Celebrating the people behind British small businesses
 

Technical Advice on working remotely and securely on the network for SME’s

 

Flexi-working (or working from home) is becoming an important benefit to provide your employees. Stuart Jailler at Seareach explains how you can do this for your company whilst keeping your company’s data secure.   Technology plays an important role in enabling people to work in a lot more flexible way, …

AI and software development: what does the future hold?

 

Ever wondered how Artificial Intelligence impacts software development? Francis Miers, Director at Atlassian consultancy and software development lifecycle company, Automation Consultants gives us the lowdown.   Is artificial intelligence changing the world of software development? The short answer is no – not yet. At the moment, we are still very much …

Four ideas to encourage team spirit during the World Cup

 

The World Cup Russia 2018 games have kicked off in style and football fever has swept the country. Matt Weston, Managing Director at Robert Half UK explains how you can use the games to your advantage and encourage team spirit across the office. The World Cup 2018 is finally here. On …

The Smart City Index: Where are the best places to start a business?

 

Entrepreneurism is bursting out all over the country – but where is the best place to start? Vishal Chhatralia, VP of Digital Marketing, RS Components gives us the lowdown.   With the economy booming, it’s now possible to start a business almost anywhere. But it’s no secret that starting a business …

The top five field marketing tips

 

Field marketing, a traditional discipline in direct marketing, allows for a two-way communication that brings your brand to life and puts your messages in front of customers at targeted field locations like supermarkets, local events or festivals. Marta Gorka, digital marketing and communications specialist at Skyline Whitespace,  shares her top 5 field …

How to get the most out of your meetings

 

Company meetings are important – but only if they’re productive. Chris Meredith, CEO of LondonOffices.com gives top tips for getting the most out of your meetings.   They’re an essential part of business life, but if you’re not careful, the meetings you hold and attend might be good for one …

Pricing: it’s more than a numbers game

 

Deciding on what to charge a customer can be a dilemma for a small business when they are struggling to balance what they think the market can bear with what they need to turn a profit. David Johnson is Head of Programme at Cause4, and advises small businesses and charities …

How to boost your business using mobile payments solutions

 

Andrew Byrne, COO of myPOS, explains how cheaper, quicker payment systems can insulate retailers from cash flow problems. Recent news that Toys R Us has gone bust confirms the tough time retailers have been having recently. The toy retailer went into administration in January but no buyer has been found, …

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 …