Building a Bright Future for the Construction Industry

It’s fair to say the construction sector hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts in 2018. Figures recently released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reinforce the difficult operating conditions that the industry is facing, experiencing its ninth consecutive fall in quarterly output growth, while dropping 3.4 percent between December and January, and 3.9 percent
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How to recruit the right people for your business

Having a clear and universal recruitment process is essential when it comes to acquiring talent and finding prospective recruits that will fit the mould of your company and culture.  Here are seven essential steps to follow. Draw up a clear recruitment plan What exactly are you looking for? And how will you assess if someone
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UK Property Market Slowing Down

There were further signs that the property market was slowing last month. Although, many of the indices show prices continuing to rise, transaction levels were subdued. Nationwide, for example, reported a 2.1% house price rise in March but, at the same time, there was a fall in sales volumes and, according to surveyors, a shortage
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Here’s how accounting for leases is changing

It has become an increasingly popular topic of conversation that accounting rules for the leasing of assets is about to change. The accounting practices currently adopted by most UK businesses are covered within an internationally agreed accounting rule called IAS17, which recognises two types of lease: Finance Lease – on balance sheet Lease Purchase –
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Customer Experiences

Customer experiences and the way a company’s products and services are regarded can make or break any business – especially a start-up that’s striving to make their mark in a crowded marketplace. Here’s why offering a great user experience should be your priority. We know the customer is always right. But offering excellent service means going
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How to prepare for your Business to Grow!

Looking to take your start-up to the next level? We investigate how to achieve long-term, sustainable growth for your company. For your expansion plans to become a reality, you need to ensure your company has been configured for scalability. And that means having the right outlook and the necessary infrastructure in place. Here’s how you
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Property Half Sprung

Spring is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year in the housing calendar, it is therefore no surprise to find that Rightmove reports asking prices jumped 1.5% last month, the largest rise in March for seven years. First and second stepper homes hit all time average highs of £189,840 and £272,031 respectively. The
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Top 3 Mistakes Importers Make and How to Avoid Them

Whether you’re a first time importer of goods from overseas, or import on a bulk basis, understanding the somewhat complex process of shipping can make or break a successful order. When margins are thin and risk is high, which is often the case for many small businesses today, making mistakes can be detrimental for a
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Growth remains the driving factor for SMEs

A recent survey reveals that growth is the main intention for business owners, however, some SMEs are finding there is a significant gap between their ambition and their reality. Here’s how external funding can help boost growth prospects. According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs account for 99.3% of businesses in the private sector
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How Invoice Finance is Revolutionising the Recruitment Business

Many successful recruitment companies in the UK have discovered a winning formula that is allowing them to climb head and shoulders above their competitors. Business owners are finding alternative funding solutions such as invoice finance are allowing them to execute strategic growth plans, and they are thriving as a result. An immediate transfer of cash
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