One of the biggest problems facing small and medium sized businesses is cash flow. So, getting large amounts of money together upfront to fund an event can often be almost impossible. But that’s where exploring the mutual benefits of sponsorship can really pay dividends
British Standards Institution's Michael Faber on why it’s absolutely vital you get to grips with this rather unpleasant issue.
George Osborne today announced that small retailers will receive a £1,000 business rates discount as part of a package of measures to reduce the impact of business rates on small companies.
With the continued search towards highly personalised communication, organisations are spending a fortune on innovative, social media promotions, digital advertising and eCRM campaigns. Yet how much of this activity is actually seen by the right people? And how much of it is targeted, relevant and personalised? Yet a simple and free way to dynamically communicate with customers, suppliers, prospects is being ignored by the vast majority of organisations.
Manufacturing is back in fashion. Politicians are keen to see our factories resurge and create the new British Empire and manufacturing is currently expanding at the fastest rate since 1995
Coca-Cola’s vice president of innovation, David Butler, recently went on the record as saying the brand is looking to the start-up world for business model innovation. Apparently, “Starting ‘lean’ is key”. But Coca-Cola is not alone.
Day three took the UK's China trade mission to Chengdu. Read the latest insider views from Lord Leigh.
Serial entrepreneur Martin Leuw shares his thoughts on the future of retail.
From the outside looking in, the health and fitness industry looks like a busy market place, with gym businesses targeting all levels of social demographics, jostling each other for a small sliver of the pie. In short, it doesn’t seem like a particularly attractive or wise business investment – and perhaps not the place to begin a fledgling business.
For many new companies, the biggest decision they have to make is how they price and sell their products. While the traditional approach would be to put a price on something at the start, many organisations are now opting to provide their product as a service for a monthly fee.
Email is a great way to start a conversation with your customers or prospects, but it’s easy to get wrong and much harder to get right. Here are seven top tips to help small and medium sized businesses maximise new marketing media.
What is the legal landscape like for crowd funding? We asked a solicitor to give up an update.