Small Business Advice Week
2nd - 8th Sep 2013
Small Business Advice Week is here to help the country’s 4.5 million SMEs thrive in tough times, with advice from both leading experts and businesses across Britain.
Small Business Advice Week
Small Business Advice Week
1st - 7th Sep 2014
Small Business Advice Week is here to help the country’s 4.5 million SMEs thrive in tough times, with advice from both leading experts and businesses across Britain.
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Finance and Banking
"Most importantly, small businesses must appoint an accountant – see here for a handy guide on choosing the right accountant for you http://bit.ly/1adlPnz Personal Accountants take the time to discuss the needs and goals of your business, thus helping to decide which structure is best for you; whether that’s a sole trader, partnership, LLP or Limited company. The majority of accountants will take the reins during your business set up, from opening the right bank accounts to registering with HMRC for PAYE, Corporation tax, personal tax, VAT, etc. Many can also provide insurance cover and advice on keeping your records and bookkeeping up to date. "
- Daniel Mepham
Technology and Innovation
"Prevention is better than cure - and so much cheaper! Social media provides an amazing set of tools for business growth, customer engagement and care, but it is still so new that the large majority of UK adults do not understand the reach and the consequences of their actions upon others. My advice... get a policy of course, but more importantly, Train Your Staff so that they fully understand the Do s and Don't s and their responsibility to their employer, clients and colleagues."
- Jane Binnion
Future-Proofing
"Small companies that stand out from the crowd integrate the things they do for charities, their community, the environment into their business plans. This motivates their customers, their staff and themselves. This trend will grow as customers prefer to buy from and people want to work for companies that are 'in Business for Good'. "
- Carol Sherriff
As this year’s small Business Advice Week draws to a close we’ve rounded up some of our advice on what steps you could take to future proof your small business.
It helps to know how much something should cost before you set about negotiating a good deal. So what is a good price for energy if you’re running a business?
Small Business Advice Week catches up with Adam Bradford, Development Manager at UnLtd, the people who provide support to the UK’s social entrepreneurs
AVPT talks to Small Business Advice Week about the importance of training
Do you know your 0844 from your 0808? Find out about the different phone number prefixes now on offer.
RBS and NatWest Chief Executive of Business and Commercial Banking shares his thoughts and advice with Small Business Advice Week
Small Business Advice Week (SBAW13) launched with a bang on Monday 2nd September and has come with an endorsement from the Prime Minister and the Shadow Business Secretary.
How To Make the Bank Say 'Yes' - Advice from the FSB and British Bankers’ Association released as part of Small Business Advice Week
The amount motorists pay to councils across England in parking charges and fines has increased by almost 10 per cent in the last five years
The countdown to this year’s Small Business Advice Week has officially started with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) supporting the week