Want To Step Up Your R&D Tax Claim? You Need To Read This First

Posted by Joanne Warren 25 May 2018 06:30 PM

An R&D tax claim can make a big difference for a business. There is the potential to get money back from the tax man and boost your business. But if you want to step up with an R&D tax claim, you need to know what it is all about. Don’t do anything with your R&D tax claim until you have read this –

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Topics: R&D Tax

Build your e-commerce business without spending a fortune

Posted by Darren Wingfield 22 May 2018 11:39 AM

Having an e-commerce business can feel like it is a constant drain on resources. There are so many areas to spend on to make sure that all the plates are still spinning all the time. Marketing and sales are just one small part of the jigsaw, while constant development of the platform is needed to keep up with the competition (which is now global) and keep customers happy. Unless you have deep pockets, it can feel like e-commerce isn’t the place for the fainthearted.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are a number of ways that you can boost your e-commerce business without breaking the bank. Here is our guide on how to make that budget stretch as far as you can 

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Topics: E-Commerce Business Owner

5 things you need to know about Scaling Up your North East Business

Posted by Phil Murray 18 May 2018 02:41 PM

There is lots of talk going around the North East right now in relation to "Scale Up Businesses". We have recently been successful in becoming a solutions provider for Scale-up North East so wanted to shed some light on what this programme means...

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Topics: Scale Up North East Business Building

7 Tips For A Successful Professional Services Business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 15 May 2018 09:46 AM

Providing a B2B service for others can be a rewarding business. There will be plenty of companies out there that need what you can provide. But you need to make those connections that power your professional services business and turn it into a success. Here is our guide to the 7 tips for a successful professional services business and what they can mean to you –

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Topics: Professional Services Business Owner

Guide To Showcasing Your Tech Talent As You Launch Your Business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 11 May 2018 08:22 AM

Starting out with your own tech business is an exciting time. You want to make the most of this opportunity, but one question keeps on coming up from prospective clients 

“Can you show me the work you have already done for others?”

And this can be a problem if you have just launched your business. As much as you don’t want to say it, the response is often 

“Err, no. I’ve just started out and don’t have anything yet.”

And this can be an embarrassing conversation to have. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are creative ways to showcase your talent and attract new business – even as a startup. So, how is this done?

Essentially, the skills that you would use to produce for a new client can be used in other ways to help you win business. Here are some ideas

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Topics: Science & Tech Business Owner

Answer these 3 questions to see if you can receive £35k back into your business

Posted by Joanne Warren 08 May 2018 11:00 AM

Getting money back from the tax man is almost unheard of. The HMRC are often at the centre of the news, whether it is related to the tax deadline or the collapse of Carillion. And they regularly get a bad rap. But there is one government scheme administered by the HMRC that is almost universally acclaimed. It is a system where qualifying companies can see a massive amount of money coming back into their business.

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Topics: R&D Tax

A guide to funding for your science and tech business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 04 May 2018 11:41 AM

Coming up with an innovative idea for a science and tech business is the first step on the road to success. But, you will already be aware that this can be a long road. One of the major obstacles for any science and tech business is getting the funding required to get the idea off the ground. There are several possibilities for a science and tech business to explore when it comes to having the cash to develop the business and take it to market. Here are some of the options available –

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Topics: Science & Tech Business Owner

7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros

Posted by Phil Murray 01 May 2018 11:44 AM

There are many hurdles to jump when starting a science and tech business. You know that others have been along this path before, but you don’t know exactly where it leads. Getting the right start can make the difference between success and failure. We know that you can start up a tech business anywhere in the UK, and your success can depend on the decisions you make from the outset. Here is our guide to the 7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros –

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Topics: Business Building Business Owner Business Start Up

What do people look for in a professional services business website?

Posted by Darren Wingfield 27 April 2018 11:45 AM

For a professional services business, the question is always how to make that vital connection with new clients. Engaging new markets and opening discussions is the lifeblood of a business like this. And professional services are always in the news. A website is the perfect tool for a professional services business to attract new customers and showcase what they can do. But that website needs to be planned and structured. There are certain things that every professional services website should have in order to hit the right note and drive sales. Here is our guide to what people look for in a professional services business website –

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Topics: Professional Services Business Owner

The top 6 tips to success for a professional services business

Posted by Phil Murray 24 April 2018 09:39 AM

Starting up a professional service business can feel like there is a lot of activity in the very early days to get established and develop the relationships that will take you forward. With so many potential uses for your valuable time, it can be difficult to know where to focus to get the best results. We have been supporting startup businesses to find their feet and head on the right tracks. Here are our top 6 tips to success for a professional services business –

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Topics: Business Building Business Owner Business Start Up