Small businesses are always looking to save money, but the benefits don’t have to end there. Cutting costs can lessen your environmental impact and make you a more sustainable business, which can be a powerful marketing message. So, what can your small business do to become leaner, meaner and greener?
Three small-business owners share their experience and insight of running a business whilst bringing up a young family
IT security consultant Chris Payne of Advanced Cyber Solutions shines a light on cyber threats old and new, and explains how your small business can mitigate risk.
In recent years, “disruptor” has been a much more widely used term. According to US entrepreneur and best-selling author Tony Robbins, business use of the term “disruption” really “took off with [Harvard Business School Professor] Clayton M. Christensen’s 1997 book, The Innovator’s Dilemma”, which introduced the idea of “disruptive innovation”.
According to government estimates, 43% of UK businesses suffered a cyber attack in the 12 months to December 2017, as revealed by the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018. The most common attacks were fraudulent emails, followed by cyber criminals “impersonating an organisation online” and malware and virus attacks.
Many small businesses use smartphones to photograph their products and other things. It can provide a quick, convenient, no-cost solution, but poor images can put off customers.
Should you start a business based on your passion or hobby?
More women than ever are starting and running their own small business. According to Prowess (the online hub for women-friendly business support): “The increase in the number of women in the UK becoming self-employed is unprecedented.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. With more than 450 million members, LinkedIn can help you find customers and help customers find you. We gathered some tips from LinkedIn experts about social selling through the network.
How people view your business is crucial. There’s nothing wrong with being a small business, but there are times when looking bigger can lead to a customer choosing you over a competitor, and help with business growth. Here are seven simple ways to make your business look more established.