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Emma Springham, Head of Marketing, Royal Mail MarketReachSMEs - maximise loyalty with smart marketing
Emma Springham, Head of Marketing, Royal Mail MarketReach (25-Oct-2016)
Customer loyalty is essential to growing your business. Small businesses should invest in the right ways to build a stronger relationship with customers
Luke Godfrey, Owner, Godfreys Fish and ChipsWhen the chips are down for SMEs
Luke Godfrey, Owner, Godfreys Fish and Chips (03-Jun-2016)
Top tips for anyone starting or running a small business
Darrell Sansom, MD, AXA Business InsuranceA tough day in the life of a female entrepreneur
Darrell Sansom, MD, AXA Business Insurance (08-Apr-2016)
A new wave of female entrepreneurs is challenging the status quo, but some age-old pressures still make self-employment harder for women
Alistair Wesson, East Midlands Managing Partner, Mazars5 ways to unlock export potential
Alistair Wesson, East Midlands Managing Partner, Mazars (01-Apr-2016)
Exporting your products or services can take your business to a whole new level. But how do you start on the export trail?
Ben Moore, General Manager, QuoteSearcherEU - in or out for companies?
Ben Moore, General Manager, QuoteSearcher (31-Mar-2016)
How should SMEs vote in the EU Referendum in June? Consider the trade and staffing implications that an EU-exit could potentially cause
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up! UKFive characteristics of a successful direct seller
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up! UK (23-Sep-2014)
People are turning to direct selling as an attractive career option - 5 tips on how to be a success
John Mullins, Associate Professor, London Business SchoolStart, finance and grow your business like Bill Gates
John Mullins, Associate Professor, London Business School (19-Sep-2014)
What Gates and Dell, and many others like them, have figured out is that starting, financing and growing a company with their customers’ cash, instead of investors’, is a far more appealing way to go
Hina Sharma, Head of External Communications, Pitney BowesIntent marketing - learn from the big brands
Hina Sharma, Head of External Communications, Pitney Bowes (18-Sep-2014)
Marketing techniques continually evolve and opportunities for the small business community have arguably never been more varied or more accessible
Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UKBusiness must be socially responsible to succeed
Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK (11-Sep-2014)
People value businesses with a strong ethical and community focus. Every product and service you buy has a social or environmental impact, so why not make it a good one?
Dan, Rebecca and Sam Frith, SkiBoutiqueSkiing the mountain of business success
Dan, Rebecca and Sam Frith, SkiBoutique (03-Sep-2014)
Turning an idea for a ski chalet marketing business into reality and success
Jason Powell, Founder, The Longbow ShopShooting for business success
Jason Powell, Founder, The Longbow Shop (26-Aug-2014)
The traditional English longbow has a distinguished history and is now a business and export success story
Phil Foster, CEO of Love Energy SavingsWhy you must monitor your ROI
Phil Foster, CEO of Love Energy Savings (22-Aug-2014)
If you're not analysing how you're spending your money, you may as well throw it into the wind
Glen Parkinson, SME Director, AXA PPP HealthcareSupport and promote staff wellbeing
Glen Parkinson, SME Director, AXA PPP Healthcare (19-Aug-2014)
Work is best enjoyed in good health - have the right tools in place to support wellbeing for business success
Dianah Worman, Public Policy Advisor, CIPDSMEs reaping the benefits of an age-diverse workforce
Dianah Worman, Public Policy Advisor, CIPD (12-Aug-2014)
SMEs are putting their growth at risk by failing to adapt to the changing workforce and benefit from the full range of talent available
Charlotte Chung, Senior Policy Adviser, ACCAGet down and dirty - finance for business success
Charlotte Chung, Senior Policy Adviser, ACCA (06-Aug-2014)
Business growth should be continually managed to succeed and Finance leaders need to get down and dirty with the day-to-day workings of the business to avoid it becoming static
Ilian Iliev, CEO, EcoMachines IncubatorInnovative and high-tech SMEs and the economy
Ilian Iliev, CEO, EcoMachines Incubator (01-Jul-2014)
Why have innovative SMEs and high-tech startups not yet reached their full potential? We need to foster them better!
Shaun Thomson, CEO, Sandler Training (UK)Business startup ideas while on vacation
Shaun Thomson, CEO, Sandler Training (UK) (26-Jun-2014)
This summer, instead of switching off, many vacationers will actually be planning the launch of their own business
Stephen Fear, BL Entrepreneur in ResidenceSustaining momentum after business startup
Stephen Fear, BL Entrepreneur in Residence (29-May-2014)
Launching a business can be the most exciting time, but that is when the hard work really begins
Dave Smithson, UK Head of SMEs, MazarsHow SME business can stand out and succeed
Dave Smithson, UK Head of SMEs, Mazars (28-May-2014)
It can be hard to be seen and really stand out. Six success factors to help strategically plan and succeed
Kevin May, founding Partner, SticksA successful strategy for aspiring entrepreneurs
Kevin May, founding Partner, Sticks (09-May-2014)
Life can be tough for the reluctant entrepreneur and you owe it to yourself to make sure you stand the best possible chance of success
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up!There is another way - direct selling
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager, Stampin Up! (29-Apr-2014)
Balancing home and work life - why direct selling is proving popular with mums - top tips for business success
Emmanouil Schizas, ACCASMEs neglected at a critical economic time
Emmanouil Schizas, ACCA (23-Apr-2014)
Governments have the right intentions for fuelling SME growth, but initiatives should focus on enterprise development as an evolutionary, non-linear process
Mark Edwards, General Manager, Rocket LawyerOnline legal services for small businesses
Mark Edwards, General Manager, Rocket Lawyer (14-Apr-2014)
Many service industries have modernised and now the legal industry is transforming too, changing the way people seek legal advice and manage their legal affairs forever
Phill Robinson, CEO, IRIS SoftwareAccounting tips for SMEs
Phill Robinson, CEO, IRIS Software (11-Apr-2014)
It is important that business owners keep on top of accounting. Some tips on managing your accounting efficiently
Scott Brown, Accounting MD, Sable GroupBusiness advice for UK SMEs
Scott Brown, Accounting MD, Sable Group (10-Apr-2014)
Access to high-quality business advice at the right time can make the difference for small business owners aiming to realise their ambitions
Craig McAuley, founder, Boiler Change CompanyOn the boil - from entrepreneur to employer
Craig McAuley, founder, Boiler Change Company (07-Apr-2014)
A lack of jobs and a sense of insecurity encourages young people to start their own business - a success story
Lindsay Whitelaw, CEO, UricaBusiness on better terms: a funding alternative for small business
Lindsay Whitelaw, CEO, Urica (03-Apr-2014)
Funding is the Achilles heel of the British economy and it's a structural flaw we've accepted too long - an alternative to debt funding
Christian Nellemann, CEO, XLN TelecomSME energy is being sapped by the energy market
Christian Nellemann, CEO, XLN Telecom (01-Apr-2014)
Energy costs are a recurring and contentious issue for business - the issue of energy costs needs to be resolved
Amy Dolan, Founder, Ziggy SawdustNew business success from retro furniture
Amy Dolan, Founder, Ziggy Sawdust (24-Mar-2014)
An entrepreneurial success story - bringing new life to retro furniture and fighting the flat-pack generic trend
Craig Beddis, CMO, AutomicWhat large organisations can learn from startups
Craig Beddis, CMO, Automic (14-Mar-2014)
Gone are the days when large, decades-old corporations changed the world – now, the companies changing the way we do business are likely to have been started five years ago
Phi Coelho, Management ConsultantBuilding a social business - a new guide
Phi Coelho, Management Consultant (13-Mar-2014)
An overview of things that make our workplaces more social and the 8 levers managers can use to sculpt a social workplace
Maria Allen, Founder, Maria Allen BoutiqueA success story - entrepreneurial jewelry business
Maria Allen, Founder, Maria Allen Boutique (12-Mar-2014)
The success story of a rapidly-growing entrepreneurial Boutique, now with a turnover of over £250k and over 4 staff
Jafar Hassan, uSwitch.comInvestors shun peer-to-peer lending
Jafar Hassan, uSwitch.com (06-Mar-2014)
With historically-low interest rates on savings, peer-to-peer lending has been hailed as a way to boost investments, but savers need some convincing
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Lloyds BankNew Academy for creativity, entrepreneurship and technology
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Lloyds Bank (04-Mar-2014)
A new Academy with creativity, technology and entrepreneurship at its heart helping students to progress onto careers and jobs in new and emerging industries
Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director, Divine ChocolateFlying the flag for British business
Sophi Tranchell, Managing Director, Divine Chocolate (28-Feb-2014)
Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and there are so many businesses, managers and entrepreneurs out there doing great things
Sir Richard BransonA third of us are unhappy with our jobs
Sir Richard Branson (20-Feb-2014)
What's stopping entrepreneurs starting their own business? They don't just need courage and determination, but also start-up finance, sound business advice and the support of a mentor
Lisa Gagliani, CEO, Bright Ideas TrustWhat to avoid when starting a business
Lisa Gagliani, CEO, Bright Ideas Trust (14-Feb-2014)
Starting your own business does not have to be a pipe dream. You can make it happen and it can be a success as long as you avoid the common, easy-to-make mistakes
Richard Hanscott, CEO of hibuSMEs missing out on mobile internet revenues
Richard Hanscott, CEO of hibu (13-Feb-2014)
The opportunity for SMEs and the mobile internet is huge. A simple change to their digital presence could unlock significant new revenues
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds BaMentoring for SMEs
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds Ba (03-Feb-2014)
Mentoring is a useful way of providing entrepreneurs with access to support and information from skilled and experienced industry professionals - resources for SMEs
Dr Peter Kolarz, Policy Consultant, Technopolis GroupMaking sense of SMEs
Dr Peter Kolarz, Policy Consultant, Technopolis Group (30-Jan-2014)
We have more-or-less identified SMEs as the way forward - but, what kind of SMEs and why?
