BA-2022

healthy habits

Healthy Habits To Keep You Productive

We’re already halfway through a hectic year and burnout is a constant risk when running your own business. You might find yourself becoming distracted, over-tired, or irritable, all symptoms of being burned out and all feelings that could get in the way of your effectively leading your team. We spoke to two entrepreneurs about the healthy habits you can start to follow to mitigate stress and set yourself up with a productive but manageable work day. more»

No Need for Code: The Advantages of Using Website Builders

For those who remember the early days of eCommerce, the quest for a functional website was frustrating and expensive. Any out-of-the-box solutions were cost-prohibitive for most small business owners. Building from scratch was reserved for professional coders whose rates were equally out of reach. Website builders are platforms that allow almost anyone to quickly put up a website that looks professional and functions well. more»

5 Signs You Need to Move to a Coworking Space

The concept of coworking spaces isn’t a new thing. Although the pre-and-post-COVID world popularized it, coworking spaces have been around for much longer. In fact, many of our friends, neighbors, and family members have been working in coworking spaces for so many years before now. So, my question is, why haven’t you joined the bandwagon yet? more»

7 Steps to Referrals That Could Change Your Life

Direct referrals are an excellent resource for any SME, especially if they come alongside a highly complimentary recommendation. The endorsement from previous customers or partners or fellow industry experts often translates into solid business opportunities for you, but how do you go about securing those referrals in the first place? Here is a 7 step guide that might just change your mindset and your strategy.  more»

The 5 Things Investors Look For in New Founders

Founders - when seeking investment for your startup, it’s crucial that you look at it from an investor’s perspective. Before making the big decision to fund your newest venture, investors, understandably, check multiple things are in place to make sure giving you their cash is going to be worthwhile and wise.  more»

Five Attributes to Look for in Early-Stage Investors

Last year proved good for investing despite the uncertainties of the pandemic. UK government figures show that tech start-ups and scaleups received a record-breaking £29.4bn in funding during 2021, up from £11.5bn in 2020. However, increased funding does not mean that the initial “match-making” step of pairing start-ups with the right investors has become any easier. more»

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