Workplace Stress

Business Owners – How To Help Your Team Manage Workplace Stress

Spotting the signs of workplace stress is not always easy as everybody copes differently – But you can play an active role in helping your team manage stress before it becomes a long-term health issue. Asking your employees whether they are stressed offers no guarantees that they would actually tell you how they are feeling. Nevertheless, […]

Crowdfunding

Successful Crowdfunding Is More Than Just Raising Funds

There is a great opportunity for UK entrepreneurs but working smart is key to growth and success. Although crowdfunding ticks the funding box, it can bolster other crucial aspects of your business as you grow. You have your business idea or even a prototype of your product, but you’ve hit a stumbling block: Money. VCs […]

Crowdfund

How Does The New SEIS/EIS Guidelines Affect Businesses Planning To Crowdfund Soon

HMRC recently issued a new and stricter Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)/Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) guidelines for businesses planning to crowdfund soon and its effect on crowdfunding could see the chances of success become ultimately higher. John Auckland – founder of global crowdfunding communications agency ‘TribeFirst’ – explores the new guidelines and how this can […]

Dragons'

These Two Entrepreneurs Share Their Experience Of The Dragons’ Den And Winning Investment For Their Business

Surviving the BBC Two Dragons’ Den intense questioning is not an easy feat but these founders did. We ask these two previous winners of the Dragons’ Den, who had combined winnings of over £100k, to share their experience of successfully pitching their businesses to the Dragons’. Adelle Smith, 36, is the founder of BKD – a creative […]

Online Reputation

The Need For Entrepreneurs To Be Proactive In Managing Their Business Online Reputation

In this ever-connected world which promises instantaneous information, businesses have to be proactive in dealing with their online reputation. Cyber trolls come in multiple different forms, but the one which affects businesses most prevalently is the negative online comments. From TripAdvisor reviews to Google rankings, there are many different platforms it can exist in, but […]

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, […]

CEO ADVICE - Writing A Business Plan

CEO ADVICE: How To Attract Investors To Your Startup With A Winning Business Plan

Entrepreneurs looking for funding to launch or grow their startups are 16% more likely to succeed with a business plan, according to a recent study from the University of Edinburgh Business School and RWTH Aachen University. The research findings, published mid-last year in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, studied more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and their startups […]

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 […]

collaborating

Innovate UK’s Essential Business Tips For Collaborating With Other Businesses

Collaborating with other organisations can be critical to the success of your business – There are now more ways than ever to identify and explore collaborative opportunities. As well as the possibility of increasing your profits, teaming up with others offers the chance to share creative ideas, grow your network, learn, save money and solve […]

scale

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 […]