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.
Over the past few years, sustainability has become more than just another buzzword. It has evolved into something that is an unavoidable part of our lives for both businesses and the wider public alike. more»
There is an internal hoarder in each of us. And while we don't exactly fall into the same bracket as participants on reality television shows, within that chaos, there is an element of relatability. And it's the same with business owners. more»
Now that digital connectivity is near ubiquitous, one great recommendation can have far-reaching implications for your business. This goes for any type of business that relies on local customers - coffee shops, plumbers, solicitors - you name it. more»
Transformation is what startups do best - it's why they exist. But while it's one thing to become a challenger in a sector, it's another thing to drive innovation forward and win advocates to support your business. One way that SMEs can grow and continue to disrupt is by securing partnerships that will prove beneficial to both parties. The great news for ambitious leaders is that global brands and corporations are looking out for the next hot startups to partner with. Many are aware that to remain a market leader they need startups to help support their own innovation, to keep them ahead of competitors. The agile nature of vibrant start-up allows for flexibility to adjust and respond to changing trends, quickly. That's exactly how a game-changing collaborative deal between London tech start-up Spoon Guru and retail giant Tesco came about in 2017. A partnership that redefined the way consumers with specific dietary needs or health preferences discover food, with the AI-powered search engine - hailed as the Google for food? offering complete transparency. So how do you implement such a strategy in your own company more»