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Running a Business

This section takes you through every important aspect of how to run a successful business. It offers expert guides and advice articles on the key elements of business management such as employing staff, finding customers, marketing and sales, pricing, people management, office and home working, business technology and everything else an entrepreneur must tackle in order to succeed.

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

Marketing

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Export & Import

The essential guide to commodity codes and HS categories

In this guide we’ll look at when and why commodity codes are used, what they look like, and how to find the right one for your needs.

Business Technology

Benefits of chatbots for your business

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

Marketing

How to do your market research on a shoestring budget

Jane Frost CBE, CEO of the Market Research Society, talks about how you can do useful market research, even on a tight budget.

Getting Online

Advice for small businesses on building a website on a shoestring

Omer Shai of website builder Wix talks about the benefits of using free tools to develop your web presence

Getting Online

How can I promote my small business website?

We answer 5 common questions on how to grow and market your small business website, from understanding SEO to advertising on social media

Export & Import

Do I need an import licence?

Import licences are needed for goods the Government does not want to come into Britain unmonitored. Find out whether what you’re importing needs an import licence

Getting Online

How can I promote my small business website?

We answer 5 common questions on how to grow and market your small business website, from understanding SEO to advertising on social media

Export & Import

Do I need an import licence?

Import licences are needed for goods the Government does not want to come into Britain unmonitored. Find out whether what you’re importing needs an import licence

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

Business Technology

Cheapest card payment machines

We show you the cheapest card machines that are available on the market by transaction fee

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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