Successful businesses are built on great ideas. Some are simple, others are complex. A few business ideas are unique, but most are variations or superior versions of existing ideas. So, where does the inspiration come from?
Research by accounting software provider Xero suggests that the average UK small firm now spends a tenth of the working day chasing payments and waits an average of 14 days after due date to get paid.
Alan Barker, author of How to Manage Meetings, on how to achieve more valuable outcomes
Growth expert Russell Streeter on the benefits of business development plans
If properly researched and put together, a business development plan can help you to scale up your business and take it to new heights. Business growth expert Russell Streeter of Excelsior Business Development explains what’s involved.
Julie Easterbrook of Enterprise First shares her insight about business ideas
How Open to Export can help your business become an exporter
Key challenges when managing people and how to get the best out of them.
It’s a cliché, but one that remains perhaps truer than ever. A business’ most valuable asset are its people.
Taking over the email accounts of business leaders and sending payment demands is a favourite tactic of cybercriminals. And they're no longer just targeting big businesses.
Understanding the how-to’s of valuing your company can help you get more for your business.
Controlling cash flow is a crucial part of running a business. Spare cash can be invested in growing the business, for example by buying new equipment or building up stocks to satisfy future demand.
Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.