Melanie Luff

Business management

Post-work pints: Transferrable skills for running a pub

Experience in the pub trade – or at least hospitality – is advisable for would-be publicans. Yet other careers do bestow some transferrable skills in this competitive sector, writes Melanie Luff of

Buying and selling a company

How to succeed as a family business

A 2013 study by auditors KPMG discovered that as much as 40-50 per cent of European employment is created via family-owned businesses. Amounting to more than five million workers, this demonstrates the economic benefits family-run businesses bring.

Buying and selling a company

9 ways to keep your staff motivated

From team building to simply showing that you value your employees, here are nine ways to build a team of loyal, productive and motivated employees.

Buying and selling a company

Five ways to grow a beautiful business

Navigated the tricky start-up phase and finally broke even? Here are some ways to take your business to the next level.

Buying and selling a company

Are you ready to buy a business and become an entrepreneur?

The entrepreneurial lifestyle is seductive; come and go as you please, make all the decisions and answer to nobody, but it takes a lot of time, money and hard work.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to raise funds for your new business: A definitive guide

Melanie Luff explores the options to bear in mind when looking for funding as a start-up.

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?