Suzanne Stock, Director, MarketscanBig Data can also be for SMEs
Suzanne Stock, Director, Marketscan (21-Jan-2014)
How to use Big Data business analysis techniques on your not-quite-so-big B2B data list
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, LloydsMentoring helps digital entrepreneur succeed
Jackie Jenks, Senior Manager Enterprise Mentoring, Lloyds (16-Jan-2014)
Launching your own business is a daunting process, but a mentor gives additional help and support
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, UbertasThe silent killers - IT dangers to ruin a business
Mark Walker, Business Development Director, Ubertas (08-Jan-2014)
IT can make or break your business, watch out for these three company killers
Ed Mayo, SG, Co-operatives UKBritain's broken markets are failing consumers
Ed Mayo, SG, Co-operatives UK (30-Dec-2013)
Markets are broken and more than half of consumers feel they have little or no control over what they buy in 5 of the 7 markets that are most fundamental to the cost of living
John Tague, Founder, Tags CrispsA successful family business with a crunch
John Tague, Founder, Tags Crisps (23-Dec-2013)
Liverpool crisp entrepreneur, John Tague decided to involve his whole family when he launched his own brand - now a success story
UKTI Sirius ProgrammeTop graduate entrepreneurs come to the UK
UKTI Sirius Programme (16-Dec-2013)
Attracting hundreds of talented entrepreneurs into the UK resulting in new jobs, foreign investment and a significant cumulative impact on the economy
Kenny Mullen, Partner, Withers LLPCyber security - a plan of action for everyone
Kenny Mullen, Partner, Withers LLP (12-Dec-2013)
Is cyber security relevant to us? What should we be doing? And what is the cost? Tips for everyone
Andrew Jackson, Director, One Insurance SolutionTips for protecting your business against the elements
Andrew Jackson, Director, One Insurance Solution (11-Dec-2013)
Winter is coming with possible energy interruptions, snow and flood damage so it is important for businesses to have the right insurance cover
Chris Reilly, Head of SME Commercial, npowerHow businesses can save energy and costs
Chris Reilly, Head of SME Commercial, npower (09-Dec-2013)
Businesses have opportunities to save on the costs of energy this winter and beyond - some tips on how to improve the bottom line
Santander UKThe economy: unlocking the potential of SMEs
Santander UK (04-Dec-2013)
The private sector must do more to help strong SMEs to develop or accelerate their plans for growth if we are to achieve a sustainable economic recovery
Charles Major, Business Development Manager, LloydsMentoring helps entrepreneur with his squash
Charles Major, Business Development Manager, Lloyds (25-Nov-2013)
Mentoring - a great opportunity - the mentee benefits from knowledge and experience: the mentor the excitement and rewards from working with a new, growth business
Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCABribery, SMEs and the law - accountants skeptical
Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCA (22-Nov-2013)
SMEs are not immune from the risks of bribery and corruption and, in many ways, they can be more exposed
Susan Marlow, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nottingham UnivEntrepreneurs need not be the media stereotypes
Susan Marlow, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nottingham Univ (06-Nov-2013)
Under 25s and over 50s represent a third of the population - they need more focus and encouragement from government and business leaders
Growing Business AwardsInnovation and collaboration - awarding entrepreneurs
Growing Business Awards (25-Oct-2013)
Small and medium-sized firms are critical to getting the economy back to a sustainable level of growth
Laura Hughes, Training Manager, Crunch AccountingSurge in the number of female entrepreneurs
Laura Hughes, Training Manager, Crunch Accounting (24-Oct-2013)
New statistics reveal a surge in women going it alone in business, with the number of female sole traders growing by more than a fifth since 2008
Hannah Codrington, TopLine CommunicationsThe benefits of corporate video for SMEs
Hannah Codrington, TopLine Communications (21-Oct-2013)
Corporate video is not only an option reserved for the big hitters. If you want to grow your business and extend your reach, it can be a cost-effective way
Philip King, Chief Executive, ICMPrompt payment - critical for business, not political point scoring
Philip King, Chief Executive, ICM (15-Oct-2013)
Businesses need the certainty of payment and to know that they will be paid within the terms agreed and that those terms will not be changed
Fergal Dowling, Partner, Irwin MitchellBeing an entrepreneur needs a better image
Fergal Dowling, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (14-Oct-2013)
