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Preparing your business for the festive break - An ABF business guide to Xmas

Depending on your industry Christmas can be either welcomed or dreaded! No matter what industry you're in it pays to plan ahead and get through the season ready to hit the ground running in the new year!

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Choosing a Customer relationship Management System (CRM) for your business:

Choosing a CRM for your business can be an upward struggle! Which one suits you best, what are the features I need and how much should I pay are just a few of the questions you should be asking...

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Accountancy software - How to chose the right software for your business

Accountancy software - How to chose the right software for your business

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Start-up business planning – Read this before you start

Launching a start-up can be tough! Luckily with the right support and tools there's no reason that start-ups shouldn't make it past the crucial third year of trading. ABF and MySquareOne have teamed up to offer our advice in how to succeed!

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Designated Finance Platform

We are proud to be one of only three designated online finance platforms which big banks are obliged to offer you as a referral if you've been rejected by them for finance.

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Overcoming the 3 biggest challenges to starting a business

Leaving the security of steady employment and striking out on your own can be a daunting prospect. Starting a business from scratch is a challenge, particularly in the current climate of impending recessions, economic turmoil and divisive politics.

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Receive finance for your overdraft without using a bank

Whether you run a seasonal business that makes most of its sales at one point during the year, or have clients notorious for missing their payment deadlines, a healthy cash flow in your business can often be the difference between make or break.

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What your business needs to know about Making Tax Digital for VAT

Updated info for 31/01/20...The world of business taxes can be a confusing one, it's easy to make mistakes. In 2016-17 alone there was reportedly a £33bn “tax gap” due to such errors, and it's this tax gap that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is hoping MTD will help alleviate in the coming years.

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Funding from an ethical bank for your ethical business

With the UK reportedly spending over £83bn on ethical goods annually, there is increased demand from customers for products and services that help people and planet.

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How to protect your business from Brexit - 2020 update

Updated - January 2020 - We leave the EU officially today... (31/01/20)In the two years since the UK voted to leave the EU, Brexit uncertainty has rippled through currency markets, rocking confidence in the Pound and causing major headaches for businesses.

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Find out more about trademarks

What exactly is a trademark? What is their fundamental purpose and how do we tell trademarks apart from other types of intellectual property (IP)? Read on for more . . .

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GDPR compliance tips for small businesses

In the next few weeks, businesses will be preparing for Cyber Week (otherwise known as ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’). How can your business make the most of Cyber Week?

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