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Are you looking to expand overseas? Many businesses now are, with Brexit looming

Overseas trade is likely to be increasingly important, both for individual small business owners like you, and for the UK economy more generally. As Brexit crystallises into a reality, this becomes ev...

Were you ready for Storm Doris? And what does being ready mean?

With regularity, stories of disruptive weather fill our headlines. We get used to reading about ‘chaos across the country’, as this piece in Real Business puts it. We get used to experiencing it. ...

Pros and cons of targeting a niche market

An interesting piece over in The Telegraph recently interviewed three small business owners who have been targeting extremely niche markets. Doing so can be good. In this day and age, with social medi...

UK Business Confidence Monitor reveals a ‘British bulldog spirit’

This is not an easy time – that much is clear. But businesses are hunkering down to sit out the storms. So suggests the picture emerging from our latest UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) for the ...

A Business Guide to Sustainability Software

  • By:   Joe Jones
  • on:   17. 02. 2017
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This a guest post by Joe Jones, Principal Sustainability Consultant, SustainIt. As with so many other aspects of commercial and public activity, technological innovation is driving our approach to su...

Think big from the start: advice from those who’ve been there…

Think scale from the start. But then, be prepared to face it… That, perhaps, summarises the main themes we gleaned from this short, interesting film – ‘Scale: Bedroom to boardroom’ – on the...

FSB study of small businesses facing Brexit: a mixed picture

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published an interesting survey of their members, asking about hopes and fears in the face of Brexit. The results have been written up here, in The Guardia...

Hard Yards: Starting up

This is a guest post by Nigel Hastilow, Director, Enterprise, ICAEW People who give up the day job and create their own businesses often say they are doing so because they want a better work-life bal...

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