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.

Use common sense, which isn't always that common. Business is 90% common sense so think carefully about your business decisions.


Cash flow is king. Profit is sanity. Turnover is vanity. Don't be without cash. You can live without profit but not without cash.


Sell online! Almost a quarter of UK retail spend is online. Make sure you aren't missing out.


If you own a shop, introduce free Wi-Fi to give your customers incentive to shop and make purchasing decisions.


Post reviews or testimonials next to your websites call-to-action to encourage sales.


Don't hide! List your business on Google Maps, it's free and can push you up the list on local searches


Colin Powell; "there are no secrets to success. It's the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."


Be different!! Look at your competition and make sure you offer something that they can't. More great tips More great tips here


Brainstorm keywords associated with your business and use them in all of your online marketing. Drive your SEO.


New year, new you! Have a look at these great tips to turn your business dream into a reality


Start again. Look at your job as if you were new to the role. You might do things differently & explore new avenues. More great tips here


Abandon email for the day. See how much your communication improves when you are forced to speak to people. Give it a go


Today's tip; don't compromise on quality! Your product or services are your reputation and the basis of whether your company will succeed or not


The failure rate among start-up businesses is high. Another option is to purchase an existing business. Although this may be more expensive, the success of the business is already proven and the investment may be less risky.


Selling valuable items? You may need to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT). Your AIMS Accountant will work out what you owe or tell you if the asset's exempt