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thumbnailReducing the SME bureaucracy burden
February 5th, 2018
Excessive administrative burden is one of the leading causes of lost productivity for British businesses today.
thumbnailThe importance of languages as part of your Export Strategy
January 22nd, 2018
Everyone recognises the problems which can occur in business when you can’t understand the language of your customers – missed enquiries, lost orders, hesitating to pick up the phone to discuss issues, inability to chase payments effectively...
thumbnailConsidering Starting a Business? Why Not Buy One Instead!
December 14th, 2017
Sometimes, starting your own business from scratch is not the best approach for budding entrepreneurs. In fact, with a significant proportion of SMEs doomed to failure within the first 5 years, it can seem like something of a losing bet to many....
thumbnailD2N2 Growth Hub – A Truly Valued Stakeholder
December 7th, 2017
Here, Barry Aldridge MCIM - Head of Marketing for Derby-based pneumatics and hydraulics manufacturer Tidyco; discusses the benefits of capitalising upon the resources available from the D2N2 Growth Hub.
thumbnailTop 5 Ways to Keep your Employees Happy
October 30th, 2017
Businesses can do many things to make money, grow and improve but even those at the top of their industries know that without a happy workforce a business isn’t going to reach its full potential. A happy and harmonious workplace is where produ...
thumbnailKeeping Your Business Cyber Safe
October 13th, 2017
Cybercrime is a growing threat in the UK with 48% of SME’s business being attacked last year. Natasha Sagar, Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Constabulary, has put together a few tips on keeping your businesses Cyber SAFE.
thumbnailAre you struggling to recruit the best talent? How to overcome your challenges!
October 2nd, 2017
Recruitment can be challenging for many businesses and if you find it difficult to get the right staff into your business, you are definitely not alone.
thumbnailFive Tips to Successfully Grow Your Business
September 14th, 2017
Congratulations, you’ve successfully set up your business. Now, you’re looking to grow.
thumbnailFive Types of Offices for Independent Workers and Start-Ups
August 17th, 2017
Do you work from home? Are you happy working from your home office every day? If not, you may imagine renting a snug little room with a desk and file cabinet. But if you’ve looked into it seriously, chances are you’ve discovered that traditi...
thumbnailUnderstanding at What Point Your Small Business Requires an Accountant
July 31st, 2017
When starting up a business, every entrepreneur will want to keep costs down. This is understandable, but one area that you should not skimp on is making sure that your finances are in responsible hands. Finances are the lifeblood of any company...