Hiring the right candidates

A guide to hiring the right candidates

Hiring the right candidates is an ongoing challenge that can affect your whole business. Particularly if you’re a small or growing business, even one good hire can set up your future success. As Steve Jobs put it “A small company depends on great people much more than a big company does.” Getting it wrong can […]

business credit

Business credit – what’s the right option for you?

Whether you’re looking after your cash flow or funding a new project, getting business credit can be essential for your long term success. From business credit cards to asset finance, there’s wide range of options to choose from. Read on below to understand what they all mean and make the best decision for your business.

Guide to exporting

A beginner’s guide to exporting

Taking your goods or services to a new market overseas can unlock a whole new chapter for your business. As well as the opportunities for growth, research show that exporting can make you more productive, innovative and resilient to changing economic conditions. To give you the guidance and know-how to succeed abroad, we’ve partnered with […]

Fictional business owners

How do you compare to these fictional business owners?

We know that life imitates art, but how well does art imitate business life? Do you channel your inner Peggy Mitchell around the office? Do you flip into Basil Fawlty when the pressure’s on? Read on below to see how you match up with some of our favourite fictional business owners.

15-minute office workout routines for busy entrepreneurs

As a business owner you get more done in a single day than most people do in a week. So we understand that when you get home from work, the last thing you want to do is go to the gym. However, if you put your well-being at risk, you also risk the health of […]

Why is team building important for your business?

Have you noticed a lack of staff morale recently? A few droopy shoulders and tired eyes around the office? That could be a sign it’s time to plan a team offsite. Team building brings employees together and empowers individuals to recognise and contribute to achieving common goals. Although it’s important for businesses to focus on […]


Have you made your 2018 business resolutions?

When we think about new year’s resolutions we tend to think of “exercising more” or “travelling more”. But what about making resolutions for your business? Now is the perfect time to reflect and plan where you want your business to be this time next year. The most important question is, how will you get there? […]

How to pitch to the press: getting top-notch coverage for your business

Getting your business’ voice heard in newspapers, magazines or on the radio is a fantastic way to build a positive reputation and create awareness of your brand. For many small businesses, hiring a PR team isn’t an expense they have the budget to cover. However, with the help of our top-tips, you can do it […]

small business future

A Christmas Carol – Small Business Future

It’s the week before Christmas, and while Santa and Rudolph are taking all the headlines, we’re celebrating the amazing work small businesses do all year round. In our Christmas Carol so far we’ve looked at small business past and present, now for the final chapter we’re looking at the future. Read on to find out […]

Small business present

A Christmas Carol – Small Business Present

Businesses across the country work hard all year round. To celebrate their devotion and their contribution to the economy, this festive season we’re presenting our very own Christmas Carol. Last week we looked at the history of small businesses, from medieval times to the early 1900s. Today it’s time for small business present, so read […]