Your small business’ organisation sets the tone for your company’s success in the long run. In the early days of launching your small business, organisation and communication is achieved a lot more easily because of the small number of employees. It is however crucial to establish a routine for organisation that can grow as your business grows. Here are three key tips to keep your business organised:
Your confidence has a huge impact on your small business’s success. Confidence will help convince customers to buy from you and it will determine hoe effectively you manage your employees and engage with investors and partners.
Some people seem to have been born confident, but for most it’s a learned skill that can always be built upon and improved. Here are five great tips to help you develop and improve your confidence: Continue reading
First impressions are everything when you are a small business trying to convince clients to hire you. Unfortunately, it is still common to underestimate small businesses and for small businesses, in turn, to miss some basic key points in creating the right image for their business. Presenting a professional image ensures customers see past your size and instead focus on your capabilities and product/service offering; here’s how: Continue reading
Launching a new business is enticing in many ways but it’s also incredibly risky. Especially when about half of all businesses fail within the first five years. Starting and running a small business is incredibly complex and there are many challenges to navigate; to make it all a little bit easier, here are some key mistakes to be aware of and avoid to ensure long standing success: Continue reading
In order to succeed in business you need to be better than your competitors. This is an ongoing process and you must constantly respond to changes in the market to maintain a competitive advantage. Fortunately, as a small business you are able to change and adapt more quickly than your larger competitors. To help you get an edge, here are six ways to stay ahead of your competition: Continue reading
The first step in achieving ecommerce success is getting people to visit your website. However, it is crucial to ensure that visitors are actually converting into sales, which requires that you have optimised your website to facilitate this. To help you get it right, here are eight great ways to turn your website visitors into customers: Continue reading
Security is becoming a more and more topical issue for small businesses as phishing attacks become more sophisticated and data mining calls are becoming more common. Here are our tips on keeping your small business more secure:
Being self-employed or working from home can have many benefits including flexible hours, but it also has drawbacks like distractions and isolation. Ideally you can customise your work environment to be perfect for you. On one hand, you have no commute, colleague interruptions, and flexible working hours which make working at home an ideal situation. However, on the other hand, there is the potential for distractions which can hinder progress, demotivate, and cause stress and other problems. There are, however, several things you can do to foster a productive working environment at home to help you make the most of your working situation.
Start Up Loans is a government scheme to provide necessary funding for start up businesses in the UK. They assist people who are looking to open a businesses or have launched a new business within the past 12 months and are financially struggling. So far they have helped 25,000 businesses in the UK! Continue reading