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.

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How to Support Your Team as We Come Out of CoVid - ybkbs small business news platform for the smart business owner
  

How to Support Your Team as We Emerge from the Pandemic

None of us have lived through anything like this before (and hopefully we never will again!) 

What does this mean for your business? It means that you need to make a conscious effort to support your staff as the pandemic ends and beyond. Many of them will have struggled over the last year, including in ways that you can’t see and won’t necessarily know about. 

Here are a few of our top tips to help you do right by your people. 

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E-commerce: Simple Steps to Embrace It In Small Business

Some say everything needs to be online. And they have led you to believe that everything is now actually online and you won’t succeed unless it is. Yet, as we look across the business landscape at how customers and clients are coming back to businesses, there is still a very healthy demand for face to face contact and relationship building. So the sensible and and logical thing to do is to build a business that can offer both.

  

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.

Half of Staff Like The Work /Life Balance - Double Trouble for Small Businesses YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners
  

Half of Staff Like The Work/Life Balance – Double Trouble for Small Businesses

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.

The rise in people selling meals from home is now becoming a concern for Food Safety Experts in the UK YBKBS Small Business Magazine
  

The Rise of The Small Business Food ‘Preneur That Might Make You Sick

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 the proposed high street housing policy. YBKBS Small Business Magazine
  

A High Street Collision – Are Some Businesses Just Too Late and Stuck in Their Ways?

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.

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…

Retailers are failing because of players like Asos and Boohoo. Topshop are the latest to collapse because of them and be bought by them.
  

Retail Carnage Creates a Big Problem and Opportunity

The controversial ‘Kickstart Scheme’ announced by the government in 2020, to help young people into work is getting a bit of a kicking

small business owners share their successes of 2020 with you
  

10 Things These Business Owners Learned in 2020 (And How It Will Help Propel Them in 2021)

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 is up - what does this mean for small business and young people? YBKBS magazine
 

Unemployment Up – What Does This Mean for Small Business (and Young People) Like You?

Unemployment has gone up – what does this mean for small business owners (and young people) like you?

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From Bond Street to High Street TO YOUR STREET, HOW COVID CHANGED FASHION FOR EWVERYONE
  

From Bond Street to High Street to Your Street, How CoVid Changed Fashion for Everyone

Some say everything needs to be online. And they have led you to believe that everything is now actually online and you won’t succeed unless it is. Yet, as we look across the business landscape at how customers and clients are coming back to businesses, there is still a very healthy demand for face to face contact and relationship building. So the sensible and and logical thing to do is to build a business that can offer both.

ecommerce simple steps to embrace it for small businesses and the self employed your best kept business secret small business news for smart self employed business owners
   

E-commerce: Simple Steps to Embrace It In Small Business

Some say everything needs to be online. And they have led you to believe that everything is now actually online and you won’t succeed unless it is. Yet, as we look across the business landscape at how customers and clients are coming back to businesses, there is still a very healthy demand for face to face contact and relationship building. So the sensible and and logical thing to do is to build a business that can offer both.

Small Businesses can lead the charge on plastic waste and sustainable businesses - Small Business News for Smart Business Owners - YBKBS
  

Small Businesses Can Lead The Charge on Dealing With Plastic Waste

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.

eBay posts impressive numbers - YBKBS Small Business Magazine
  

eBay Friend of The Small Business – Posts Impressive Results

Friend of the Small Business owner, eBay has posted some impressive figures after Christmas 2020

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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. 

how to get your content seen by people not in your tribe
 

Guest Posting: Is It Worth It? (And How to Get Started)

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?