Small Business Features

A growing small business is one that understands that although it may well in the same industry or niche as other businesses, it’s still unique. It has different perspectives, a different personality and a different way of doing things.

On this part of the platform we take a look at some of the important things that others don’t like to talk about and shed some light, thoughts and strategies on the wider subject of growing a small business.

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Is #GIRLBOSS Culture doing more harm than good? Is it 'sexist'? article and feature for YBKBS Small business News for Smart Business Owners www.ybkbs.online
  

Is #GirlBoss Culture Doing More Harm Than Good?

Monikers like “girlboss” and “boss babe” have been used to describe women in business for some time. Aside from the unfortunate associations with shady business models like pyramid schemes, these well-intentioned attempts at fighting sexism have always seemed… well, kind of sexist…

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to 'Fix' your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
   

Mike Michalowicz – How To Fix Your Small Business Easily

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to ‘Fix’ your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
Read/Watch/Listen to the full interview only at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

  

COVID’s Lasting Small Business Changes (and Why They Can Be Good News)

COVID has brought big changes to the world of small business. Learn why we don’t think they’re all (necessarily) bad news.

Caio Beleza saw opportunities within an opportunity and now sits at the table with one the US's biggest online businesses - lesson for any small business owner - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
  

From Translator to Business Powerhouse

There comes a point where an opportunity presents itself. Here’s a story about Ciao Beleza who took his and his experience can teach small business owners to see the opportunities in the opportunity.

Harleco Active Wear - Started in the pandemic by Alicia de Lange and made with ecological responsibility. www.harleco.co.uk - Small business magazine YBKBS.online
 

Alicia de Lange: Meet the Woman Who Started a Sustainable Activewear Brand During Lockdown

Alicia, who is based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, is a figure-skating coach. “My mum was a coach, too, so I was on the ice before I could walk!” she laughs. She started her career as a beauty therapist but has now been teaching skating to children for around 6 years. It was this experience that led her to come up with the idea for Harleco Activewear, which launched in December 2020. 

What You Learn From Realising You’re Not Very Good (at Something in Business) for YBKBS Small Business Magazine
  

What You Learn From Realising You’re Not Very Good (at Something)

There is something that you need to be honest about…seriously, you don’t have to be good at everything in business. Just admit and see what happens…

So when I see self-appointed experts posting nothing but these shallow platitudes, using them to sell absurdly expensive programmes or online courses that will undoubtedly contain more of the same, I can’t help but see it as a form of preying on people at a time when they are already vulnerable.
 

Pseudo-Motivation Masquerading as Business Advice Isn’t Just Annoying, It’s Harmful

There’s a pandemic which seems to be spreading. It’s aimed at small business owners and it’s not just annoying, it’s potentially harmful and dangerous.

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An article on How to Self Promote Your Small Business But Not Be a T*** About It - YBKBS UK Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
 

How to Self Promote Your Small Business But Not Be a T*** About It

We all have to sell ourselves at some point – whether it be as a corporate warrior, a small business owner, a ‘disruptor’ or as an individual. But how do we gain a following and self promote WITHOUT looking like a T***?

 

How To Get Free Customers and Clients

Let’s look at one of the cheapest ways to boost your business status and marketing with networking.

How you can use video marketing in your small business
 

Cool Ways to Use Video Marketing Content

Video marketing is incredibly popular, and still growing. There’s one simple reason for this: because it works!

have you got a loyalty scheme for your customers? Here's how it should be put together
 

How to Create a Customer Loyalty Scheme That Works

It can cost up to five times as much to attract a new customer as opposed to retaining an existing one! With numbers like that, it makes sense to focus on customer satisfaction and retention at least as much as you focus on bringing in new leads for your business. 

Small Business News

Small Business and Those Excluded Are Waiting To See What Help is Available in Today's Budget - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
  

Small Businesses Wait to See What’s in The Budget For Them

Some are saying this is one of the most important budget speeches since World War 2. Others are frustrated at the Governments continuous ‘leaks’ to the press about what’s going to be announced later this afternoon. But there could well be more help for the self-employed which are due to be announced in the Budget, including the possibility of first grants for an estimated 600,000 people.

The CIPD has said that The Apprenticeship Levy is harming businesses and skill levels - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business owners
  

The Apprentice Levy Has Failed Every Small Business

Since the days of the Youth Training Scheme, the Government has always tried to publicly ‘push’ the idea of Apprentices and what they can do for businesses both large and small. However the reality of Apprenticeships is less a mixed bag of results, more a bag of pitiful re-engineering that is not fit for purpose.

Lockdown has meant a lot more time in the kitchen making Marmalade. Can a NEW small business take an international award? YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
 

From Kitchen Business to International Award Winner? Paddington Bear Would Be Proud

It’s no surprise that many people have spent more time in the kitchen than at any other time in their lives probably. One of the more old fashioned home based, small businesses has always been jam and marmalade making.  Put those two things together and we have brand new entrants for an award marking the finest of breakfast staples; marmalade.

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Big Interviews

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to 'Fix' your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
   

Mike Michalowicz – How To Fix Your Small Business Easily

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to ‘Fix’ your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
Read/Watch/Listen to the full interview only at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

Caio Beleza saw opportunities within an opportunity and now sits at the table with one the US's biggest online businesses - lesson for any small business owner - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
  

From Translator to Business Powerhouse

There comes a point where an opportunity presents itself. Here’s a story about Ciao Beleza who took his and his experience can teach small business owners to see the opportunities in the opportunity.