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If you don’t keep control of your projects, you risk missing deadlines, compromising quality and disappointing clients. Here are the key steps to follow.
Profitability needs to be the key long-term aim of any business. Follow our helpful tips to ensure you have the best chance of making profits.
Businesses face change all the time, driven by external or internal influences. Making changes before they are forced on you brings competitive advantage. Creating a culture of innovation can transform your business.
Time management means proactively dividing your time between the different tasks you need to complete, so that you're able to work productively, without distractions. Managing your time well means you can effectively and efficiently meet your goals, even under stressful conditions and tight deadlines.
Being a small business owner can mean juggling several roles - marketing, sales, finances and HR can all come under your job description. This makes long working hours a common problem. Clare Evans explains what you can do to work smarter and even cut your working day with some time management tips
Clare Evans is a time management and productivity coach and author of Time Management for Dummies. She frequently works with business owners to help them with time management.
Many small businesses do not need, or want the expense, of running their own board and that’s fine. But peer boards could offer an alternative, relatively low-cost way, of tapping into impartial advice from fellow business owners. We spoke to two board organisations about what they offer and two business owners about how peer board membership has benefitted them.
Exit planning is not a priority for many small business owners. But failing to plan could mean you fail to realise the full value of your business. Jonathan Massing explains how to plan your exit, when to plan and why exit planning is crucial for small business owners
Chartered accountant Jonathan Massing founded London-based advisory firm Kingswood in 1993. It specialises in corporate finance and professional services for small businesses. Massing has extensive experience of assisting in the sale and acquisition of companies, as well as advising owners on exiting their business.
Laying the foundations for success for your new venture
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.
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.