COVID has brought big changes to the world of small business. Learn why we don’t think they’re all (necessarily) bad news.
Small Business Management
There are thousands of entrepreneurial small businesses which open everyday, but how many people have the actual know-how for making money and succeeding in their business? You are the one who is responsible for making a business plan, development of the business and the business accounts.
This section will provide you with the foundations of business management so that you will receive the satisfaction in watching your own business grow. If you are thinking of starting or have just started your own business then these articles are a must for you.
Do you run a small business that employs staff currently working from home?
How are they doing?
Do you know what they’re doing when they’re meant to be working for you?
Is this the way you see the future of your business?
Well according to one survey, nearly half of employees think they’d rather quit their job than work in the ‘office’ again.
There has been a “concerning” rise in food based small businesses operating out of people’s homes during lockdown, according to the food safety watchdog.
Business organisations representing 27 different professions and traders including booksellers, butchers, cinema operators and cycle traders have written to the Housing Secretary urging him to reconsider a housing policy to fill up the high streets.
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…
The controversial ‘Kickstart Scheme’ announced by the government in 2020, to help young people into work is getting a bit of a kicking
So how did these business owners get ABOVE pre-pandemic levels with what they’ve learned in 2020? They share their wisdom with you…
Unemployment has gone up – what does this mean for small business owners (and young people) like you?
The perfect storm that faces every entrepreneur can be likened to the “eye of the storm” where calm winds exist at the axis of your business and blue skies abound … but nonetheless you are in the midst of severe weather. It can also manifest as a storm, so severe that it seems impossible to overcome the centripetal force that jostles you recklessly – forcing you into uncomfortable pivots and confusing turning points.
A perfect storm is always persona non grata.
Editors notes on today’s kickstart campaign – a missed opportunity
Small Business Growth
New data has revealed that almost three-quarters of UK consumers (71%) think brands, retailers and small businesses are NOT doing enough to make their beauty and personal care* purchases more sustainable. They also identified plastic waste as the main culprit – around half (46%) see it as the biggest sustainability challenge facing the industry.
Friend of the Small Business owner, eBay has posted some impressive figures after Christmas 2020
Boohoo, the online fashion retailer, has bought the Debenhams brand and website for £55m, but will not take on any of the businesses remaining 118 High Street stores or its workforce.
Whether your business has thrived or barely scraped by this year, it’s been a rough ride. We’re all going to need to plan, strategise, and draw on all the resources available to us next year. With that in mind, I wanted to delve into an interesting trend I’ve noticed and ask this question: will 2021 be the year of the freelancer?
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***?
Let’s look at one of the cheapest ways to boost your business status and marketing with networking.
Video marketing is incredibly popular, and still growing. There’s one simple reason for this: because it 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.
Guest posting – writing content for other websites which include a link back to yours – is well known as a strategy for boosting your business profile. But is it still worth it? And if so, how do you even do it?