GDPR

Entrepreneurs Are You Ready For GDPR

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, marking the biggest shake-up of European privacy laws for 20 years. As a business owner, doing nothing is not an option as there are hefty fines for those who are not ready before the deadline. There is no ‘phasing in’ period, […]

Family Business

5 Insider Tips For Running A Successful Family Business

Running a family business still has a negative stigma but it doesn’t really deserve the bad press it receives as they are some of the most successful around the globe. With people pictured arguing with their siblings or parents, getting the balance right when running a family business can be difficult but it can also […]

investment

How To Build And Scale Your Online Business Without Investment

Many small businesses come with the mindset that they need to be a startup that disrupts their sector – They seek investment, grow and scale quickly but it’s extremely easy to fail on this premise. A premise that is easy to follow given recent government incentives towards startup investment. Never has it been so easy to […]

Growth

Top 10 Growth Hacks To Transform Your Support Service Business

Billy Allan is the founding partner of Aliter Capital – an investment firm focused on growing small and mid-sized UK support service companies. His firm invests up to £20 million in businesses, with a market value of £20 million to £75 million, where it can use its deep industry knowledge to scale-up quickly the companies it […]

Less than £500

CEO ADVICE: How To Launch Your Startup With Just Less Than £500

A new Yell Business research shows that 40% of small businesses launched in the UK were started with just less than £500 – No more losing sleep over startup costs.  The survey of 1,500 SME’s also revealed that a further 32% started with £250 or less, with 93% of these businesses turning over profit in the […]

Social Enterprise - sustainable business

How To Turn Your Social Enterprise Idea Into A Sustainable Business

If running a social business is something that has always interested you, then learn how to turn your social enterprise idea into a sustainable business. A social enterprise is worthwhile and rewarding.  And, with the right infrastructure and support in place, it can have a very lasting effect on you as its leader and the […]

Startup Team

How Can Entrepreneurs Choose The Right Startup Team

Creating an innovative and successful startup team is rarely the work of one person because of the different skills required. This old African saying applies perfectly to entrepreneurs: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We conducted a study in 2014, with a colleague Thomas Littée, […]

Make A Change

Four Short Ways To Talk About Change In Your Business And Get A Positive Response

The beauty of being in charge is knowing firsthand how your business is performing and when a change needs to happen to make it perform better. Change is inevitable and those you lead would not always feel the same way. You need your team’s involvement to make these changes work in the long run so […]

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Learn How To Do Your Own PR With A Small Budget

Creating a strong and effective PR or marketing campaign doesn’t always require a large budget – With research and a few DIY strategies, you can kick off your project with a small amount of money. If there is someone who understands building something brilliant with a minimal budget, it’s startups and entrepreneurs. Budgets are often […]

Festive Period

Keeping Your Workforce Motivated During The Festive Period

Christmas is a time of good cheer with numerous office Christmas parties and events – But how do you keep your workforce healthy and motivated during the festive period.  One of the most important thing for business owners is to try and wind down as much as possible, and not flog people hard up to […]