In a time of economic uncertainty, the sight of Philip Hammond with his red briefcase is enough to push us over the edge. We’re here to tell you that you can come out from hiding behind the sofa because this year’s Autumn budget wasn’t all doom and gloom! We’ve summarised some of the key takeaways…

As a small business, it can be difficult to compete with the low prices and stock levels of bigger companies, especially in the run-up to Christmas. In 2010, American Express introduced Small Business Saturday, a day that promoted small businesses all across America. In 2012, the United Kingdom decided that it was time to follow…

Black Friday is one of many American traditions that has been adopted by the UK. Every year, the fourth Friday of November sees millions of people head online and to the high street. In general, it’s the bigger businesses that make the most of Black Friday while many SME’s can let the opportunity pass them…

If you are a freelancer, chances are you’re providing a unique service. When you’re invoicing for this service, it is important that you recognise that you’re a business and not a charity. At Commercial Domestic Investigations, we deal with a variety of businesses from freelancers to huge organisations, all suffering from late payments. Larger businesses…

Commercial Domestic Investigations understand that as a small company owner,  it is in your best interests to chase late payments to avoid accruing bad debt. Should your company be deprived of revenue, you could find it hard to fund operations, limiting growth potential. A new study has shown Commercial Domestic Investigations that a majority of…

As a UK-based small business owner, it is key that you deal with unpaid invoices. A poll carried out by Xero indicates that small company heads spend 10% of their working days chasing down late payments, waiting 14 days past the invoice due date on average to receive the funds they are owed. Recovering late…

As a small business owner, it is key that you ensure your clients pay on time, so you have the steady stream of capital needed to support operations. In order to ensure clients settle invoices promptly, learn how to write invoices, so they have no excuse to delay payment. Commercial Domestic Investigations asks: what should…

If your clients refuse to settle their invoices, it is important that you plug the cash flow gap, so you have the money required to support your company’s day-to-day operations. Increasingly, new research has shown the Commercial Domestic Investigations team that UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are turning to ‘invoice finance’ to shore up…

With the UK experiencing a skilled trades shortage, more people are choosing to go into professions such as plumbing. Becoming a plumber can serve as a profitable career path, but it is not without its challenges. Commercial Domestic Investigations discuss new research that has shown that some British plumbers struggle with late payments. Profitable trade The UK…

The Commercial Domestic Investigations team understands that British small business owners cannot afford to let late payments go unchallenged. A new study has found that UK small company owners are spending a significant amount of time on chasing unpaid invoices. Major business concern The research was carried out by Xero, an online small business accountancy…

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