Too Busy to Take a Holiday Break?

Too Busy to Take a Holiday Break?

It’s that time of year again, when we dare to hope that the dreary winter will actually end, and summer will come, along with a holiday. If you’re a small business owner, though, you might not even entertain the idea of going away and relaxing, even for a few days....
Building a Brand

Building a Brand

Even the tiniest business needs a brand it can boast with to bring in the customers – something that a small business owner you may consider too challenging and too big an undertaking to pay attention to. Branding – and as we all know that means more than corporate...
Why Data Protection Matters for Small Business

Why Data Protection Matters for Small Business

Having done a little asking around, it seems that the coming into force of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in May is viewed by small business owners in one of these ways: “I don’t think it applies to me”; “I’m not sure what it means”; “I already look...
How to Delegate

How to Delegate

As the owner of your own business one of the hardest things to do is to let go a little, and delegate work to an employee. Your business is your baby, so it’s not only emotionally difficult but also a bit frightening to face giving up total control, even when you...
Buying into Bitcoin

Buying into Bitcoin

There’s talk that Amazon will soon be accepting payments in Bitcoin  and although I haven’t personally come across one yet, there are reportedly many small businesses out there accepting cryptocurrency. It’s a fact that Microsoft, Bloomberg, Expedia, Virgin, Subway...
Business Overview: Autumn Budget 2017

Business Overview: Autumn Budget 2017

I was privileged to be a guest in the public gallery at the House of Commons when Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the Autumn Budget 2017. Mr Hammond certainly set an optimistic tone, and the packed gallery seemed to enjoy not only the substance of his speech, but...
How to be Disruptive

How to be Disruptive

We’re living in the age of the disruptors, and they’re thriving! Hardly a day goes by without news of some innovation brought to the market that challenges the status quo, making those who are plodding along with business as usual appear to be veritable fuddy duddies!...
The Way Out

The Way Out

If you’re about to launch a business, or have successfully got things up and running past the start-up phase, probably the last thing on your mind would be how to get out of it profitably – in other words, planning an exit strategy. A wise word from many a successful...