Discover How To Spring Clean Your Business Finances
21/05/2013With spring here, now is a great time to take a good look at your finances and make sure that everything is in order as it should be. Far too many businesses don’t periodically clean up their finances and in time, this could get them into major trouble. . . .
The Top UK Cities For Business Growth
23/04/2013Recently there was an analysis performed on 150,000 businesses in the UK to see how various locations stacked up in terms of business growth. Growth Rates Growth rates for small businesses across the whole of the UK are looking positive according to the study done by Experian. It demonstrated that 32% of businesses had achieved a strong sales growth rate by the end of 2011, up from just 25% of all businesses during the years of 2008 to 2010. In addition to that, 36% of businesses had achieved a solid revenue growth of over 10%, showing favorable promise for the years ahead. . . .
Taking Risks To Grow Your Business
18/04/2013Choosing to hire extra staff in your business should never be a decision made lightly, but according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), more small businesses are failing to hire new staff, that could really make the difference in a business, because they simply don’t want to take the risk. . . .
Banks Are Still Not Lending Despite Increased Demand
15/04/2013If you’re a small business owner who is looking to get the finance to needed to grow your business, you may be in for some hard times ahead if you are considering a loan from the bank. As a small business owner, financial lending is often going to make or break your business affairs because without lending, you may not have the capital required for growth. . . .
Why You Should Start Your Own Business
21/03/2013Have you been thinking about starting your own business for quite some time now but keep putting it off for whatever reason? If so, you may want to rethink that. There's never been a better time to start your own business than now for a wide variety of different reasons. . . .
Must Have Apps For Managing Your Business
20/03/2013With everyone using a wide variety of applications today, your business should be no different. While social media, games, and personal use applications are hot amongst the common crowd, there are just as many great business apps for the business crowd to consider. . . .
Top Ways To Grow Your Business
08/03/2013If you’re looking to get ahead this year, you should be looking at some of the top ways that you can grow your business. If you can keep yourself focused on all the many ways that you can expand develop your company, you can stay one step ahead of the game and make sure you’re turning a good profit. Let’s look at some of the best ways to grow your business that you should know about. . . .
Should The UK Adopt 'Small Business Saturday'?
26/02/2013One of the latest trends right now in the world of buiness that you’ll want to keep an eye out for is the adoption of Small Business Saturday in the UK. This event was originally started in the United States, where on one Saturday everyone is encouraged to shop at locally owned small businesses, to not only give their earnings a boost but also make everyone much more aware of their presence. As the UK is also trying hard to promote the growth and development of small businesses in its economy, Chuka Umunna is working to adopt this same event. Chuka Umunna has stated that small businesses are really the lifeblood of the economy and that we must be doing whatever we can to support and encourage their development. By taking a page from the US’s book for this initiative, we can do just that. He also feels that small business Saturday is something that all local authorities could easily support and promote as well, so feels there should be no problem getting this holiday set up and running. The event will be heavily marketed across a number of different social media channels to help raise awareness and get more people actively participating. So as this month rolls around, plan to shop local businesses to kick start small business Saturday in the UK. We ask, should the UK adopt small business Saturday? Would you support the initiative? Do you believe the initiative would boost small, local businesses? Let us at United Kapital know your thoughts.
Is Your Business Preparing For Valentines? [Infographic]
12/02/2013Valentine’s Day can often be an expensive time of year for couples, but it's not just couples who need to think about this day, the lead up to the 14th of February can be an important time for businesses, too. Valentine's Day can be a real money maker and an opportunity to cash in on those looking to impress their loved one. . . .
SMEs “burying their heads in the sand” over finance
12/02/2013One of the most recent new stories to hit the media that you don’t want to miss out on is the recent finding that many UK SME’s do not have a good understanding of their own business finances and are putting themselves in great risk because of this. Less than half of accountants in the UK feel that the clients they are currently working with understand everything surrounding their own financial statements and over half of those accountants also think that their clients feel rather out of control when it comes to their financial activity. . . .
2013 Business Horoscope (Infographic)
Make sure your business gets the most from Christmas
20/12/2012Christmas is a very busy time of year for many businesses across the United Kingdom. In the retail industry specifically, sales will increase for most retailers as people try to buy gifts as well as food and other supplies for the winter holiday. To capitalise on this trade, it may be a good idea to open up a second shop location. . . .
The negative side of Bank loans
19/12/2012These days’ traditional bank loans can be difficult to obtain and the process of applying for them can in many cases be frustrating and overly complicated. The first problem is that often a business will need to present a business case or a business plan for the bank to recognise the small business and its intentions with the loan. . . .
3 Alternatives To Traditional Business Loans
28/11/2012Sometimes, businesses need a little extra help financially. You might need to seize a particular business opportunity or you may need to cover an unexpected bill. Getting a traditional business loan can be difficult for various reasons. It can be inflexible in terms of monthly repayments, it can be time consuming, paperwork loaded and require several credit checks, and it can also be difficult to meet strict eligibility criteria. However, there are various alternatives that a small business owner might consider before giving up hope on gaining vital business finance. One option is crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a way of raising the money you need via a pool of investors, rather than one sole investor. . . .