Articles and advice on how to improve your leadership skills and qualities as a small business owner. This section covers topics such as team motivation, planning, analysis, leadership tools and providing an overarching vision for your business.

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What you need to become the go-to person in your field

If you want to become the go-to person in your industry, author and speaker Warren Cass explains what you need to do

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The power of charismatic leadership in a small business

What constitutes 'charisma' in a business leader and why is it important? Here, we talk to small company figureheads about what the concept means to them.


How to create a social media strategy as a business leader

Here, Alex Packham of ContentCal explains how you should plan your social media strategy as a business leader.

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Three things small businesses can learn from England managers

In this piece, Chris Barnard examines three England managers of past and present and offers tips on what your business can learn from their approaches.

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Are you an introvert? Here’s why you could make a great business leader

Being an introvert doesn't mean you can't be the boss. Geoff Lawrence of Vistage explains why it might be time to reassess commonly-held characteristics of great leadership.


Most business leaders say AI is critical for the survival of their firms

A global survey of business leaders has revealed that rather than hindering them, AI will be key to the survival of their companies over the next five years.

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Leadership training and how it worked for owner-managers

Steve Kempster draws on the experiences and lessons learnt from an owner-manager leadership training programme.

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What kind of leader are you?

Everyone has different approaches and ways of leading, but what type of leaders are there? We've put together a breakdown of the different leaders and a guide to which one you are.

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How to become a more inspiring leader

We spoke to some of the UK's top business leaders to find out what they believe to be some of the top traits to become and inspirational leader.


UK workplaces at risk of contagious leadership

Three quarters of UK professionals emulate the leadership behaviours they see in their colleagues.


Purpose not profit is business leaders’ key to success

Three quarters of respondents say that embracing and integrating corporate purpose in their organisation is key to succeeding in the uncertain global economy.

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It’s tough at the top: A focus on the mental health of business leaders

Here, David Cliff, managing director of Gedanken, highlights the problems of neglecting the mental health of business leaders.

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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?