Business Ideas & Planning

Example business plans

Where can I find an example of a business plan?


Business Events Calendar

A list of all the upcoming business events, telling you what every event is about and also where and when all the events are.

Employing & managing staff

Your overtime pay and working rules questions answered

Questions about the rules on overtime policy and pay rates are some of the most common enquiries in the SmallBusiness email inbox. We sifted through the main topics and got in contact with some clever folks who could provide clear responses. So whether you are an employer or an employee, you should find the answers to most of your overtime queries contained in the following wise words from employment law experts and practitioners.

Business management

Launching a male grooming brand 

Hair and makeup artist Lisa Hilton started men's grooming brand Rehab London in 2009 and now turns over £200,000.


Younger workers look to leave jobs inside a year

Workers aged between 16 and 28 lack loyalty to their place of employment, finds research.


Antisocial media

As important as iPods, mobile phones and cloud computing are for the march of progress, perhaps it’s time to stop seeing innovation and technology as universal forces of good.


Strategic Uses for Pay-per-click Advertising

Seven tips on strategic use of online Pay-per-Click advertising that can really boost your e-commerce effectiveness and create a better return on your investment.

Legal advice

Grievance and disciplinary procedures note taking

At an employee complaint hearing, handwritten notes were made by us and then transcribed. The original notes were shredded by our HR manager and the employee has now indicated that we have broken the data protection act and is going to make a complaint. Is he right?

Business management

Setting up business in France

For many Britons, France is the obvious choice to start a business, given its proximity, excellent transport links with the UK and the fact that many UK expatriates are located over the Channel, meaning a potential ready-made British market awaits. However, there are several things to bear in mind before you book your Eurostar ticket.

Employing & managing staff

How to be a better leader

Three-quarters of small business owners admitted in a recent Business Link survey that their management and leadership skills left some room for improvement. Use these top tips to become a better leader.

Business management

Success rate for UK small business

What is the percentage of success of small businesses in UK? What are the reasons for successes and failures?

Investing in a franchise

Watch out for the hidden costs of franchising!

In addition to an initial franchise fee and ongoing service fee, there may be other, less obvious costs associated with setting up a franchise, all of which must be taken into account when arranging funding for your business

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience