Celebrating the people behind British small businesses

Small businesses with a difference: the heartbreak coach


Sara Davison runs a business unlike any other.  Her experience of divorce, combined with her skills as a life coach, inspired her to create a divorce coaching programme that helps people get through the trauma of heartbreak. We talked to Sara more about her unique business, and what heartbreak coaching …


6 top apps for business trips this summer


Andy Speight, managing director, Digital Trip Whether you want to keep on top of business stuff while you’re taking a trip abroad this summer, or you’re travelling for work, when it comes to technology there are other things to consider apart from remembering the right adaptor. From helping you around …

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Why Dolly Parton is a small business inspiration


Working 9-5 – what a way to make a living! Yes, Dolly Parton knows how to follow a dream – leave the office drudgery behind, put on a little sparkle, and #achieve your goals. But she’s also a down to earth kinda gal who’s worked extremely hard to get where …


Six ways that automation can supercharge your business


Guest post by Breathe HR If business owners weren’t able to automate, or at least partially automate, many day-to-day tasks then they wouldn’t have any time left to focus on doing the most important thing of all: making money. Whilst it’s possible to hire staff specialising in areas such as …

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How the search for a missing tweet kick-started a Tech City startup


Marina Cheal, Managing Director at Cronycle, discusses her experience of taking a simple idea and turning it into an innovative and unique small business. One missing tweet Looking back over the last year or so, it’s amazing how  one missing tweet led to the creation of an entire business. Last …


Is your small business missing a VA hero?


By Caroline Wylie, Society of Virtual Assistants If you haven’t the foggiest idea what ‘VA’ stands for, then you must have been living under a rock for the past 12 months. There has been a surge of growth in the industry of virtual assistants (VAs) recently as more and more businesses …


How the Graph is Driving Tech City Start-ups


Jim Webber, Chief Scientist at Neo Technology takes a look at London’s burgeoning tech start-up scene and the way they are using the world’s largest graph database community to come to terms with big data. Chasing San Francisco and New York, London now hosts the third largest technology start-up cluster …


3 reasons why you need a business plan


Any financial advisor will tell you that putting together a business plan should be a priority for small businesses. A good business plan helps a company formulate its goals and objectives, map out how to achieve them, and measure success at the end of the year. It is therefore worrying …


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