Political upheaval has sent SMEs in search of new trading destinations. 2016 was an unpredictable year and small businesses in the UK have had to deal with a lot of uncertainty – much of which is ongoing.
Following the European referendum, many businesses were left vulnerable, with lessened chances of growth due to the weak pound.
Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains why simplicity and intelligence in cloud phone system technology design are key for good user experience, and counter the threat of “burn-out” in the drive for collaboration and transparency in business culture.
Having touched on themes such as succession and skills, Jan Cavelle explains how issues with women amongst staff also pulled her business under the waves.
A report from Bakker Elhuizen took a look at how businesses could improve employee performance. The biggest lesson, however, was that bosses should treat staff like athletes by giving them some down time.
Businesses globally, regardless of size and industry, rely on the internet for day-to-day activity – but IoT attacks (Internet of Things) present a real threat to SMEs as well as large firms.
There has been huge outcry around government changes to the business rate that kicks in next month, which chancellor Philip Hammond tried to soften in his Spring Budget.
Prior to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the EU Data Protection Directive made headlines in 1995 as the first official set of rules governing consumer privacy. But since then, we have become more connected than ever before.
Yorkshire firm Fusion Bags sells bagpipe bags to Brazil, guitar bags to Germany and ukulele bags to the US, so co-founder Nicole Szekeres has plenty of exporting advice to offer.
Thank goodness the sub optimal players at the heart of our financial establishment – like Charlotte Hogg, Hammond and Carney – are beginning to feel the heat.