API Benefits for Marketers

There’s an assumption here that APIs are reasonably well understood by digital marketers, but maybe less so by traditional marketers. For those who are unfamiliar with APIs, they make it possible to seamlessly transmit data between different systems. The points below relate to the specific benefits that an API can deliver for a marketer (in … Read more

Funding for Growth: Seizing Grant Opportunities in a Flat Economy

With economic indicators highlighting a flat economy through 2023 and growth forecasts for 2024 looking gloomy, it would be understandable if business owners played it safe.  However, there are opportunities out there and ambitious entrepreneurs will still be looking to maximise their potential whilst competitors stand still.  Also, there is no shortage of new ideas, … Read more

Responding To A Changing R&D Tax Relief Landscape

The issue of fraudulent claims during the government backed Covid19 loans (BBILS and CBILs) has been an ongoing story in politics and the media. Also, the increased focus on taxation, as a result of the government’s recent mini-budget, has added to an overall climate of HMRC vigilance particularly in relation to businesses. This background is … Read more

How grants can help mitigate rising interest rates and tightening funding availability

Whilst interest rates are low by historical standards (some will remember 15% in October 1989 to curb inflation and 12% in October 1992 following the ERM crisis, trying to halt the fall in the value of the Pound) the current round of increases will present challenges for SMEs. Although the norm from 1994 to 2007 … Read more