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.
In times of financial uncertainty, knowing how to maximise your cash flow could make the difference between surviving and positively thriving. We take a look at some of the strategies businesses could use for optimising cash flow in challenging times.
Getting your cost base under control can help you build a leaner, more efficient business. From suppliers and customers to ways of working and operations, our quick video looks at how you can interrogate your costs and identify savings.
Improving user experience or UX is key to maximising your business’ use of technology and competing in an increasingly digital world.
After a long winter lockdown the nation’s mood is finally starting to lighten, as the vaccine roll-out proceeds at pace and as the process of easing restrictions gets underway. Assuming that the vaccines remain effective, then the UK can look forward to a strong economic revival during the summer months. This will bring both challenges and opportunities for businesses, explains Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics for HSBC UK, Commercial Banking.
Expanding overseas may be daunting, but the rewards can be impressive. Tony Conophy, Group Finance Director at Computacenter, and Jim Tindol, Vice President, Finance, Computacenter US, share their experience of the US market and their key learnings.
As part of its move to HSBC, Rullion unlocked the benefits of HSBC’s cash management solution, providing the efficiency, visibility and security the business needed to enhance its operations and provide a strong platform for growth.
There are a variety of different routes you can take in making your business more sustainable and improving the impact your company has on workers, society and the environment. Pai Skincare is one example of a company that’s thoroughly scrutinising its entire business model in its drive towards sustainability.
DiamondAir’s sustainability policy has evolved from ticking a box to a value that’s firmly embedded in the business. Founder, Christina Lawford, explains how and why.
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.
The technology behind the fourth industrial revolution, or ‘Industry 4.0’, is frequently showcased in the media, but how can smaller businesses, with a smaller budget, put them to use? What does the next stage in digital evolution mean for a local business and how can you make the most of the new opportunities it opens up?