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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 …

Six ways that automation can supercharge your business

 

Written by Oliver Robertson 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 human …

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 …

How to create a business in your lunch hour

 

If you’re starting up a small business, there’s a good chance you’re doing it alongside a full-time job – and balancing the job that pays your rent with turning your passion into a business can be tricky. Mark Edwards, General Manager at www.rocketlawyer.co.uk, talks about how you can create a business in …

Business Agony Aunt, Part 1 – Small Biz Liz solves your business woes

 

We get a lot of questions here at Small Business Heroes, on subjects from managing cash flow to asking out cute customers (afraid we can’t help there, chums). So we decided – why keep the wisdom all to ourselves? Our resident agony aunt Small Biz Liz has some nuggets for …

Do you what have it takes to be an everywoman Retail Ambassador?

 

Here at SBH, our job is to tirelessly fly the flag for amazing entrepreneurs of all ages and from all walks of life. So we’re really excited to let you know about an opportunity for our army of fab ‘fempreneurs’ – the Specsavers everywoman in Retail Ambassador programme. Brilliant businesses …

Good with figures? The best small business accounting software out there

 

So you’ve got a great idea, a growing team, and the future is looking bright – but, unfortunately, there’s a side to all small businesses that often fills the founder with dread. Yes – we’re talking accounts. Now, the more mathematically gifted of you may do better in this sphere, …

A small business introduction to PPC advertising

 

Search marketing is a great way to bring customers right to your digital doorstep, but online advertising can be a tricky business. With “Google” now serving as a synonym for search, you’d be forgiven for thinking that PPC (pay-per-click) advertising begins and ends with that search engine – but what …

7 tools that will revolutionise the way you do business meetings

 

The business meeting as we know it is dead – the days of boardroom gatherings and drawn-out business lunches with no real purpose are numbered. Small business owners and startup founders are too busy to give up hours that could be better spent doing, well, business, and a new style …