Forecasting made as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Forecasting. Just the word can make business owners slightly nervous. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be daunting.  In fact, it could be as straightforward as 1, 2, 3… 1 handy template to make life easier and help you get 2% more profit*, from 3% better forecasting* * AMR Research In this

The survival skills Britain’s SMEs need in 2017

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Almost one in five of Britain’s SMEs are missing payday in battle to stay in business 17% of British small and medium-sized enterprises have missed a payday Business leaders are self-financing with 19% of SMEs relying on personal savings for financial support Reassuringly, businesses have a positive outlook with over a third (36%) of SMEs

The ABC of coping with energy debt

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Electricity and gas are crucial to the day to day running of most small businesses. Get into serious energy debt, and you risk being cut off. With npower’s energy debt ABC, it’s easy to avoid this stressful situation and keep your business running: Maybe you’ve missed a few payments or ignored some letters.  Don’t panic,

Beyond the bank - our guide to alternative finance

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Since the banking crisis of 2008, alternative lending options have increased in availability and popularity, particularly among small business owners. We answer some of the key questions around alternative finance, so you can decide whether it’s right for you. What is alternative finance? The term applies to any finance that doesn’t come from a mainstream

The art of negotiation

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As our recent research shows, when it comes to running a small business the ability to negotiate is vital. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that being able to negotiate is critical when it comes to surviving – and growing – in the business world. If your – or your teams’ –

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