Business tips that will help your business

Every week we publish tips to help your business but remember, our accountants are never too far away, so for more help and advice on Accounting and Taxation, contact your Local AIMS Accountant today.

I'm not your mother! But a healthy body results in a healthy mind. Take a step back every now and again to think about your business. You will be more productive if you find time for yourself


Get paid quicker! Add colour to your invoices to speed response by up to 30%. Highlight the due date or early payment incentives. Speak to AIMS for business advice


More money! More Sales! You don’t always have to reinvent the wheel. Create a better design from an existing product or look at the market to see if there are products that you could create with an improved design.


What do your customers want? It sounds obvious, but many businesses don't take the initiative to find out what their consumers want and like. Understand their buying behaviour!


If your business idea doesn't pan out, reflect on the mistakes and improve for your next endeavour. A true entrepreneur will prevail and is not afraid of making mistakes AND learning from them!


Keep your customers up to date with your business by regularly updating your blog. It keeps communication flowing and your customers engaged. Click 'back' link to view more business tips.


Will you or won't you? A simple Will gifting your worldly goods to a spouse or partner will avoid getting stung by IHT. Contact AIMS to find out the small print;


Don’t lose revenue! Make it easy for your customers to ‘buy’ on your website. With an average attention span of 7 seconds, make sure the action is right in front of your customers.


Optimise the keywords in your press release, use Google's keyword tool to find the most popular terms. Press releases can be a great way for a business to attract free media attention.


Are you mobile? Consider a mobile presence if you haven’t already got one. You could see additional revenue from smart phone users.


We are fans of cloud computing, but just because it's popular, doesn't mean it's right for you. Assess the technology and decide if it suits your business model. Have a look at more great tips on the previous page.


Create an e-newsletter. It's much cheaper to market to previously acquired customers than creating new direct-marketing collateral.


Start a blog! You can advertise, review contributions and give free tips as often as you'd like without running up your budget.


Thought the days of trade were over? Think again. You can now exchange countless number of goods and services online: ASC Barter.


Promote yourself locally. Register for Yell to increase business from people in your area.