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  • how to manage cash flow

    Our Top Tips to Manage Cash Flow

    Cash flow is the key to any successful business. Being able to plan ahead and spot any cash fluctuations in advance will ultimately help you achieve your long-term goals. With over 50% of UK businesses cash flow negative last year, we know getting to grips with cash flow can be a big problem. So, here…

  • We’re Moving!

    Back in 2017, we built Ashton McGill with the aim of truly helping people. Helping them build better, more purposeful businesses. Helping them achieve their big, audacious goals. Two years on, our business has evolved a lot since then, but we’re still driven by that same sense of purpose. We’re so proud of the community we’ve grown,…

  • A Day in the Life with Alasdair McGill

    We love helping people build better businesses. Whether it’s demoing a new product for a client, or running a workshop, every day we’re lucky enough to work with some amazing businesses and be a part of their journey. And nothing makes us happier than seeing them thrive.  Using a unique blend of business experience and…

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    How to Stand Out From the Crowd

    In a world where there’s thousands of blog posts about the same thing and paid adverts on every device you set your eyes on – how do you stand out from the crowd and get people to spend time with your brand? At Ashton McGill, we focus on brand affinity, whether that’s with our main…

  • How to Start a Podcast for your Business

    Podcasting is great for your business, but how do you go about it, and where do you start? In this blog post, we’ve outlined everything you need to know about how to start a podcast for your business, from interview questions to editing software.   Defining your concept, your key message and the value of your…

  • keys to a successful business

    Our 6 Steps to Succeed as a Small Business

    How do you imagine your business might look five or ten years from now? Will you be among the top players, paving the way for the next generation of consumers? In this post, we’ve outlined the keys to a successful business and how to ensure you stand out from the rest.  1. Have a flexible…

  • best business apps

    The Best Apps you Need for your Business

    Technology is your greatest tool for enabling your businesses to grow. But tech doesn’t grow businesses­– people do. It’s all about how you use it. As a business owner, you have the ability to streamline better experiences and services for your customers, and better, quicker ways of doing things. Today, technology is relentlessly changing the…

  • tips for selling online

    Our Tips for Selling Online

    If you’re selling online, there are a few things you can do to ensure your ecommerce business runs as smoothly as possible. Whilst it’s important to have a beautiful, functional website and great products, it’s essential not to forget about the numbers! We’re now lucky enough to work with a number of ecommerce businesses, and…

  • creativity in business

    How a Creative Mindset can Help you Grow your Business

    The ability to imagine is a superpower we all possess. It’s about thinking differently and forming new ideas to discover what doesn’t yet exist. As a business owner, you’ve already done this. You’ve come up with a business idea (essentially a solution to a customer’s problem) and you’ve built that into an existing product or…

  • invoicing

    How to Get Paid Faster: Our Guide to Awesome Invoicing

    When it comes to managing a business, invoicing is a vital part to get right. Having a smooth and streamlined invoicing process will ensure a great customer experience and improve your cashflow, so integrating it into your workflow is a must.   Although it may seem like a tedious task, an invoice isn’t just a…