SMEs have a key role to play in boosting the economic recovery through investment and the creation of new jobs
Andrew Devenport, Chief Executive, Youth Business InternatioJoin the 7.5 million-strong enterprise army
Andrew Devenport, Chief Executive, Youth Business Internatio (11-Oct-2013)
The UK will become a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity in November, with thousands of budding entrepreneurs uniting for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013
Orlando Ayala, Corporate VP and Chairman of Emerging MarketsEffective IT use to fuel SME growth and jobs
Orlando Ayala, Corporate VP and Chairman of Emerging Markets (10-Oct-2013)
Since the crisis, many economies have struggled to return to strong economic growth and to create new jobs - use of advanced IT can boost growth and employment
Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCASMEs struggle with skills shortage and growth capital
Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCA (09-Oct-2013)
SMEs need to consider a new approach, prioritising investment and seeking internationally-focused market growth, as they prepare for a more stable economy
Christian Nellemann, CEO, XLN TelecomInternet performance, downtime and productivity
Christian Nellemann, CEO, XLN Telecom (08-Oct-2013)
If your internet goes down, you lose e-mail access, mobile card payments, cloud-hosted services and other business-critical functions. Some basic tips on how to avoid loss of business
Russell Hall, Co-founder, HailoSick children, an App and taxis - CSR takes to the streets
Russell Hall, Co-founder, Hailo (04-Oct-2013)
London cabs have always been famous for their CSR - since long before the concept even existed. The Rainbow Trust is the latest to benefit - supported by Hailo
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in ResA degree for business?
Stephen Fear, Chairman, Fear Group. BL Entrepreneur in Res (26-Sep-2013)
There is no right or wrong way to enter the business world. However, having a university degree isn’t a pre-requisite to being a successful entrepreneur
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking GroupBritain's brightest businesses
Mark Stokes, MD, Mid Markets, Lloyds Banking Group (20-Sep-2013)
As the economy gathers momentum, the UK’s innovative SMEs will continue to play a critical role in getting us back to a sustainable footing, through exports, investment and job creation
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business InternationalInternational youth business entrepreneur of the year
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business International (16-Sep-2013)
From China to Sri Lanka, talented entrepreneurs show us what can be done with a small amount of money and the right kind of support
Paula McBretney, Founder, Bagz of BugzAn entrepreneur's story
Paula McBretney, Founder, Bagz of Bugz (13-Sep-2013)
An entrepreneur overcoming personal challenges and wanting to work and earn a living has led to the Bagz of Bugz success story
Annika Small, CEO of Nominet TrustThe UK’s most promising social ventures
Annika Small, CEO of Nominet Trust (11-Sep-2013)
If we are going to have any chance of solving our society’s pressing problems, we need to come together like never before across traditional sectors and disciplines
Mark Hanington, Managing Director, FIGSuccess for student start-ups
Mark Hanington, Managing Director, FIG (10-Sep-2013)
Nothing beats the sense of achievement when years of hard work, passion, perseverance, fun (and stress!) finally morph into a successful business
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business InternationalEU entrepreneurs fear failure and lack start-up skills
Andrew Devenport, CEO, Youth Business International (09-Sep-2013)
Young people in Europe are amongst the least likely in the world to feel positive about starting up a business - fear failure and lack start-up skills
Lord Green, Minister, UKTIUK attracting the best entrepreneurial talent
Lord Green, Minister, UKTI (05-Sep-2013)
The UK is one of the top places in the world to become an entrepreneur - new programme attracts the best of the world
Ed Reeves, Co-founder of PenelopeSME leadership and work-life balance
Ed Reeves, Co-founder of Penelope (04-Sep-2013)
Micro business owners are working an average of 52 hours a week. A good work-life balance boosts brain power and ultimately makes workers more productive
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIMEAge is no barrier to enterprise
Teresa Folkes, Director, PRIME (03-Sep-2013)
Enterprise is not necessarily reserved for young people. Older people are adept at starting a business and have a wealth of accumulated skills and experience
Steve Beahan, Partner, Irwin MitchellApprentices to support SME growth
Steve Beahan, Partner, Irwin Mitchell (20-Aug-2013)
