5G Networks

5G is the fifth generation of mobile phone and data networks. The rollout has already started – here’s what you need to know. Today’s mobile phone and mobile data networks tend to use 4G and in some cases, 3G infrastructure. The latest 5G network is designed to work as a “network of networks” in that...

Managing employees who have a side hustle

25% of employees in the UK are running at least one business project alongside their day job. Also know as a side hustle.  A side hustle is defined as a secondary business or job that brings in, or has potential to bring in, extra income. It is particularly popular among millennials, who tend to start...

Creating an employer brand

The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common – a great employer brand. All businesses have an employer brand – it’s what your employees, customers, suppliers, peers and potential employees say about your business. A strong employer brand can help your business to compete for the best talent and can...

Scale up your business

How do you scale up your business and take it to a new level? A scale-up business is any firm that is looking to grow in terms of: market access revenues number of employees adding value by identifying and realising new opportunities. Scale-up businesses are the engine of growth for the UK economy, creating wealth,...

Focus on managing your energy, rather than your time

You can only spend your time in a productive, effective manner if you have enough energy to do so. Most people respond to the increasing demands in their day to day jobs by putting in longer hours. This takes a toll on us physically, mentally and emotionally.  Over time this can lead to increasing levels...

Setting Up a New Hire for Success

No one has a bigger impact on a new employee’s success than the manager who hired them. Here are some tips on how to set your new hires up to succeed. Investing time in on-boarding brings new employees up to speed faster, which means they’re more quickly and efficiently able to contribute to the business....

Connect effectively in the digital age

It’s time to rethink how we connect with customers, suppliers, colleagues and the business community. The way we work is becoming increasingly digital. Today it is pretty normal for people to work remotely at least one day per week and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As the future of work looks set...

Making a Will

Making a Will is one of the most important aspects of wealth planning, yet many people do not always have one! A Will is an essential means of ensuring that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes.  You will thus be assured that you have made proper provision for all those you feel...

Business Tax Planning Strategies

In circumstances where the owners of a business are the shareholders, there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are many factors we consider when reviewing whether it is better to take a...

Get on top of your credit control with our 2 month free Chaser trial

Here at Rawcliffe’s, we only use the best of breed apps to deliver our clients the solutions they need. Chaser is one such app – cloud credit control software to get your invoices paid sooner. Chaser automates chasing unpaid invoices via email, without losing the human touch. Its very user friendly, easy to implement and we’re confident...