Business management

Business management

Jonny Wilkinson Q&A – ‘What is it you want from your team?’

Rugby icon Jonny Wilkinson tells SmallBusiness why it’s important not to fence in team members if you want them to flourish in your business.

Running a Business

5 top small business tips from one of Britain’s best business schools

Professor Tim Vorley of Sheffield University shares 5 top tips from one of Britain’s leading business schools.

Business Technology

Making change stick: secrets for managing tech-driven change

Technology is transforming businesses at a rapid rate. Here, Paul Whitelam of ClickSoftware shares his top tips to cope with digital change.


The growth of the funeral director business

In this piece, we look at why the funeral director industry is big business.


Bad managers are driving talented staff to quit their jobs

British employees cite bullying, aggressive behaviours and micro-management as examples of their most recent experiences of bad managers.


Why you need to get your business ready for winter

Here, Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, gives her tips on how to get your business into shape and running as smoothly as possible during the autumn and winter months.


UK independents still rely on pen and paper to manage their business

More than a third of UK SMEs still rely on pen and paper to manage crucial aspects of their business such as managing inventory and ordering stock.

Business Technology

How to run your small business like a racing team

Just like every team in the Tour de France, every small business will have a vision and a set of values, Sanj Bhayro of Salesforce discusses.


New study reveals just what it takes to run your own business

Traits such as passion, confidence and being able to rise to the challenge are just some of the key attributes needed to run your own business, research finds.


Most small business leaders struggle to find time for business management

Only 20 per cent of business owners are spending enough time actually managing their business rather than just ensuring it survives day to day.


The importance of quality management and ISO 9001 for your small business

This article looks at what ISO 9001 can bring to your company.


Turning best practice into habits of excellence

Here, we look at how BSI (British Standards Institution) can help guide your business in the right direction.

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Funding options for the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

The guys over at Funding Options explain what finance is available to firms in the water supply, sewerage and waste management sector

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?