Finding and retaining the key talent for your business

The job market has been through plenty of ups and downs in recent years. But in 2024, the real challenge is attracting and retaining the top talent you need to grow your business. Finding the skilled employees, you need, and keeping them in the business, is vital for driving innovation and growth over the coming […]

Setting goals for you and your business in 2024

The new year is a new beginning. If you are a business owner, this is often the time of year when you reflect on where you are at and think about your business goals for the year ahead. Setting goals is an essential part of personal and professional growth. These could be lofty goals, or […]

Can an AI assistant streamline your business?

A business AI assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered software tool that’s designed to support and enhance different areas of your business administration and management. These AI assistants (sometimes known as virtual assistants or chatbots) use natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and automation to interact with you, your team, and your customers. They can give […]

What to look out for when buying a business

Buying an established business is a great way to enter the business world, or to expand your existing business empire. But purchasing a company isn’t something to enter into lightly. Becoming the prospective owner of a new business means doing your homework, researching the business you plan to acquire and working closely with a team […]

10 hot questions to ask yourself as a business owner

Running a busy and successful business means you often don’t have the time to step back and work ON the business. This can be a challenge if your aim is to grow and scale the company. As experienced professional business advisers, we know the value of taking the time to ask yourself some pertinent questions. […]

Can ChatGPT replace your marketing team?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard about the ascendant rise of Open AI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4 (plus other similar tools). These natural language processing tools have brought AI content writing to the masses – but does this mean that your content marketing team is now defunct? The short answer is no. […]

It’s tough at the top (and that’s why you need a business adviser)

Being a business owner can be immensely rewarding. But it’s also a highly pressurised and stressful vocation to choose. The business journey can be full of pitfalls and challenges that make it more difficult to meet your goals and turn your enterprise into a success. The good news is that you don’t have to travel […]

Using data analytics to give your business a competitive advantage

Data analytics is rapidly changing the way businesses are operated. By making use of your financial and non- financial data, you can quickly start to gain a deeper insight into your operations, performance and financial management. Data-driven decisions are quickly becoming the norm, for even the smallest business. Data analytics helps you spot the patterns, […]

Could outsourcing help you grow your business?

When you run a small business, the amount of work can ebb and flow. Unexpected busy periods can often create too much work and stress; overloading a small team or one-person business. But if a surge is seasonal or unreliable, it can be hard to commit to taking on another employee. One solution that many […]

5 Signs You’re Undercharging

Are you undercharging for your services? It can be hard to tell, particularly if you’re in a niche industry or you’re a contractor. It can be hard to decide on a rate – charging too much and you potentially scare off customers but charging too little and you barely scrape by each week. With rising […]