Articles on UK microbusinesses – the small-scale enterprises typically operated by a single individual or a small team, often with fewer than ten employees. Includes guides and advice on the unique challenges facing microbusiness owners, such as limited access to financing, regulatory burdens, and the need to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities.

Employing & managing staff

Microbusiness staff are the most engaged, study finds

New research suggests that staff working for the smallest businesses in the UK are the most engaged with the wellbeing of the company.


UK micro-businesses remain bullish despite fears over the economy

New research shows half of UK freelancers and micro-business owners think the economy will get worse over the next 6 months.


UK micro-businesses not optimistic about late payment tsar

New research shows just 2 per cent of UK freelancers and micro-businesses think the forthcoming Small Business Commissioner will be able to do anything about the issue of late payments.


Microbusiness optimism trails behind larger SMEs

Micro and small-sized firms sharply divided on their outlook towards productivity improvements, entering new markets and raising finance.

Business management

Micro Business of the Year: Handrail Creations interview

Kenny Macfarlane, managing director of Handrail Creations and winner of the Micro Business of the Year at the British Small Business Awards, tells us what winning the award means to him.


Freelancers and micro-business owners go for self-funding

The majority of UK freelancers and micro-business owners are self-funding their start-up costs rather than relying on external financial support, research finds.


Two thirds of micro-businesses forced to work for free

Nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of UK micro-business owners have been forced to work for free at some stage in their career just to get a foot in the door, research finds.


One in thirty Britons could be a micro-business owner

There are 2.17 million microbusinesses with fewer than nine employees across the UK, according to a study.


The UK is leading the way in international microbusineses

Nearly four in five UK micro-multinationals feel international trade is just as accessible for small businesses.


Who is looking out for our small businesses?

Many of the decisions emerging from Westminster still tend to ignore or actively harm the micro-business sector, argues Jason Kitcat.


How the government can win back the micro-business vote 

Darren Fell assesses what the government could and should have done this summer to cater more for the needs of small businesses.


Assistance from family and friends crucial to early stages of business

The majority of micro-business owners in the UK have received hands-on assistance from their family members and friends when starting up, saving on average £1,036 in wages during this crucial period, research finds.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

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