Checking the validity of a VAT number

The current VAT threshold in the UK stands at £85,000. Any business that has an annual turnover of that value must register for VAT with HMRC, and when they do this they will receive a VAT number.


How to get podcasting right

Marketers talk about traditional marketing tactics being limited in reaching today’s modern audiences, but even digital methods, like podcasts, end up being a vestibule for another conversation.

What is a business transfer agent?

Whether you’re at the very early stages of selling your business or are looking to find a buyer, a business transfer agent can give professional and practical help to take you through the process.

8 classic small business mistakes to avoid

To help ensure that you do not make some of the most common mistakes made by business owner we have compiled a list of the top 8 classic mistakes and how to avoid them.

Getting started with email marketing

Email marketing is still one of the most cost effective tools available, right up there with SEO when it comes to building a brand and converting prospects into customers. But what is the best way to get started? In an era of one-click unsubscribe and a customer base highly attuned to the ways of marketers, how can businesses make the right connection? Helen Armour, Marketing Manager, Really Simple Systems, provides her five steps to effective email marketing.