News & Views

The latest information regarding Steer Your Business activities as well as small business articles of interest.

social media

What Are The Best Social Media Platforms To Use?

Over the past decade, social media has become increasingly more popular, which is why it is no surprise that businesses are now using it as both a form of marketing, as well posting engaging news and information to customers. With more than three billion users to social media sites every month, why would you not …

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Cash Flow and Late Payment

The aim of late payment legislation is to encourage prompt payment and have late payment seen as unacceptable. It creates rights for businesses to claim interest, compensation and recover reasonable costs where each party is acting in the course of business. The purpose of this article is to make readers aware of the benefits contained …

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Apprenticeships

Higher Level Apprenticeships Equal Long-Term Business Rewards

You’re missing out if you’ve yet to consider the benefits of an Apprenticeship.  With such a wide variety of Apprenticeships now available, together with government funding, it’s time to seize the opportunity and sharpen your professional edge. Higher level Apprenticeships are extremely valuable. Introducing these as part of your training offer can help you retain …

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Did you think it would be easy to be a green gardener?

You’d have thought it would be easy but have a look inside any garden shed and you’ll find teetering stacks of single-use flowerpots, piles of plastic bags full of compost (often far from peat-free), plastic handled tools from far and wide, plus a poisonous pharmacopoeia of remedies.  The horticultural industry is slowly mending its ways, …

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Money

Entrepreneurs and small business owners are amazing!

When starting out, they are managing everything from websites to social media to hiring and firing, but what about income and retirement? And what about maternity leave?  One of the biggest problems I see as a GP when it comes to the self employed is a lack of financial planning.   In fact, last week, a …

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Treating Your Employees

Can You Treat Your Staff?

With the festive season approaching you may be thinking about treating your employees to a Christmas party and/or gift and need to know the tax implications of these.  The good news is that these can be exempt from tax and National Insurance for the employee and also tax deductible in the company as long as …

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