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Many growing firms are reluctant to engage a lawyer – yet failure to cover legal issues costs SMEs more than £13bn every year. Taking action to anticipate legal problems is likely to be well worthwhile.
Sarah Beattie takes us through the lessons she learned while starting up Fun Fest, a company specialising in high quality children’s holiday clubs, before and after school clubs, parties and nurseries. Sarah explains the essentials of starting a business from scratch and how her marketing, finances and business planning have evolved from day one.
Launched in March 2020, Wild’s sustainable, natural deodorant taps into the growing demand for sustainable solutions that perform just as well as mainstream products but let people feel good about the difference they’re making.
Social media is a great tool to connect with your customers but how do you best use it to reach them in 2021? Here are our top tips on how to boost your business through social media and make sure you get the most out of the time you put in.
Whether you’re facing new challenges or pushing for growth, taking care of your cash flow is vital. From putting off admin to paying suppliers too quickly, our quick video runs through the classic cash flow mistakes every business owner should watch out for.
If you’re planning to diversify your business, moving into new product areas or exploring different markets can offer real growth opportunities. Watch our short video to understand the questions to ask yourself before embarking on a diversification strategy.
The Jordan-born entrepreneur doesn’t see himself as one – but a life-long instinct to survive was exactly the motivation he required to think on his feet and build a medical supplies business worth over £22m.
From beef cattle, pigs and orchards to anaerobic digestors and glasshouses, the Hunnifords certainly haven’t rested on their laurels when it comes to growing the family farm business.
Your business plan outlines what your business does and what you are trying to achieve. It explains what the market opportunity is, what makes your business special and how you will make it a success.
To keep ahead of your competitors, you need to keep a close eye on your product line and, where appropriate, develop new and upgraded products to bring to market. Use this checklist to help to develop new products, from coming up with new ideas to setting budgets, deciding on product specification and prototyping.