Ambitious SMEs should consider apprenticeship schemes as a way to develop a skilled and loyal workforce and equip themselves for future expansion
Paul Lawton, General Manager of SMB, O2Online presence critical for customer service
Paul Lawton, General Manager of SMB, O2 (12-Aug-2013)
72% of people will never forgive a small business if they receive poor customer service – and 67% will share their bad experience with others
Jonathan Ruff, Managing Director, LED HutShining a light on success
Jonathan Ruff, Managing Director, LED Hut (31-Jul-2013)
A company with strong brand values built on environmental benefits, has achieved rapid and impressive growth
Dr Max Nathan, senior research fellow, NIESRSuccess in a larger digital economy
Dr Max Nathan, senior research fellow, NIESR (23-Jul-2013)
The old image of tech businesses as start-ups that make no money is out-of-date. We need a new way to understand the economy
Heather Rolfe, Principal Research Fellow, NIESRBarriers for the brightest and best
Heather Rolfe, Principal Research Fellow, NIESR (08-Jul-2013)
A series of barriers that may discourage investors and entrepreneurs from basing themselves and their businesses in the UK
Luis Juste, Director, Santander Universities UKGraduates, employment and SMEs
Luis Juste, Director, Santander Universities UK (04-Jul-2013)
Many students don't even start to look for employment until after graduating and often don't even consider the benefits of working for an SME
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson InstituteStartups - maybe not the economic panacea
Peter Kolarz, Francis Hutcheson Institute (01-Jul-2013)
Are startups good news? Often they are the signs of desperation and of economies void of opportunity. So what's the answer?
David Hall, author and consultantMyths about entrepreneurs exposed
David Hall, author and consultant (20-Jun-2013)
Entrepreneurs need all the support they can get in order to help the country sort out its economic problems - we expose some myths about them
David Saul, MD, Business EnvironmentStarting up the start-ups
David Saul, MD, Business Environment (18-Jun-2013)
More needs to be done to support start-ups – we need to reward the increasing number of brave entrepreneurs setting up new businesses
Dr Mark Wareing, Commercial Director, Pera TechnologyLack of finance is crippling innovation
Dr Mark Wareing, Commercial Director, Pera Technology (14-Jun-2013)
A key sector of the economy is failing to innovate because of outside pressures, such as finance. The implications for competitiveness are profound
Nabila, founder of Dore DionA fragrant entrepreneurial success story
Nabila, founder of Dore Dion (06-Jun-2013)
How a prime example of the untapped potential in young entrepreneurs we have in this country became a success story
Dr Michael Servian, IP Solicitor, Freeth CartwrightIntellectual Property disputes made easier
Dr Michael Servian, IP Solicitor, Freeth Cartwright (22-May-2013)
Cutting red tape for small businesses and enabling them to resolve disputes more expeditiously is an excellent step forward and a significant improvement in legal provisions for intellectual property
Mark Boleat, Chairman, Policy and ResourcesThe City seeks new angel investors
Mark Boleat, Chairman, Policy and Resources (18-May-2013)
At a time when access to finance is such a pressing issue for entrepreneurs, Angels in the City is focused on encouraging individuals from the Square Mile to consider investing in early stage businesses
Colin Willman, Chairman, FSB Member ServicesZero waste firm drives success and wins award
Colin Willman, Chairman, FSB Member Services (23-Apr-2013)
Small businesses hold the key to economic recovery and as award-winning firm Vegware proves, innovation can be successfully combined with growth and environmental concern
Andrew Miller, owner, ARM CoachingI've lost my business - what shall I do?
Andrew Miller, owner, ARM Coaching (19-Apr-2013)
Business loss is the hardest thing an entrepreneur has to face. If you can keep a sense of perspective and focus on what's important, you will come back stronger and wiser
John Cridland, CBI Director-GeneralGive growing firms an export boost
John Cridland, CBI Director-General (16-Apr-2013)
The UK is making progress in the fast-growing BRIC economies, but it still lags behind some of its international rivals. SMEs should be at the forefront of export-led growth
City of London Dragon AwardsSMEs and CSR - the Dragon is coming
City of London Dragon Awards (12-Apr-2013)
The real business benefits of CSR - staff retention, a more motivated workforce, better procurement options are particularly relevant to SMEs
Phillip Venn, Commercial Director, BooxNew year tax resolutions
Phillip Venn, Commercial Director, Boox (10-Apr-2013)
Giving up chocolate is always on top of the list for New Year’s Resolutions, but what about getting your accounting in order for the new tax year?
