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How to guides

Expert tips and practical information to help your business run smoothly

There’s plenty to think about when you’re starting a business. You can make it easier by planning things carefully and making sure you have the right financial set up and support. Our small business resources can help. They include ‘how to’ guides, online training modules, videos, tools and calculators.

  • How to handle debt and get paid faster

    You started your own business to make money. So it’s important you know how to make sure you get paid – on time and in full.

  • Started exporting - how to make sure you get paid

    Exporting to international markets is an exciting step for any business. It’s important to make sure that you know how to get paid.

  • Budgeting for expansion

    When the time comes to expand, it’s a major undertaking. Budgeting and planning carefully can make sure you improve your chances of success.

  • Growing your business online

    You can expand your reach across the whole world by selling your products or services online. Discover what’s involved in creating an e-commerce website or adding merchant services to your existing site.

  • Five things you should know before exporting

    Preparation is everything. If you’re thinking of exporting, our guide highlights five simple things worth knowing to help you on your way to overseas success.

  • Buying a business - how much should you invest?

    A guide to the many factors that can influence how much a business is worth to you.

  • Finding the perfect pricing strategy

    Setting the wrong price for your product or service can be catastrophic. So how do you find the right price? Discover our tips and techniques for getting your pricing strategy perfect.

  • How to write a business plan

    Writing a business plan means you think the whole process through, and there should be no nasty surprises lurking. Find out how to write a business plan – and how to use it to manage and grow your business.

  • How to understand key financial documents

    The balance sheet and profit and loss statement are hugely important to any business. Learn how to read and make use of this vital financial information.

  • How to increase your profit

    Many small changes, rather than one big one, often lead to an increase in profitability. See how you can increase yours.

This guide is intended as general advice only, and not intended to cover specific circumstances and needs. The information in this article is also not linked to any of the products offered by Clydesdale Bank PLC.

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