20 practical tips that will make you more productive

How many times have you asked yourself how other people can do so many activities when they have the same amount of time that you have? I have already asked myself this question many times, and I am very interested in the subject. I don’t see myself as having the best time management skills in […]


We are aware that some of our clients have received text messages and/or emails promising tax refunds. These messages, supposedly sent by HMRC, are fraud.Do not disclosure any personal information via SMS, email of phone in reply to these messages (examples below). HMRC is aware of the situation and stated:“HMRC will never notify you of […]

Vertice’s Angels supporting Cancer Research UK on Pretty Muddy

Pretty Muddy is one of a series of events organised by Cancer Research UK (cancerresearchuk.org). Their objective is to raise awareness and funds for research into all 200 types of cancer. The events are all women-only and we are more than pleased to see our team of Angels engaged and ready to get their hands […]

When should you shake hands with your competitor?

Have you ever thought in merging your business with that of your competitor?   Perhaps you have.In my opinion the only way to bring two competitors together is if the real synergy between the two companies participating in the merger creates value which is greater than what each individual company brings to the table on their […]

What are the advantages of working for a SME?

When I was young I used to hear from older people that working for a big enterprise used to mean a big salary, benefits and satisfaction. After 10 years running a small enterprise with almost 50 employees it is clear to me that working for a SME can bring you better rewards than its counterpart.You […]

Why most of small businesses don’t grow?

There were a record 5,4 million private sector businesses at the start of 2015.According to the federation of small businesses (FSB) 99.3% of all the private sector at the start of 2015 were small businesses and 99.9% were small or medium sized businesses (SMEs).In 2015, there were 1.3 million employing businesses and 4.1 million non-employing […]

How to resolve cash flow problems in your company?

You only realize the importance of understanding the real meaning of terms such as: working capital, cash flow and operating cycle, when your business is going through financial problems.The lack of funds in your business bank account might be a problem during the business start-up, growing or declining phases.During the start-up phase, it is clear […]

What does it mean to be Self Employed?

What are the benefits and cons of registering yourself as a Self Employed person? What taxes do you have to pay? These are very frequent questions and we’ll answer them all in 6 minutes.