Business planning

Business Ideas & Planning

4 tips to prepare for Brexit uncertainty – whatever happens

The threat of a hard Brexit has not gone away, it’s just been postponed. Manufacturer Victoria Brocklesby shares her tips for coping with the ongoing uncertainty


Only one fifth of small businesses have prepared for no-deal Brexit

Small businesses that have prepared for Brexit have spent £3,000 each so far on preparations, according to first survey of SME no-deal planning


Nearly half of co-founders buy their business partners out – survey

Most common reason for co-founders to split is disagreement over the company's direction, says new research.

Business management

6 easy steps to planning a project within a small business

Even an SME can execute a complicated project if they plan ahead properly, says David Baker of PRINCE2 Training. Here is a 6-step guide to project management

Investing in a franchise

Writing a franchise business plan: 11 things you need to include

A business plan is essential when you're starting a franchise. Here, we take a look at the essential information you need to include.

Better Business

Business planning: Short, medium and long-term objectives

When writing a business plan what is meant by 'short-term objective', 'medium-term objective' and 'long-term objective'?


Lack of proactive planning by business as they prepare for Brexit

Snap general election, hung parliament and and Brexit negotiations have thrown business planning into trouble.


Poor planning could cost UK companies dearly this year

Ineffective planning could mean Britain’s small businesses will lose out on £25 billion in extra revenue in 2016, research finds.

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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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How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business