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Improving cash flow with Credit Hound

  Efficient credit control is a vital function for every business. Late payments, mounting customer debt and poor cash flow directly affect your bottom line. Improving and maintaining strong and consistent credit control processes will minimise late payments, giving you consistent cash flow and making your profit a priority; this is where Credit Hound is

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A recap of the key events of 2019 that have affected SMEs

As we’re fast approaching the end of 2019, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the challenges that SMEs have faced this year. A couple of the things we’ve come up against are still causing concerns for some people, such as Brexit, but with the right planning we can minimise the

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DCS receive prestigious award for Service Excellence

We are proud to have been recognised for the outstanding service we provide to our 400 plus SME customers.  This award, presented by global software giant Sage at their annual conference, reinforces our commitment to service excellence. This is a great achievement against the backdrop of a challenging 12 months, that included preparing customers for

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Festive Season Opening Hours

The festive season is fast approaching and we’ll be welcoming in 2020 before we know it. This year has been a whirlwind for SMEs, with critical legislation like GDPR and MTD coming into force, and uncertainty around Brexit causing concern for many people. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers

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Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

In October 2020 HMRC will introduce reverse charge VAT rules which will affect you if you supply or receive specified services that are reported under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  This is informally described as “CIS reverse charges” and will affect apply to both invoicing and VAT returns. What to do to ensure compliance with

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Cyber Security Webinar Series

  As part of our continued efforts to support SMEs with the changing cyber threat landscape, we have teamed up with a range of industry experts to deliver a cyber security webinar series. This will help you ensure that your systems and infrastructure are secure by design. This 4-part webinar series that will be focused

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Free Office 365 Threat Report, in partnership with Barracuda

The DCS security series running over the coming months is focused on helping businesses understand security risks, demystify cyber security and identifying positive steps that can be taken to protect from harmful threats. A 2019 Ipsos MORI poll identified that 80% of respondents consider security critical to their business although 30% acknowledged they knew nothing

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UK subsidiaries that are investing because of Brexit

We are all aware of the pressures and strain on SMEs in the UK because of the uncertainties linked to Brexit. With the lack of meaningful advice for SMEs, the need to increase stock holding for imported components, to help reduce the predicted levels of business disruption, is adding to the pressure. However, one small

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How can SME businesses benefit from the internet of things?

  With technology at the forefront of modern business, how we merge communication in the digital and physical worlds is becoming more important than ever. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a system of physical devices connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. It can allow people and businesses to be more connected

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DCS to guide businesses on essential steps for growth in the best region for SME growth

North West support for SME growth   Over the last 18 years the private SME business sector has grown by 63% in the UK. The North West has been recognised as one of the most attractive regions for this growth with more that 47,000 SME businesses launching in the area in 2017 – this was

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