Jo Behari, MD, Home JaneSix simple tips to boost your bottom line
Jo Behari, MD, Home Jane (29-Mar-2013)
SMEs are missing a trick – and billions of pounds – by ignoring the importance of marketing. Here are six simple tips to help
Charles Bligh, MD, TalkTalk BusinessTechnology - the key to ignite business
Charles Bligh, MD, TalkTalk Business (22-Mar-2013)
Today’s entrepreneurs are not interested in fancy sports cars. 81% of business owners are driven by achieving a good work / life balance and working in an industry that they are passionate about
Lucy Smith, Director, Small Business WebsitesTop business tips for web site creation
Lucy Smith, Director, Small Business Websites (16-Jan-2013)
Web sites are complex, but vitally important for businesses - don't waste time and money on poor design and something that doesn't do the job
Elsa Corbineau, Director, Moet Hennessy UKSearching for bubbly female entrepreneurs
Elsa Corbineau, Director, Moet Hennessy UK (15-Jan-2013)
Veuve Clicquot has launched a new award to celebrate emerging female talent and encourage greater collaboration within the entrepreneurial community. Get your nominations in now!
Claire Wood, founder, Soup-urbTop 10 tips for small business success
Claire Wood, founder, Soup-urb (14-Jan-2013)
Setting up a business is hugely rewarding, but before success comes a huge amount of hard work and a host of challenges
Paul Shephard, Director, Clydesdale and Yorkshire BanksCost cutting tips for SMEs
Paul Shephard, Director, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks (11-Jan-2013)
All businesses should have the desire to reduce costs and to reinvest that money to achieve sustained growth - here are some tips to help
Keith Alderson, MD Corporate Banking, The Co-operative BankSMEs plan for growth in 2013
Keith Alderson, MD Corporate Banking, The Co-operative Bank (04-Jan-2013)
SMEs and entrepreneurs are widely acknowledged as vital to Britain’s economic recovery - nearly half expect growth in 2013
Jamie Hopkins, CEO, Workspace GroupUnleash the potential of UK small firms
Jamie Hopkins, CEO, Workspace Group (31-Dec-2012)
The small business sector is very large and includes the fastest growing companies in the economy - government should focus
Ian Davidson, European President, GMSSMEs fail to use social media effectively
Ian Davidson, European President, GMS (13-Dec-2012)
Social media are an important part of the marketing mix, but poor advice and a lack of knowledge are preventing SMEs from capitalising on the opportunities social media offer
John Minhinick, President, Rotary InternationalSMEs fail to realise business value of community relations
John Minhinick, President, Rotary International (05-Nov-2012)
SMEs are missing a trick when it comes to supporting the local community - increases staff morale and makes business more attractive to customers and employees
Adam Ewart, Founder of SendmyBagSuccessful Northern Ireland tech startup growing
Adam Ewart, Founder of SendmyBag (13-Sep-2012)
Northern Ireland entrepreneur Adam Ewart identified a gap in the market and has developed a successful, expanding business
Simon Carter, Director of Touch FinancialThe small business finance challenge
Simon Carter, Director of Touch Financial (07-Sep-2012)
Much is being made of the lengths some small businesses are having to go to in order to secure further funding so SMEs are increasingly looking at other sources of lending
Henry Cleminson, founder, Corefit UKTips for developing a new business
Henry Cleminson, founder, Corefit UK (31-Aug-2012)
Some important lessons and tips for any business looking to take a step to the next level
Frances Darton, AchillesCarbon reduction, SMEs and mandatory reporting
Frances Darton, Achilles (06-Aug-2012)
SMEs account for 45% of UK business energy consumption and could quite easily cut £400m annually from bills
Simon Barker, Bartercard UK CEOManaging cash flow - particularly for SMEs
Simon Barker, Bartercard UK CEO (12-Jul-2012)
Managing cash flow for any business is always critical, but today more than ever - bartering is an interesting option to help
Rachel Oxburgh, CEO CasabuFrom rocks to frocks - entrepreneurial online retail
Rachel Oxburgh, CEO Casabu (31-May-2012)
Flash-sales - the latest online phenomenon to arrive from the US is launched by an entrepreneurial ex-Oxford Geochemist
Stephen Barratt, director at James CowperSelling on eBay or Amazon - HMRC would like your tax
Stephen Barratt, director at James Cowper (23-May-2012)
Online resellers have until 14 June 2012 to own up to any money they owe with HMRC's 'Buy it Now'
Simon Best, founder of BaseKitYour website - shop window to the world
Simon Best, founder of BaseKit (15-May-2012)
First impressions count - and your web site is no exception, yet so many businesses are failing to impress online
Lisa Irlam, CEO of SwimovateA swimming success story
Lisa Irlam, CEO of Swimovate (10-May-2012)
From the frustration of a couple of triathletes with a vision for an innovative product, an internationally successful company has developed
Axel Pawlik, MD of RIPE NCCImportant internet change - you need to prepare
Axel Pawlik, MD of RIPE NCC (02-May-2012)
OK, it's a bit techie, but you need to understand this if you or your business use the internet - you will be affected!
