About

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

Business Technology

The best CRM system for your micro business

A customer relationship management (CRM) system can really help your micro business to grow. We take a look at key features and platforms.

Podcasts

George North: ‘It’s all about the small adjustments’

In this episode of Small Business Snippets, Anna Jordan meets George North, pro rugby player and co-founder of cafe, Baffle Haus

Business management

Blue Monday and employee morale: moving beyond the gimmick

Blue Monday is often disregarded, but it can be helpful in improving your employees' morale throughout the year.

Marketing

AI marketing tools for your business

Mull over the pros and cons of AI marketing tools and find out what platforms could work for your small business

News

Business exporting drops to 8-year low

The proportion of firms actively exporting goods and services has fallen to a 31 per cent low, according to the latest industry data

News

HMRC to limit helpline in run-up to tax return deadline

HMRC has announced that it will be restricting access to its helpline at a critical time for many small business owners

News

UKEF reveals extra support for SME exporters

SME exporters will have fast-track access to finance products along with potentially greater access to markets in India

News

More firms closing down than starting up

More businesses are closing down than starting up for the first time in over a decade, with transport and storage firms being worst hit.

News

Autumn Statement 2023 for small businesses

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces packages of tax cuts for small businesses, including national insurance, freezing business rates for retail, leisure and hospitality and making the tax break for business investment permanent

Getting Online

The pros and cons of selling through your own website

One of the most important decisions you have to make as an online seller is where you should do your selling. One entrepreneur explains why she uses her own website rather than eBay and other major selling platforms.

Getting Online

A guide to social media strategy for small business owners

In partnership with the UK Domain, we present this guide to social media strategy to help your small business grow.

Getting Online

4 steps to help your small business grow on Instagram

In partnership with The UK Domain, we'll take you through four steps that will help your small business Instagram account to grow