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The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...

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How I started my business

Alex Benjamin of Bradford-on-Avon-based Yard retraces her start-up steps Yard sells high quality gifts and homeware from its website and stylish high street store in the charming Wiltshire market town

How to cut costs in a small business

Advice from Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam of Cranfield School of Management Minimising your spending should be a key priority if your business cash flow is to remain healthy. You must continually

Managing your business finances

How to control costs and keep your business cash flow healthy Many business owners are brilliant at their trade or profession. Others excel when it comes to selling, marketing, dealing

Q&A: Producing invoices

Brian Palmer of AAT provides advice for small firms on invoices and invoicing If you want to keep your cash flow healthy, you need to make sure your invoices contain

Credit control advice for small businesses

Philip King of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management shares his insight “Good credit control is vital for all businesses that grant credit,” says Philip King, chief executive of the

How we manage our cash flow

Simon Macaulay of Anglo Recycling Technology on cash flow management Like all successful small firms, keeping cash flow healthy is a top priority for Lancashire-based Anglo Recycling Technology Ltd. Here,