Comment & Analysis

Does tax avoidance among global corporates put UK SMEs at a disadvantage?

Taxing times: Tax affairs are currently in the public eye

Taxing times: Tax affairs are currently in the public eye

Hywel Roberts / 23 Feb 2015

The spotlight is firmly on tax reduction among large global firms operating in the UK – but is the practice putting smaller domestic companies on the back foot?

Top tips for SMEs managing multi-channel communications

Erwan Kernevez, digital solutions director, Neopost / 23 Feb 2015

With the number of channels between businesses and customers increasing all the time, not getting it right can put SMEs at a major disadvantage. Read on for ways to ensure that doesn't happen

The five continuous improvement paradoxes

Author and continuous improvement expert Joakim Ahlstöm

Author and continuous improvement expert Joakim Ahlstöm

by Joakim Ahlström / 19 Feb 2015

Continuous improvement seems like the holy grail for any company looking to grow and improve – but it's proved harder to grasp than many small business-owners expected. Below are 5 issues to overcome if you want to achieve it at your company

Seven tips on how to use your marketing budget most effectively

18 Feb 2015

Paul Liascos, UK managing director at ReachLocal offers tips on some of the “must dos” of marketing your small or medium-sized business online

Why retailers need to start harnessing the power of social media  

Power of social: Retailers should take advantage of social media's revival

Power of social: Retailers should take advantage of social media's revival

18 Feb 2015

As social media enjoys a retail renaissance, Ian Jindal, Editor-in-Chief of Internet Retailing, explains how vital it is for brands to harness the power of social media

How can your business take advantage of the government’s SME procurement pledge?

17 Feb 2015

How can you maximise your chances of winning government funding? Top tips for SMEs below...

What to do if you or your business is accused of professional negligence

Banana skin: Professional negligence must be guarded against at all times

Banana skin: Professional negligence must be guarded against at all times

By Matthew Goodwin / 13 Feb 2015

Professional negligence is a big risk to anyone starting a business. But if the worst does happen it pays to be prepared, say Matthew Goodwin

SMEs face three months of uncertainly in election run-up

By Stephen Hodges / 12 Feb 2015

Knowing the worth of your company is fundamental to business success

Added value: Do you know how much your business is worth?

Added value: Do you know how much your business is worth?

By Mike Carter, Founder and CEO of BizEquity / 12 Feb 2015

Do you actually know what your business is worth? Seems a simple question but many struggle to answer it, says Mike Carter

All the political parties' approach to small business

Hywel Roberts / 12 Feb 2015

With fewer than 100 days to the general election, Growth Business caught up with the small business spokespeople for the main political parties

Fighting workplace procrastination

09 Feb 2015

Nina Grunfeld, self-help guru and Founder of Life Clubs at Work, worked with the UK’s leading P2P platform, RateSetter, to explore the impact of workplace procrastination and the effects on employees and businesses

Earn outs and 10 critical success factors

Tony Rice, Partner at consulting firm M&A specialist, Equiteq / 09 Feb 2015

How to close the skills gap and propel small businesses’ growth in 2015

Talent drain: Skills are a huge issues for SMEs in 2015

Talent drain: Skills are a huge issues for SMEs in 2015

Russell Gould, MD, Everline / 04 Feb 2015

What will be the biggest challenges faced by SMEs in 2015? 

The ongoing effects of the terrorist attacks on the Parisian tourism industry

03 Feb 2015

The horror of the recent terrorist attacks is still fresh in the minds of all Parisians: here employees of a tourist agency in Paris speak of how their trade and lives have been affected

5 ways to manage employee absenteeism

Sick day: Employee absenteeism can be a headache for SMEs

Sick day: Employee absenteeism can be a headache for SMEs

Melanie Astbury / 03 Feb 2015

Employee absenteeism can cause real problems for smaller business – so how can you work with your employees to minimise its impact? Office Kitten HR manager Melanie Astbury gives her views

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