With any growing business managing cash flow is crucial in running the business efficiently. Get it wrong and you’ll need short term loans to pay suppliers, staff and contractors and the added pressure of interest repayments. Here’s the five-step action plan that helped David Barker's business flourish.
It’s undisputed that content marketing is an excellent communications tool for every business, large or small. But with massive campaigns like Coca Cola’s digital magazine homepage taking centre stage, it can seem like this strategy is reserved for big corporations with money to spend.
When Somerset-based Exmoor Printers agreed to an energy audit, they were keen to find out if they could reduce their bills – but they had no idea of quite how much they could save.
With Christmas right around the corner, many are struggling to come up with Secret Santa gifts for their co-workers. Here are seven of the best Secret Santa gifts for 2013.
HR expert Kate Russell shares her advice for making sure your workplace is LGBT-friendly.
Clive Sykes on why the key to business success has always been to provide excellent service.
There's hope yet for the future of the high street as Britain's shoppers are increasingly turning to small retailers, according to Office for National Statistics data released today.
Cloud computing has the ability to reduce complexity, cost and IT resources that often come with on-premise solutions. But despite the fact that cloud solutions are becoming an integral part of small and medium businesses, SMEs are still at the early stages of cloud adoption, with some believing the platform is only for larger companies, or simply not understanding the cloud at all.
The business secretary Vince Cable today ruled out a ban on zero-hours contracts saying they offer flexibility to both workers and businesses.
Andrew McCallum ponders whether 'gamification' is simply a marketing buzzword or a genuine way of winning business and customer loyalty.
As economic conditions in the UK remain less than optimal for many businesses, British organisations may decide to compensate for the relative lack of opportunity at home by expanding their trade abroad. At present, the UK’s international profile is predominately with other European countries – more than half of all UK trade abroad is with our near neighbours.
In December, most SMEs will be focusing on getting to the end of the current year and coping with the opportunities and challenges of the festive season. But with SMEs growing more confident about the prospects for growth, now is the time to think about putting yourself in the best financial position for next year.