Marketing Business

Articles, news and expert guides on small business marketing and the strategies and tactics SMEs can use to promote their products or services to a targeted audience and attract customers.


The marketing mix: What entrepreneurs should know

The marketing mix concept was developed by a Harvard professor after the Second World War. What is it and how can it help your business?

Running a Business

Seven considerations when booking a meeting or conference venue 

Aleksandra Lotocka from conference and exhibition centre ExCeL London looks at how any business should tackle organising an event, regardless of size


PPC for e-commerce: a guide for beginners

Thomas Coppen discusses the ins and outs of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising for new business owners. Here's what you need to know.


How best to use video in your business

Here , Andrew Ogden offers ten top tips on how you can use video to help engage your employees.


Small company owners say marketing is the weakest part of their business

Business are struggling with many aspects of marketing, from PPC to telesales, finds research.


How to market your small hair salon

Here, Rob Straathof looks at the ways in which to generate interest online in a local salon.


Your business reputation cannot be bought; it must be earned

Here, we look at how to optimise your presence online and what must be done to earn the reputation you deserve.


Why inbound marketing is key to generating leads for SMEs

Here, Heather Baker argues for a cost-effective lead generation strategy for companies on a tight budget.


Six marketing skills every business needs

There are six key marketing skills every modern business needs and now is the time to ensure your employees possess them.


Consumers value good spelling and grammar in a small business

Nine in ten shoppers are more encouraged to shop with businesses that abide by the rules of the 'grammar police'.


Conquering the small business hashtag: Twitter tips for SMEs

Here, Niall O'Loughlin discusses how to make the most of your brand identity on Twitter.


How to establish a budget for your printed marketing materials

Whether you run a small, family business from home or a multi-million pound corporation, marketing is the best way to promote your products and services.

Partner content

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?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

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.