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.

Don’t get snowed in & let your business suffer! Make sure you can access your files and folders online in case you have to work from home. Use a memory stick or a Cloud based service.


Social Media is great for communicating with your customers, but it needs a plan like every other marketing initiative.


Use this week to organise your accounts so you can spend the rest of Jan developing your business.


YouTube is not just for fun. You can also use it to promote your business for free.


Build up a database of contacts so that you can use email marketing to communicate with your customers, you can even start with a simple excel sheet.


Ditch the business phone line & get VoIP, you'll save your company a fortune on bills.


Optimise the keywords in your press release, use Google’s keyword tool to find the most popular terms.


Don't be frightened to change your insurance company. If it saves your business money then look for a better offer.


Take the time to visit your customers, in a digital world, meeting face to face is hugely valuable.


Go paperless! Implement paper-reducing strategies such as double-sided printing and reusing paper. You'll save money and some trees, too!


Implement paper-reducing strategies such as double-sided printing & reusing paper. You'll save money & some trees.


If you are unable to let your property why don’t you lease it to an aspiring entrepreneur for free for a limited period. It helps regenerate the area and covers some of your business costs (rates, insurance). And who knows – perhaps you end up with a successful tenant?


Send a thank you note to your customers to show you appreciate their business. It's one of the most cost effective marketing tools at your disposal.


Embrace social media, but don’t make it your main focus. Start slow and build a presence organically.


Check out VoIP. VOIP is a phone service that operates through the Internet and can save up to 60% on normal rates.