted by fraudsters. Phone calls or emails from scammers purporting to be someone they are not, in order to extract money from unwitting businesses are getting more and more common. There have been instances where communications are received that appear to be from a known and trusted email address, and recently even a case of a scammer calling up on the phone representing themselves as a debt collection agency demanding payment.
Investments are rarely a simple decision.
There is a lot to consider when taking on a franchise, not least the matter of investment.
Variety is the spice of life – and marketing plans. The key to ensuring your marketing efforts are at their best is to mix it up regularly. There’s no point spending your budget on the same old things – diversify and try new things to increase your market reach and impact. Here’s our top 4 quick tips for sprucing up your SME’s marketing plan.
It’s the summer holidays!
We’re well into holiday season now, and I’m sure many of us will be taking a hard-earned break from business life. You could be reading this from your sun lounger by the pool, or a cosy little café in a European square, or high up amongst the snow-capped peaks of the Alps.
Have you ever tried rock climbing blindfolded?
The path of running a business is rarely travelled without encountering a few bumps along the way. Without a clear vision, your chances of making it to the top are slim – and a lot more difficult than it needs to be! That’s why a business plan is key.
Let’s be honest – nobody starts a business for the love of managing paperwork. Managing your business’s accounts is vital, but it doesn’t have to be take up too much of your business’s time and effort. There is a better way – and it’s much easier and cheaper than you might think.
Cloud accounting software can save you and your business money, time and hassle. Today, there are a wide variety of accounting software packages to choose from – the top players being QuickBooks and Xero. These use the “cloud” – a virtual platform that means your data is stored safely online.
Here’s 5 key reasons why cloud accounting can make a difference to YOUR business.
Early on Tuesday 7th June 2017, the d&t Hub in Swindon was already buzzing, filled with MDs, directors, partners, business owners and senior managers. It was the d&t Sterling Boardrooms taster event, and the conversation was flowing fast! Read More
Running a small business often means money is tight, says Carl Reader, partner at d&t chartered accountants, author of The Start Up Coach and business expert.
As with any business, money must be looked after carefully – there’s no room for wastage. Tax is always going to be an inevitable outgoing, but if you run a small business, there are plenty of ways that you can save some money on your tax bill – and do this legally.