How to survive a recession as a small business (SME)
As part of a group of companies who not only survived the great recession from 2008 to 2010 by the skin of our teeth, but have thrived ever since and built further successful companies on the back of the ones we kept going, here are our top tips for surviving a recession or dip in…

I have to confess that I’m probably as bad as just about everyone else in the world in that I regularly rely on online reviews to determine whether or not I go ahead with a purchase. My particular area for using them is when we are delving through lists from holiday rental companies and need…

A Google 1 star review for not answering the telephone
Today we had the first review on our company since we moved offices. All our previous reviews have been removed courtesy of a very strange Google requirement that online businesses have a photo of their shop-front showing their company name, but we were very excited to see that someone had been on to Google and…

Has Google Finally Lost the Plot?
Google Ads (formerly known as Ad Words) is one of the key stones to the Google empire we think, with ad revenues generating pretty much most of the income that Google makes as a business. Our company has been with Google Ads for many years, and it has always proved to be a useful source…

How to check if a Solicitor is genuine
There are a number of ways to check whether a solicitor is who they say they are. Firstly, every solicitor in England and Wales has to have a practising certificate if they are dealing with the general public or, if they are working for a company in house or a local authority, they have to…

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How to know when to settle a court case
For many small businesses it is a bane of their life that at some point they are going to end up in a court defending or claiming against someone for money. The case can be clear cut, it can be flimsy, you may have a counter claim or a large claim, the other person may…