Business development

From a sales strategy to digital marketing, our Business Development section showcases the latest from the front line of trends proven to take your small business to the next level. It charts the journey from fleshing out that initial business plan right the way through to planning for exit and looking back on a successful entrepreneurial journey.
innovation

Why innovation is the answer to productivity problems

In our increasingly global marketplace, companies of all sizes need to remain at the cutting-edge of technology and use creative energies to stay competitive, now more than ever. A “thinking outside the box” mentality is something that should be embraced across all sectors in order to allow small companies in particular to compete on a level playing field with larger global players. more»

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Self-employment figures reach new heights

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown the number of self-employed people in the UK is now 4.66m, rising 154,000 in the three months to December last year. According to the ONS, there are now 4.66m people in the UK that are self-employed, representing 15 per cent of the total workforce. more»

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