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SME Owners – Making Your Website Work for Your Business

As a small business owner you need to be aware that one of your most valuable assets is your company website – it represents your company and your brand and can help drive sales and share social proof (a vital issue for all businesses in the 21st Century).  This means that you need to make sure that your website is working well for your business and that it has all the correct elements that will boost your business to success.  Here are some of the most important issues when it comes to your business website:

How to Make the Most of Currency Exchange Rates for SME Owners

Trading overseas has become increasingly common since the advent of the internet.  People nowadays are used to buying from a global marketplace and this is just as true of businesses as it is for your average armchair shopper who browses online and orders goods from different parts of the world.  While businesses here in the UK now have the option of selling to overseas customers and extending their customer base, business owners are also finding it easy to source supplies from foreign companies, driving down costs and making it easier to keep their prices to customers lower. 

Work Experience - The Benefits to your Business

As a small business owner it’s likely that staff salaries form a large part of your company’s overheads.  Finding and retaining good members of staff is quite a challenge for SME owners here in the UK.  Have you ever considered offering work experience to students and school leavers?  While many business owners may be put off work experience, often thinking that they’ll get lumbered with a clueless teenager who will need constant supervision, this is not necessarily the case.  Some youngsters taking part in work experience can really make a difference and get to grips with the job in ways t

SME Owners – Which Hat are you Wearing?

As a small business owner you probably find that you’re taking care of a lot of tasks that you have little experience of and no training for.  It’s often the case that SME owners don’t have the luxury of hiring trained and experienced staff to perform all the different jobs that keep a business running smoothly and often find themselves having to carry out a diverse range of tasks such as creating a computer network, setting up a filing system, planning a marketing strategy, taking care of the payroll, etc.  While you may be an expert at making a product or providing a service, chances are

Debt Collection News Roundup – July, 2017

Here at Access Credit Management we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with what’s going on the international debt collection industry.  We aim to bring our readers interesting and relevant news about the sector so once a month we publish a News Roundup.  This should keep you up to speed with all the important happenings in the industry and provide you with a valuable resource that that you can use to stay fully informed of all the latest news.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here.  If you have any stories you think we should be c

Advice for SME Owners - Planning for Untimely Death

Unless there is a lot of prior planning, the death of a business owner can result in the company being liquidated, sold to outside parties or surviving family members may have to become active in running the business themselves.  To plan for the future orderly disposition of a business, a buy-sell agreement can be entered into.  A buy-sell agreement may be between shareholders of a company, partners of a partnership or a key employee and a sole proprietor.  The buy-sell agreement will oblige the surviving business owners, key employee or the business itself to purchase the interest of the d