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Employee engagement

Use the 3 Cs of employee engagement to grow your small business

 

A perfect metaphor for teamwork is the V-shape of geese flying overhead, all working towards a common goal.   According to Karen O’Donnell from Toastmasters International, If our small businesses create a supportive environment, our teams have the potential to be actively engaged, adopt the organisation’s vision and purpose, and …

SME

SME confidence is returning

 

You would think that confidence in the economy, would be at an all-time low. There is more and more uncertainty with regards to Brexit, and the potential impact that this might have on our currency and the exchange rate, the ability to import and export goods, and our overall economic …

How SMEs can attract Gen Z

 

The freshest generation of talent – Gen Z, those born between 1995-2004 – are filtering into the jobs market and are looking for their first role. Brett Hill, managing director at The Health Insurance Group highlights how SMEs are in a great position to attract the best of this latest …

Can You Guess UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City in 2018?

 

The UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City in 2018 may not be what you think it is. John Williams, Head of Marketing & Research at Instant Offices talks about their latest research on the UK’s leading cities in entrepreneurship. Instant’s Entrepreneurial Index ranks the UK’s leading cities by analysing Companies House data and …

The rise of pop-up shops and how they can help your business

 

Craig Pannozzo is general manager of Gazeboshop, a supplier of gazebos and marquees. Since its beginnings in 2005 the company has helped hundreds of businesses prepare their stands for indoor and outdoor events. He explains how pop up shops can help your business grow.   This month it was revealed that over …

Are your customers listening to you?

 

Radio used to be one of the main channels considered in marketing and advertising plans, but nowadays, especially for small businesses, it can be forgotten. Aaron Matthews, founder and Executive Producer at Creative Fix, a London based creative production company specialising in audio advertising, explains why it’s still an important …

Storey, British Land’s flexible workspace brand, celebrates successful first year

 

Storey, British Land’s flexible workspace brand, is celebrating its first birthday this week having expanded rapidly across London since it launched last year. Established to meet the needs of small businesses that have outgrown co-working arrangements – and larger businesses seeking extra capacity on more flexible terms – Storey is …

Product strategies that don’t work for small business

 

In this edited extract from the newly published second edition of Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works, Daniel Priestley shares four common product strategies that don’t work for small business.   I’ve worked with thousands of small business owners over the last 10 …