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The business of social networking

 

This is an edited extract of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media by Luan Wise.   The business of social networking Frightened of social media? There’s no need. It’s nothing new! The book begins by looking at a brief history of social media, the evolution of marketing and …

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 …

Why SMEs must futureproof themselves now for Brexit

 

Many SMEs think they are ‘too small’ to be troubled by the effects of whatever final Brexit arrangements are made. Here, Funding Nav founder and business author, Stephen Sacks, explains how they are the organisations most vulnerable to whatever storms lie ahead and how they can – and should – …

Why is company spending such a struggle for SMEs?

 

Managing expenses is crucial for keeping on top of cash flow, but many SMEs struggle with it. Darren Upson, VP of Small Business Europe at Soldo explains why spend management doesn’t have to be a headache.   Managing finances and expenditure is essential for businesses, which makes it even more surprising just …

How to protect your cashflow (without the Big Business bad practices)

 

Cash flow is a common headache for small and medium-size businesses. Lee Murphy, founder of cloud bookkeeping software Pandle, give his top tips for protecting cash flow in your business.   Cashflow problems are the biggest danger to most microbusinesses, with many profitable microbusinesses going insolvent simply because they run out of cash. …

Top Tips for Setting Up a Successful Online Business

 

When you’re starting a business, you need to know how to get it online. But what should be your priority? Stuart Maclaren, MD at Your Print Partner has first-hand experience to share.   Online sales now comprise over 17% of all purchases in the UK and there’s no sign of that …

GDPR: what next?

 

There was much hype around GDPR in the lead up to its introduction – but what about now that it’s in full force? Nicola Hartland, CEO and Co-Founder of The Data Support Agency warns of the future challenges and how we move forward.   According to The Economist, the GDPR is the …

How can your small business tap into World Cup fever?

 

1 in 10 Brits planned to ‘pull a sickie’ today as England defeated Columbia in the first of their knock-out games. The research, commissioned by comms company Centropy and conducted by independent polling company Censuswide over the weekend quizzed 2,000 members of the public over whether they would consider skipping work if Gareth …

Which hidden costs should you be aware of when starting a new venture?

 

Starting a business is expensive – but it tends to come as a shock to budding entrepreneurs. Jamie Roberts; Senior Copywriter at Media Works exposes three hidden costs to be aware of.   If you underestimate your expenditure as a new business, you may be doomed from the start. It’s crucial …