On this page you will find links to things that you will find helpful in growing your business.

Sage Small Business Suite

The two most critical items of software for small business are accounts and customer relationship management. Both are a revelation for those who have never previously used them. The most popular software with my clients for both of these purposes comes from Sage.

It is excellent software with a history well over 10 years old and this maturity shows through in both the quality of support and the number of 3rd party books and training available for their products.

Given that they are so popular, it’s very easy to recommend their Sage Instant Business Package. Click on the picture to see the product at Amazon.co.uk. At under £150 for the combined package, this should pay for itself within a few months, in terms of improved lead follow-up and better control of your accounts.

Marketing Strategies For Small Business

Here’s a handy one-page primer to help you get better results when marketing your small business – the top 10 tips for small business marketing.

There’s also a great story about a legendary marketing copywriter that will teach you a great deal about marketing in its 25 or so easy to read pages – it’s called Obvious Adams.

Small Business Credit Control

Download Profitable Credit Control to learn the basics for putting in place effective credit control procedures in your business, eliminate late payers and collect all the income you are due. It includes some example letters you can use.