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.


Trend of expanding strategic role of financial leaders increases scope for mistakes

Half of British financial leaders think it’s only a matter of time until their team makes a serious mistake because of pressure on resources.

Business management

Top tips for becoming an effective business leader

Fabio Torlini explores five elements that start-up entrepreneurs and business leaders should use as their guide to being a great leader.


Half of management candidates need to improve leadership skills

Business management candidates have been found lacking in crucial leadership and management skills, a new study reveals.

Business management

Why it is time to let staff drive business leadership

Tim Taylor discusses why encouraging staff to bring their own values to your business can reap rewards.

Business management

How to progress from a business owner to a leader

Deborah Done, director at employment law consultancy Peninsula, discusses how to make the transition from one-man band to successfully overseeing a team.

Employing & managing staff

How to be a better leader

Three-quarters of small business owners admitted in a recent Business Link survey that their management and leadership skills left some room for improvement. Use these top tips to become a better leader.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves