10 skills to learn to make money – what is needed to be successful?

skills to learn to make money - what is needed

The money-making journey is different for everyone. Some people have a very well-paid job, and they never need to consider potential extra revenue streams from investments or side hustles. Other people are natural entrepreneurs who have their fingers in multiple lucrative pies. No matter which money-making route you are on, there are a number of […]

E-commerce ideas for 2021: Our top six lucrative online businesses

E-Commerce Ideas for 2021

If you’re thinking about starting a new business, have you considered e-commerce? E-commerce involves selling products or providing services online, and it can be highly profitable if you get it right. Like all types of business, being successful in e-commerce requires hard work, the right preparation, and thorough knowledge of every aspect of your chosen […]

Opening a shop in the UK? What you need to know for a successful launch

Opening a Shop in the UK? What You Need

Opening your own shop can be a daunting task but it can also be very rewarding. A successful shop will enable you to be your own boss, set your own hours, and hopefully make a lot of money! These days, there are opportunities for every type of shop both offline and online. Today’s consumer knows […]

The Ultimate Branding Guide


Why should SMEs have branding guidelines? Having set guidelines for the design of marketing materials means that your business can easily and quickly communicate its expectations for branding and style. It makes outsourcing design and advertorial much easier for small businesses as design parameters can be communicated in one document. Using a branding guideline is […]

Moving to a Hybrid Working Model


The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed how SMEs operate and has uncovered new opportunities for leaders and owners in navigating the shift to hybrid. It has transformed how firms work, do business, and meet customer needs and has brought to light the positive impact that remote working can have. It is essential that SME leaders […]

Digital Preparedness and Upskilling for SMEs


There has never been a more important time for SMEs to reflect on the importance of digital skills and ensuring the UK workforce is well equipped to navigate hybrid working. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, digital tools and experiences were becoming interwoven into daily life. Despite an acceleration of digital transformation in response to the […]

Celebrating Growth at the 23rd Annual Growing Business Awards

Real Business is excited to announce it is a proud partner of the 2021 Growing Business Awards. The awards recognise exceptional growing business throughout the UK; they celebrate the strength, vision, and resilience of fast-growing SMEs. Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs […]

Why In-Person Networking Events Should Not Be Forgotten

networking events

Many industries that once relied on live and in-person events have adjusted to online and virtual set-ups with significant success. London Fashion Week, a highly coveted series of events, was hosted entirely online in 2021. It has been said that the virtual nature of the catwalks and clothing presentations offered brands a unique opportunity to […]

7 key elements to change your mind to a business mindset

7 key elements to change your mind to a business mindset

Have you ever noticed that what you think about has a direct impact on your behaviour” Rarely do actions lead to thought, instead, your thoughts dictate your actions. This basic truth is the reason that mindset is so important. Your mindset will set your course in every aspect of your life, including your business. Something […]

10 signs you have what it takes to build a business empire

10 signs you have what it takes to build a business empire

From Walt Disney to Jeff Bezos, from Cath Kidston to Oprah, some people just seem to have what it takes to build a business empire. Have you ever wondered what these people have in common” What is the key to success that they all seem to have And, most importantly, do you have what it […]