Dom Walbanke is a feature writer for Growth Business and Small Business, focused on matters concerning start-ups and scale-ups. He has also been published in the Independent, FourFourTwo magazine and various lifestyle publications.

Employing & managing staff

Outsource HR Services or keep them Inhouse?

HR has the power to shape an organisation’s culture and future. Whether that’s achieved through an in-house team or outsourcing depends on your business’s priorities

Employing & managing staff

Small business HR – everything you need to know

HR starts the moment you hire your first employee. There are plenty of resources and organisations out to help run your HR systems smoothly. But you should see HR as an opportunity, not a burden

Getting Online

How do I build a website for my small business?

There are various website builders for small businesses. Here are who they are, what they cost and how to get your website up and running


7 best email marketing software for UK businesses

Factors to consider include the number of recipients you need to mail out to, design customisation to match the brand, integrations, data migration and ease of use

Business Technology

Benefits of chatbots for your business

Chatbots can make customer service more efficient, cost-effective and achieve better customer satisfaction.

Running a Business

Best buy now, pay later platforms for small businesses

More people are now using the buy now, pay later method as a direct result of the rise in cost of living. Here are the best platforms to use for your small business


London SMEs spending half of revenue on tech

In the capital, 64 per cent of SMEs are turning to technology investments to increase productivity

Export & Import

Border Target Operating Model and how it will affect your business

The introduction of the Border Target Operating Model will make it harder for UK businesses to import meat and dairy products.

Running a Business

7 electricity suppliers for small businesses

We provide information on seven electricity suppliers, looking at their green credentials, affordability and customer service


A quarter of R&D tax relief lost to fraud and error 

HMRC says the scheme for small businesses was responsible for £1bn of lost payouts between 2020 and 2021.

Small Business Insurance

Employers’ liability insurance – don’t get caught out!

Whatever the line of work, all small businesses will carry an element of risk which could affect its staff

Employing & managing staff

Steven Bartlett’s top 5 tips for team building 

The Dragons’ Den investor gives his top five tips for building a winning team, knowing when to take a backseat, and why his main job is creating a company culture.