Celebrating the people behind British small businesses
 

Competing and Thriving in the Wedding Industry

 

Jo and Claire are sisters and founders of Belle Bridal — an independent bridal boutique in North London. Competition is fierce in the wedding industry. Yet, as a small business, they know how to keep customers happy and give brides-to-be the very best experience when wedding dress shopping. The UK …

How to ensure your business is GDPR compliant

 

By Richard LeCount, Owner and Director of USB4photographers.com and USBmakers.com. As the date for GDPR compliance nears, more and more news of data breaches, fines and the like are becoming much more common. So, how do you become compliant? And, what is involved? GDPR will be enforced on 25th May …

The turn off for a new career

 

The purpose of life is to live with excitement and experience new thrills — but sometimes, our conventional 9-5 job can bring us back down to Earth. There comes a point where you feel as though you have hit a brick wall and looking for an entirely new career path …

How to hire your first employee

 

By Alex Lawrance,  Head of Recruitment Advertising at ThatRecruit.com  Hiring your first employee is an exciting step for an entrepreneur. As a small business owner you have likely been doing the work of two people already!  Your own job, and the work of the new person – so you know you …

How small businesses can test the waters in a new market

 

Dany Rastelli, Head of Communications at international PEO company Elements Global Services According to a recent survey from Santander, the majority of British companies are confident that they will expand their business over the next three years. For many, that’ll include plans for testing the waters abroad, if they haven’t …

Why your business can not ignore evolving customer personas

 

In order for businesses to stay ahead of the game and continue their success, they have to keep up with customer habits, behaviours and trends. This is especially relevant online, where businesses do have the luxury to track what is working and what is not for their customers and crucially, …

Top Tips to Help You Identify a Phishing Email

 

By Tim Hall, Blue Logic. Cybercrime is on the rise, organisations and small businesses especially need to be savvy about how to keep their business secure. Cybercriminals are not only looking to exploit weaknesses in your systems, they are looking to exploit you and your awareness on identifying fake emails. We’re …

How to deal with delivery as a small business owner

 

David Grimes, CEO of My Parcel Delivery Delivery can often be a time-consuming and stressful process to manage. There are so many elements that you need to consider when shipping products. How quickly does the customer expect their item to arrive? Where is it travelling to? How should it be …

Going Solo – How to Make the Most of Expos When Forced to Go Alone

 

Greg Lennox, Managing Director of RAL Display, discusses what you can do when you have no choice but to attempt an exhibition or trade show alone.  It’s no secret that exhibitions are fantastic marketing, even if they are exhausting. This is just one reason why it’s best to tackle them …

Four key data retention rules for small businesses

 

By Paul Ravey, Sales Manager, Access Records Management, a document storage and small business records management service May 2018 will see the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation – a comprehensive legislative endeavour that applies to any business processing the information of any EU citizen in any country. …