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Topic: SME

4 Product Trends All Product Businesses Need to Take Note of in 2020

If you own or work in a product business, you need to keep up to date with the latest trends in technology, manufacturing and other areas that will affect your business. Here’s a round-up of the trends we’re predicting will bring you a significant competitive advantage if you seize the opportunity in 2020. 1. Small […] ... Read More

  January 15, 2020     

Tips For Your Small Business to Ensure Profitability During the Holidays

The holiday season is a pressing time not only for families but also for small businesses who are trying to figure out a fool-proof way to brave the rush of shoppers in one month to the anticlimactic downturn in the next. It does not, however, have to be doom and gloom. In this article, we […] ... Read More

  January 31, 2019     

A Useful Guide for Small Businesses to Stress-free Inventory Management During the Holiday Season

With the holiday season representing as much as 20 to 40 percent of annual sales for some retailers, it is vital to minimise the risks of having not enough or having too much inventory stock during the holidays. When items are quickly going in and out of stock and returns are being made in larger […] ... Read More

  January 15, 2019     

The Benefits of Cloud-based Software for SMEs

For every business that wants to stay competitive, cloud adoption is becoming less of an option and more of a necessity. Cloud-based software are the perfect tool for SMEs to optimise operations and increase efficiencies. Benefits of cloud software for SMEs Cloud-based software solutions take a lot of the worry out of running a small […] ... Read More

  November 28, 2018     

Head in The Cloud: Upcoming Trends in Accountancy

With the proliferation of options now available in the world of cloud-based software, accountants are increasingly adopting new ways of performing essential tasks with new tools and systems. Cloud-based software has helped many accountants streamline their processes and in turn, prevent the likelihood of error and time wastage. Erik Asgeirsson, pre ... Read More

  November 23, 2018     

Ensuring Your High-Margin Products Are Irresistible, In-Store & Online

There’s no doubt about it; in today’s crowded market, it pays to put time and effort into the visual aspects of your products. Whether you’re a retailer competing against big-name players in national supermarkets or a local retailer with a full store at your disposal, when it comes to making sales, it’s often the first […] ... Read More

  November 23, 2018     

Why Small Businesses Should Implement Inventory Management

Inventory management can be a complex task for any business to master. Trying to optimise inventory stock levels can seem like an endless battle. Sometimes you end up with too much or too little. This trial and error saga continues for businesses who don’t have the right inventory management systems in place. Small businesses often […] ... Read More

  November 22, 2018     

5 Industries Ripe to Find More Than a “Silver Lining” in The Cloud

Whether your business is experiencing fair weather or more inclement climes, it’s likely you’ve caught wind of all the talk surrounding “The Cloud’ in recent times. Hotly discussed and often misunderstood, the cloud can seem like a mere buzzword or technical jargon to many business owners. However, this new way of working online – whi ... Read More

  November 17, 2018     

Using Online Inventory Management to Give Your SME a Competitive Edge

As a small business competing in a large market, tracking inventory is the first step to grow into a successful company. Online inventory management for businesses of all sizes is becoming the new norm, with customer expectations of delivery times and stock availability becoming tougher for smaller businesses to meet. By updating to an online [&hel ... Read More

  November 16, 2018     

The Future of Inventory Control for Small Business

Small business inventory control is not what it used to be. Gone are the days where store owners and merchants would count their stock at the end of each day or use the punch card system introduced in the 1930s. Inventory management has come a long way, products no longer need to be tracked down […] ... Read More

  November 14, 2018     

Cloud-Based Software: The Future for Accountants and SMEs

The rise of cloud-based services is changing the way businesses handle their processes, especially accounting. Cloud-based software can be easily used by SMEs and the accounting firm servicing them, or large enterprise business with an in-house accounting department. Cloud-based accounting provides a means to improve business productivity across mu ... Read More

  November 12, 2018     

Operational Bliss for SMEs Adopting Cloud-Based Software

The cloud is the overarching, new way of doing things in business and can be especially useful for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). There are so many benefits to using a cloud-based software to manage everything from inventory to accounting. Despite this, a staggering 43% of businesses in the US in 2017 either did not track […] ... Read More

  November 10, 2018     

Creating an Omnichannel Small Business – It May Be Easier Than You Think

The term omnichannel may not seem synonymous with small business as it alludes to having a presence in multiple locations, with staffing and funding required to support it. In fact, that sounds big, doesn’t it? While this can be true, omnichannel business strategies are in fact extremely beneficial for small businesses and here is why. […] ... Read More

  October 15, 2018     

True or False? Inventory Management Myths Debunked

Managing inventory, even as a smaller start-up business, can be a delicate balancing act requiring real dedication and commitment. There are innumerable myths about inventory management that plague the world of business and may even prevent new business owners from becoming successful. In this article, we dispel four common myths about inventory th ... Read More

  September 22, 2018     

Tips for SMEs Pursuing an eCommerce Strategy

SMEs are realising the benefits of adopting an eCommerce strategy, from international brand exposure to increased customer satisfaction and retention. While eCommerce is an easy and affordable way to sell and advertise, SME owners must ensure they regularly review and update their eCommerce strategy if they are to make the most of it. In this [&hel ... Read More

  August 9, 2018     

5 Benefits of eCommerce for Start-ups and SMEs

Making up around 12% of the global goods trade, eCommerce is on the rise and it positions start-ups and SMEs on a more equal footing with larger companies than ever before. Here are the five benefits of eCommerce for SMEs. 1. Global reach eCommerce provides an opportunity to break free of the limitation that physical […] ... Read More

  August 6, 2018     

Why eCommerce is a Must for SMEs

eCommerce is transforming trade. Currently, eCommerce comprises around 12% of the world goods trade and it’s increasing annually. There is powerful growth potential in some populations segments. In India, only 15% of residents have internet access. Customer access will grow as telecommunication availability expands. Online business platforms ... Read More

  July 31, 2018     

Preventing Mishaps During the Busy Season

Seasonality might make you think of the holiday season but seasonality is not exclusive to Christmas, Easter or Halloween! Seasonality also encompasses the summer seasonal boom. As the mercury rises, don’t get caught unprepared for the onslaught of demand. Here are some tips for avoiding mistakes during the summer season using online inventor ... Read More

  June 11, 2018     

5 Signs You Need Inventory Management Software

Inventory is many businesses’ most valuable asset – both on the balance sheet and in terms of its central role in keeping the business ticking. Managing inventory well is a complex task, but it is also one that can help your business be more profitable and deliver more for your customers. Here are five signs […] ... Read More

  June 11, 2018     

4 Pricing Challenges for SMEs

One of the hardest questions for retail SMEs to answer is how to set prices that are both competitive and profitable. After all, it’s not just a matter of taking ordering cost and adding a markup. Getting it right can be the difference between business success and a string of losses. So it’s important for […] ... Read More

  May 11, 2018     

The Growth of a Small Business Enterprise

The capacity for growth of SMEs varies greatly, due to their individual and often unique characteristics. They operate in different industries, differ in size, have different organisational structures and differing management styles. However, closer evaluation shows that amongst all these differences, many experience the same types of problems, and ... Read More

  April 21, 2018     

Why Networking Supports Business Growth

When trying to get a business off the ground, it can seem like there are endless avenues to follow. There are different people, different ideas and different companies that might support you and help foster business growth. There are so many unknowns when starting a new business that it can be overwhelming at times. The […] ... Read More

  April 17, 2018