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Written by our experienced business advisors, this catalogue explores many issues associated with running an SME business.

Here we comment upon the latest business trends and relevant financial information, as well as explore topics such as how to structure your company for growth, and how to develop KPIs that will add value to your business.

Board meeting - help and advise UK
How regularly do you hold a board meeting?

This is a question we always ask business owners. In a large percentage of cases the answer is usually “once a year” or “very infrequently”. The reason for this is that many SME owners don’t...

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Recruitment Roulette – are you a player?

Forget Casinos. Most business owners and managers gamble every time they recruit a new employee and most of them have no idea how much it really costs them. Can your company afford to play ‘Recruitment...

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SMEs Business Failure - UK Business Mentor
Over 40% of new SMEs fail within four years!

A recent report by Lord Young, David Cameron’s enterprise adviser, has proposed that the Government’s loans scheme to help young entrepreneurs start a new business is to be extended to the over 30s. When the...

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small business lending - advice
The outlook for small business lending

A recent announcement from Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England that the Bank will not consider raising interest rates until the jobless rate has fallen to 7% or below has been met...

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family business issues - Pro-actions Business mentoring
Family Business Issues

Research into family businesses indicates some startling facts: We are all aware that family owned small businesses provide a vital and important contribution to the UK economy. But research into family businesses indicates some startling...

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business plan mistakes - Pro-actions Business Coaching
10 Common Business Plan Mistakes

There are many elements that make a good business plan. It often takes time, patience and many revisions before you get it right. Unfortunately if you rush to get your funding in place and launch...

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