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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 …

How to get free cash for your business

 

Stephen Sacks is the founder of Funding Nav and author of Reboot your business. In this extract from the book, Stephen explains the different ways that you can raise more money for your business – for free.   R&D Tax Credits The UK rate of corporation tax (on profits) is already at …

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 …

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. …

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 …