For helpful business advice on topics from how to get your business up and running, to how to use social media to find more customers, these useful articles will help you get ahead of your competition.
You’ve taken the plunge. You’re ready to answer to no one but yourself. And that means it’s time for your small business marketing plan. There’s an awful lot of thinking required for puzzling out how to start working for yourself, but one place to start is with your offering. What is it your business is […]
As you can see from the examples above, there are many possibilities to incorporate green marketing and branding within your business. Represent yourself through greener processes and enjoy a positive impact on your communities, customers and the planet too.
What can you do to significantly improve your business plan, subsequently increasing your chances of securing any required finance? Over the years I’ve written a lot of business plans and to date, have a 100% success rate in obtaining finance for my clients. I say this not to impress you, but to offer some assurance […]
Onboarding new employees during a pandemic has been a task. Not a bad one to have, if your business has been doing well enough to be actively recruiting, but a challenge nonetheless. New starters can feel isolated, and it’s harder to pick up company norms, in-jokes and even names when you’re not physically together every […]
All businesses – no matter the size, offering or preparedness – are at risk of being affected by an unfortunate, and sometimes costly, event. The risks are different for every business and could include things like injury, theft or property damage. But this is where business insurance comes in. Business insurance covers you against the […]
We’re all thinking it, right? Maybe the time is finally approaching to reopen the office after lockdown. I can almost smell the whiteboard markers. But it’s not as simple as just telling everyone you’ll see them on Monday at 9am. There’s some thinking we need to do first. 5 tips to help reopen the office 1. […]
If you agree with the saying “work smarter, not harder”, you may be looking to spend less time on the mundane business tasks and more time on the creating and doing. This may involve looking at processes and changing them to become more efficient or finding tailored small business solutions to boost your productivity. But […]
For a small business, the idea of hiring a wellbeing consultant or business coach is a bit laughable. But any business has the very real danger of burnout right now. Our people need some sort of support, or at the very least acknowledgement, of this stressful situation. So – I’ve got a taste of it […]
If you’re thinking of making the change from a sole trader to a limited company, but still aren’t sure, this article will help you. Together, we’ll look at the key factors that indicate whether you should upgrade your sole trader business to a limited company. I want to become more tax efficient and save money […]
Market research means gathering information on the market your business operates in – your competitors, products and customers, as well as the general industry environment. Market research is hugely important to make sure you’re focusing your efforts in the right areas, and to make sure you aren’t missing opportunities for growth. Here’s a basic overview […]