Most businesses, regardless of size, want flexibility. In fact, SMEs are known for agility – there are fewer people calling the shots, there are often no clunky legacy systems in place, and they can adapt with the market as it changes.
Author Letitia Booty
The Amazon Academy event series is returning to help SME owners raise their digital skills game. If you’re looking into exporting and ecommerce, this free event is for you.
Millennials make up a significant part of the population, and every year more young people with a great affinity for digital technology enter the workforce.
Virgin Media Business has launched Voom Fibre business broadband which offers speeds of up to 350Mbps, more than four times faster than its rivals.
These days, nearly all businesses operate in the cloud even if they don’t realise it. Some may just be using a Hotmail or Gmail address, whereas others may have actively invested in cloud services.
More than four-fifths of businesses surveyed reported that broadband deals are fundamental to operations, so it is encouraging that 82 per cent of business owners claim they are well-catered for by the communications market.
Around 82 per cent of small and medium-sized businesses review energy supply arrangements when the contract comes up for renewal, according to a 2016 report for Ofgem.
A new scheme will see businesses bid for a share of £290m to support clean energy in the UK, something small businesses are keen to see.
Since City Room Rentals was founded, Findlay encountered issues from early on with his mobile provider.
Currently, energy suppliers must notify clients when a plan is drawing to a close. The provider must give 42-49 days’ notice, and if the client doesn’t get in touch to switch or renegotiate the deal, then it can rollover the contract.
Theatre mangers are hoping the live-action ads gimmick will draw curious crowds as well as provide another revenue stream.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.