Any business owner can tell you, it is impossible to run a business without any outside assistance. No matter what type of business you own, you will need other employees, online resources, and business tools to help you keep your business successful.
Marketing can be expensive especially for small businesses that have limited start-up funds. Small businesses need to put themselves on the map using marketing tactics to stand out from a competitive environment. Good news is that some marketing tips are inexpensive and sometimes free.
Here are ways you can market your small business that doesn't break the bank.
Once you’ve established yourself as a sole trader and making consistent profit, it’s a good idea to plan for growth. To business owners, growth often means increasing sales, however, you also need to focus on how to maintain or improve your profitability and learn how to maximize your time while scaling.
Here are five things to consider when growing into a small business:
For most small businesses owners, they don't realise that their operational systems are outdated until sales, leads and employee contribution slow down. The world of small business is changing with the growing demand remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are seven ways to tell your small business communications may be outdated and why it's time for an upgrade.
Recently the Prime Minister has made a statement announcing new Covid19 restrictions in England. The main advice is for those who can, to work at home for the foreseeable future. There are other measures that apply in England beginning Thursday 24th September.
Like many businesses, customer queries and sale leads are dealt with via the phone. Providing consistent excellent customer service is a challenge for any business. However, installing call queues can help and be an invaluable asset for your teams and business. Increasing the chance of calls being answered.
In a business setting, companies strive to make good relationships with their customers and potential business partners. Maintaining these relationships is essential for the success of further growth.
If employees and staff don't participate in the necessary networking to build these connections, the company will not be familiar with others in their industry and will lack personal relations with them.
Today is International Small Business Day!
This day commemorates micro, small, and medium sized businesses.
All UK small businesses from all industries are welcome to apply for Small Biz 100! Having a chance at such a wonderful opportunity is hard to come by, so taking advantage of such an event can boost your company to greater heights.
It's no secret that the hardest year of business trading is usually the first. In fact, 90% of businesses tend to fail. We've compiled tips to help you navigate this and on what to prioritise to ensure you have enough funds, resources and partners to help you through it.