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Understanding Inflation’s Impact on Businesses 

First up, what is inflation?

Inflation: (economics) a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. 

“policies aimed at controlling inflation” 

Inflation matters to businesses because when it rises, business becomes more expensive. This includes things such as the price businesses can offer their goods and services, or the costs of utilities and equipment, or the costs of your business premises rent/lease.

How can small businesses manage rising inflation?

There are things that businesses can do to help manage the changes that inflation causes. This includes:

  • Controlling costs where possible, without sacrificing quality. Whether this is within your business processes, products or services.
  • Managing expectations with customers for reasonable price increases when necessary.

Read more on how inflation affects businesses.

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