“The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Business Technology

SMEs will be run by avatars in time for 2050 – study

A futurology report predicts that SMEs will be run by lookalike avatars of their business owners by 2050 – here's what they'll be able to do

Business Ideas & Planning

What emerging business ideas could boom in the future?

UK entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage of the next emerging business trends which could boom in the near future and beyond.


Future of small business is local, personal and about data

Data and working from home are going to transform small businesses, and the SME owner-director needs to be ahead of that curve


Autonomous flying cars, small businesses and your workforce

Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, chief executive of Luxaviation UK, analyses current developments in the aerial urban mobility industry and wonders about the future impact on small businesses.


Tips from a futurist: Seven ways to prepare your business for the future

Here, author and futurist, James Wallman, has provided seven essential tips for the small business future.


What will the future of the workplace look like?

Research by the Ludic Group finds businesses are misaligned with their people, with nearly half (not understanding their company’s strategic objectives.


UK SMEs are confident about future financial performance

Recent survey by American Express shows UK SMEs are optimistic and confident about future business and financial performance.

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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.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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