by Rosie Beasley | 12 Mar 2010
Three businesses were closed down in the City of London yesterday as fire rampaged through a five storey building. Many more were affected by the fall-out as fire fighters cordoned off the surrounding streets preventing many workers from getting to their offices.
by Jasper Martens | 12 Mar 2010
While I'm compiling this selection from our knowledge team, we are still working in a lot of smoke. Due to a fire next to our office block, the whole day was kinda smokey. But it doesn't put us off making our weekly Top 5. My colleague Rosie has written an article about the importance of business insurance inspired by yesterday's fire.
by Josh Hall | 11 Mar 2010
Despite talk of an economic recovery, many businesses continue to find themselves in choppy water. Almost without fail, business failures peak around 18 months after positive growth returns, and mismanagement or irregular cashflow are commonly cited reasons for business failure, particularly in these crucial months.
by Josh Hall | 11 Mar 2010
Employers’ liability insurance can be a very important protection for a business. For companies with employees, the benefits and advantages associated with this type of insurance are significant – and businesses that fail to buy it face severe consequences.
by Josh Hall | 09 Mar 2010
Choosing the right property to buy is one of your most important tasks as a buy-to-let investor or professional landlord. A poor choice of property can land you with large void periods and insufficient rental income – but the right decision can help to guarantee success in the buy-to-let market.
by Jasper Martens | 09 Mar 2010
Andy Clayton manages two stores - Newark and Lincoln - within the Printing.com empire. Jasper fires some questions at Andy about how his two branches stand out from the crowd in an overcrowded printing market and Andy reveals his strategy about opportunities for using social media to communicate with and attract local customers.
by Josh Hall | 08 Mar 2010
Customer loyalty is one of the most important assets any business can hope to have. Repeat custom is by far the most profitable kind; conversions from existing customers require a much lower marketing spend than those from new clients. As a result, you should work as hard as possible to keep hold of your customers far beyond their first sale.
by Josh Hall | 05 Mar 2010
Offline marketing has taken something of a backseat in recent times, so Josh Hall asks: is it still an effective marketing medium for business?
by Josh Hall | 02 Mar 2010
As a business owner you will require a range of skills. Frequently, start-ups are founded with a very small number of employees, if any, which means you will most likely be doing the bulk of work yourself. This is a significant responsibility, and one for which you will need to be well equipped.
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