Business Management

Business managment advice is essential when running a sustainable, successful venture

Whether you've been in business for 30 years or 3 months, every entrepreneur needs business management advice and inspiration from time to time. In this section we’ll explore everything to do with entrepreneurship – from mindset to ideation, from starting up to leadership. We’ll also look at the economics and finances, and the processes that makes business more efficient.

How to Avoid 'Greenwashing' as an SME

How to Avoid 'Greenwashing' as an SME

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How to Avoid 'Greenwashing' as an SME

Donald Moore, Chair of B Corporation Rowlinson Knitwear, discusses what organisations must do if they're to take the UK's goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 seriously

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Managing Document Security in the Workplace

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Managing Document Security in the Workplace

Ben Liu of Kofax takes a look at why it's essential to invest time into protecting your business' paperwork and digital file infrastructure

10 Common Business Risks For Contractors

10 Common Business Risks For Contractors

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10 Common Business Risks For Contractors

Paul Monaco of Focus Oxford Risk Management explores the 10 most common business risks facing UK contractors and how to overcome them

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

How to Rebuild Business Reputation

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How to Rebuild Business Reputation

Angela Podmore, CEO and Founder of Kinetic Communications, discusses how SMEs can work to rebuild their reputation amid times of unrest

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

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A Guide to Apprenticeships & The Kickstart Scheme

Simon Thomas of Ridgefield Consulting​ covers everything employers need to know about taking on an apprentice in 2020, including the government's new Kickstart Scheme

Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

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Tackling Fleet Management Challenges with Tech

Andreas Schneider of Vimcar explores how technology can be used to help tackle common fleet management challenges, such as preparing for the introduction of Clean Air Zones

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

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Covid-19: Making Ethical Business Decisions

Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of one of the UK’s first B Corporations, discusses the importance of making ethical business decisions in times of hardship

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

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Growing Your Family-Run Construction Business

Katy Carter of B&A Group explores six strategies to successfully grow your family-run construction business, including a focus on team development and establishing a strong brand image

Mobile Marketing for Hospitality Businesses

Mobile Marketing for Hospitality Businesses

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Mobile Marketing for Hospitality Businesses

Mobile marketing is a fantastic way to connect with customers, especially during the pandemic. Here are four ways to leverage mobile marketing to help grow your hospitality business

A Guide to Agile People Management

A Guide to Agile People Management

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A Guide to Agile People Management

Agile management has become more popular amongst UK SMEs during the pandemic whilst teams work remotely. Here's a quick look at the basics

Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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Promoting Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Thomas Owen of Viking Extrusions explores the many benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace, with a particular focus on how to employ and support autistic employees

How to Make Better Business Decisions

How to Make Better Business Decisions

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How to Make Better Business Decisions

Making big decisions for your business can seem daunting, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Here's our guide to approaching decision making as a business owner

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

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How to Find the Right IT Service Provider

Vikki Durden of UK IT Service shares her tips on how to know when it's time to switch IT Service providers as a small business owner and how to find the right one

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

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Costs Associated With Hiring Your First Employee

Simon Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of Ridgefield Consulting, talks us through the unexpected costs associated with hiring your first employee as a small business owner

Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

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Why Management Training is Crucial for SMEs

Implementing quality management training will make employees feel more integrated as a team and increase motivation levels, resulting in happier staff and better performance. Here's how

Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

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Modern Leadership in Today's Workplace

Robert Ordever, Managing Director of O.C Tanner Europe, discusses what being a modern leader means and why it's crucial for success in today's workplace

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

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Covid-19: Managing Commercial Leases

LawBite's Philippa Cobb explores the impact of lockdown on commercial leases, including government's temporary legal protection for commercial tenants

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

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Protecting Your SME from Future Disasters

Doug Kelley of specialist insurance brokers Bluedrop Services share his insights onto how UK SMEs can protect their business, employees and customers from future disasters

Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

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Getting Communication Right During a Crisis

​Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, shares insight into the importance of effective communication during a crisis and how it can help build lasting relationships

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

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5 Steps to Creating a Long-Term Virtual Office

With many small businesses considering a permanent shift to remote working, Mike Castle of ITRM shares five steps that will help you to create a long-term, highly efficient virtual office