Ian Simpson, MD, Catalogues 4 BusinessAre you missing out on distance selling?
Ian Simpson, MD, Catalogues 4 Business (27-Apr-2012)
With the right communication, it is easy to tell people what we sell and it doesn’t matter where they are in the world - are you missing out?
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results InternationalRaising finance - it's not impossible
Paul Stephenson, MD, Results International (10-Apr-2012)
As with most aspects of running a business, when it comes to finance, your starting point must be your business objectives - and proactively managing your finances
Simon Carter, Director of Touch FinancialSMEs say government should force banks to lend
Simon Carter, Director of Touch Financial (09-Apr-2012)
The problem for SMEs is that the banks appear to be providing the wrong kind of financial solution and 92% want the government to do more
City of London CorporationCity of London supports graduate start-ups
City of London Corporation (21-Mar-2012)
The City of London is supporting Entrepreneur First, a pioneering programme to support graduates to build their own high-growth start-ups
Vashi Nanwani Dominguez, MD Diamond ManufacturersTop tips to stay ahead of the game
Vashi Nanwani Dominguez, MD Diamond Manufacturers (13-Feb-2012)
Vashi Nanwani Dominguez's Diamond Manufacturers has 100% increase in turnover each year - here are his top tips on how to stay ahead of the game
Liz Love, MD Z-Card LtdThe Z-Card - an international success story
Liz Love, MD Z-Card Ltd (26-Jan-2012)
The Z-Card is a simple, but completely original communications idea, conceived, developed, patented and commercialised on a worldwide scale
Darren Fell, MD Crunch AccountingCheap company registrations for SMEs
Darren Fell, MD Crunch Accounting (24-Jan-2012)
A novel use of Twitter and the launch of a new service aimed at helping SMEs form Limited companies cheaply
FSBSMEs need talent
FSB (09-Dec-2011)
SMEs find it difficult to find suitable staff and are hampered by regulation and the difficulty to find finance
Crunch AccountingMore SMEs are dodging tax
Crunch Accounting (22-Nov-2011)
More small businesses than ever before are dodging the taxman by charging customers in cash
UCL and Goldman SachsExciting new programme for London's SMEs
UCL and Goldman Sachs (21-Nov-2011)
An exciting new programme designed to unlock the economic and job creation potential of small businesses and social enterprises
Michael Korn of KwikScreenInnovation and business success - KwikScreen
Michael Korn of KwikScreen (16-Nov-2011)
Michael Korn, 30 year old entrepreneur from Finchley in London, has just become Young Entrepreneur of the Year with his innovative hospital screens
Philip King of ICMFinancing new business equipment
Philip King of ICM (14-Nov-2011)
Tips on the financial assistance that is available for businesses looking to purchase new equipment
Howard Robson of Warner GoodmanSocial media and retirement biggest HR issues
Howard Robson of Warner Goodman (23-Aug-2011)
Changes to retirement laws and growth in social media are now occupying more time than ever for SME companies
Philip King of ICMMicro-business accounts rethink
Philip King of ICM (21-Aug-2011)
The Government should rethink plans to exempt micro-businesses from having to ?le accounts at Companies House says ICM
ICMSet rules for granting credit
ICM (10-Aug-2011)
Set rules about granting credit that you (and your employees) always follow. Don’t be tempted to break them, even if you’re put under pressure to supply
Darren Fell of Crunch AccountingEntrepreneurs at serious risk
Darren Fell of Crunch Accounting (15-Jul-2011)
Britain’s entrepreneurs risk being 'hung, drawn and quartered' by HMRC because of a lack of basic accountancy skills
Philip King of ICMCredit tip: check Invoice accuracy
Philip King of ICM (12-Jul-2011)
Make sure your invoice details are accurate before you consider taking further action for non-payment
The Work FoundationBanks fail to support high-growth firms
The Work Foundation (07-Jul-2011)
The UK’s financial sector is systematically failing SMEs which could provide the greatest source of innovation, jobs and growth
City of LondonCity opens doors to SMEs
City of London (27-Jun-2011)
The commercial potential of selling to City businesses for SMEs is huge - the Corporation helps
Phil McCabe of FPBNew retail ombudsman?
