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.

Mistakes to Avoid when Upscaling your Business

Mistakes to Avoid when Upscaling your Business

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Mistakes to Avoid when Upscaling your Business

It's important to consider how to scale up your business without compromising customer experience, product quality and value for money. Huw Moxon of Informi explores the common pitfalls to avoid when upscaling your SME

Developing a Performance-First Approach

Developing a Performance-First Approach

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Developing a Performance-First Approach

Ben Hunt-Davis shares his thoughts on how focusing on performance rather than results, as used in sports psychology, can help SMEs achieve success

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

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Hidden Signs of Stress in Small Business Owners

Henry Brookman of Brookman Solicitors explores how to recognize the signs you might be feeling stressed in your role as a small business owner

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

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Preparing Your Business for Remote Working

Maria Espie Vidal of Time Doctor shares her insight into how small businesses can transition to remote working, including how to implement policy changes and address staff concerns

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

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A Manager's Guide to One-to-One Reviews

Holding regular one-to-one performance reviews can help your team feel more confident in their roles and promote a healthy channel of communication. Here's how

Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

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Balancing Motherhood and Running a Business

Rebecca Newenham, Founder of GetAhead VA, shares her tips and advice on how to balance motherhood with steering a growing business towards success

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

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How to Merge Cultures Following an Acquisition

Mark Tighe, Founder and Managing Director at specialist tax consultancy Catax, delves into how to successfully merge two business cultures following a business acquisition

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

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Making Your Business Compliant with PCI Level 1

Protecting personal data should be a primary concern of any business, especially those that process card payments. Here's our guide to making your business compliant with PCI Level 1

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

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Avoiding Burnout as a Small Business Owner

Donna Torres of Xero highlights the importance of being able to 'switch off' from work as a small business owner, along with six ways to help you avoid burn out

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

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Five Tips for Keeping Your Company Safe Online

Here's a quick guide from Phil Upton covering five ways to keep your small business and its data safe from malware

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

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How Coaching Can Make You a Better Leader

Having the right people in leadership positions is vital to the success of every SME. But how can coaching improve a leader's ability to manage their team? Susy Roberts explores

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

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Services That Can Free up Time for SME Owners

If you're a small business owner who's scaling up, it's worth considering how you can free up valuable time by outsourcing business functions to freelancers and agencies

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

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How to Build an Inclusive Workforce

Darren Hockley, Managing Director of DeltaNet International, explores the business benefits of equality, diversity and inclusion, along with how to build a culture of inclusion in your workplace

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

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How to Complete Due Diligence on Suppliers

Mark Halstead of Red Flag Alert shares his thoughts on the most effective approach for finding efficient and reliable suppliers for your business

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

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How to Choose a Phone System for Your SME

Here's a quick guide to the pros and cons of cloud-based and on-premises telephone systems to help you decide which system best suits your business needs

How to Transition to Remote Working

How to Transition to Remote Working

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How to Transition to Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular among UK SMEs. Here are 10 considerations to ensure your staff remain happy and productive when working remotely

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

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How to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Nuffield Health’s Brendan Street suggests how businesses can encourage dialogue about mental health and nurture a culture of openness in the workplace

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

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An Employer's Guide to the Risks of Sitting

There's been much research conducted into the detrimental impact that sitting at an office desk can have on our health. Here's a quick look at what employers can do to help

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

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How to Lead a Successful Tech Team

Mark Hill of Pearson Frank shares three ways to cement your status as a great tech manager, even if you’re new to the leadership game or tech industry

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

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How to Approach Diversity Within Your SME

Siân Goodson, Founder of executive search business Goodson Thomas, shares her strategies to help SME owners ensure they have a more diverse workforce and senior team