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.

Before you start up make sure your idea is viable. Research as much as you can and always test your idea on friends and family.


One way of saving some dosh is to buy directly from the manufacturer. Take out the middle man.


It's essential to promote your business. If customers don't know you exist, how can you ever hope to sell to them?


Keep up-to-date with the latest trends – remember, you want to do better than your competitors.


Always plan – this gives you structure, vision and a place to aim for.


Understand your competitors and be one step ahead of what they are doing – and always know what they are doing.


Think outside of the box. One way to find a new market niche is to seek alternative applications for your existing products and services – same product but different.


The ability to adapt and change is essential to business success. But not everyone embraces change so easily – not everyone is the same.


Make sure you pick good people to build your business with, as they’ll contribute to your success. The best people are honest, loyal and have lots of enthusiasm – love your team.


The only difference between people who are hugely successful and those who aren’t is the time it takes them to get back up after getting knocked down.


Never stop networking, never stop pushing and never give up. That’s too easy and who said your own business was easy?


Success starts in your head with a positive attitude, which in turn leads to positive thinking. If things get to you, smile and wave.


Review every item of spend, line by line, to see where money could be saved. Just because you’re doing well doesn’t mean you can’t do better.


Outsourcing eases pressure internally and allows you to focus on your business. If you’re not an expert with finance, don’t kid yourself and hire a qualified accountant.


Think like an entrepreneur. You’ll have more ideas, think outside of the box and take reasonable risks to help the business increase its profits.