Phil McCabe of FPB (24-Jun-2011)
Problems in the groceries supply chain highlight issues facing smaller businesses
ICMCashflow tips - plan carefully!
ICM (14-Jun-2011)
Plan your cashflow requirements carefully and update the plan regularly to avoid nasty surprises
Laura ChalkleyEmployment tribunals - don't suffer!
Laura Chalkley (26-May-2011)
Small companies don't have to suffer from problems with employment tribunals
Institute of Credit ManagementCashflow tip - larger invoices
Institute of Credit Management (10-May-2011)
For large invoices, call the customer before the payment due date to make sure it has been received and there is no query
Simon Plant of SFPThe biggest SME killer - tax
Simon Plant of SFP (03-May-2011)
Massive debts owed to the taxman are the likeliest cause of future company failures
Philip King, ICMPrompt Payment Code to help SMEs
Philip King, ICM (21-Apr-2011)
The Code focuses on 3 main areas: commitment to pay suppliers on time; to give clear guidance to suppliers; and to encourage good practice
ICMLatest business cash flow tip
ICM (20-Apr-2011)
Suppliers are vital to your business so treat them fairly. They are more likely to support you if their relationship with you is open and positive.
BIS£20m management training fund for SMEs
BIS (11-Apr-2011)
A match funded grant of up to £1000 for leadership training and coaching to help grow the business, improving productivity and competitiveness
Baroness Wilcox, IP MinisterSMEs - protect and exploit your IP
Baroness Wilcox, IP Minister (02-Apr-2011)
Small businesses need to protect and exploit their innovations - the IPO can help
BISStartUp Britain launches
BIS (28-Mar-2011)
David Cameron launches Startup Britain to help boost the enterprise-led economic recovery
ICMCashflow tips for business
ICM (25-Mar-2011)
Tips to help businesses manage their cashflow
Business, Innovation & SkillsEurope - good news for SMEs?
Business, Innovation & Skills (28-Feb-2011)
Europe needs an SME-friendly business environment, enabling small businesses and entrepreneurs to realise their ambitions
Philip KingCashflow tips for small buisness
Philip King (25-Feb-2011)
Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise, and ICM team up to provide monthly tips.
Philip KingSimple tips for SMEs to improve their credit rating
Philip King (18-Feb-2011)
Small businesses are missing out on credit from suppliers through ignorance of what will improve their credit rating.
Fabrice DesnosAre the new ECGD products required?
Fabrice Desnos (12-Feb-2011)
A cautious welcome to news of a series of new products being launched by the Government's ECGD but is outside intervention is actually required.
Philip KingBank lending - a much bigger problem!
Philip King (10-Feb-2011)
Britain’s banks shouldn't be forced to lend. SMEs are pointing the finger in the wrong direction for their failure, according to Philip King, CEO of ICM.

in: Articles

Neville Rayner150 years of helping business
Neville Rayner
Neville Rayner, President of BCC, explains how Chambers will be at the forefront as we emerge from the recession
Frances BrindleGoing for growth
Frances Brindle
Help and information available to help develop your business
Karl GravesNo small beer
Karl Graves
A business success story - the Church End Brewery has developed and succeeded through planned growth
Ganesh SelvarajahBeating the economic downturn through international trade
Ganesh Selvarajah
Is it time to look at exporting as a way to widen your business portfolio? How to get advice and guidance.
Yorkshire FlowerpotsFrom clay pipes to flowerpots
Yorkshire Flowerpots
Naylor Industries has gone from the brink of ruin to £30m annual sales and recession-weathering performance
Julian BarrellYoung entrepreneurs - our future
Julian Barrell
Every day across Britain, fresh ideas are being turned into reality and new businesses are still being created
Tom EndeanIs franchising your next step?
Tom Endean
Do you want to expand your own business or need a new career start after redundancy or a change of life
Andy BerrowSurviving the downturn: a Director’s toolkit
Andy Berrow
It’s true: times are tough says Andy Berrow of Business Link. But believe it or not, it isn’t all doom and gloom - some things you can do to help
Robin WebbLooking after your IP in collaborative projects
Robin Webb
Intellectual Property is the oil that keeps the wheels of innovation turning, says Robin Webb Director of Innovation, UK Intellectual Property Office.


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