Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are individuals born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s. As a demographic cohort they are known for their reliance on technology and social media for communication, information, and entertainment. SMEs and organisations must understand and adapt to the preferences and expectations of millennials to attract and retain talent, engage customers, and remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing landscape.


Half of the UK’s newest business owners are millennials

The largest proportion of new businesses were started by millennials, according to a study based on figures from Companies House


Millennial entrepreneurs turning to Bank of Mum and Dad

Under-35s are twice as likely as older generations to ask help from family to invest in their start-ups


Millennials: which is the best city for your start-up?

New research reveals a rather surprising hotspot for business. Millennials - find out where you should launch your start-up.


The rise of freelance workers: who is making the switch?

The number of people going freelance is growing and this part of the workforce is expected to be critical after Brexit. Find out who is turning freelance and who can stand to earn the most.

Office & home working

Why a boring office might be uninspiring for your millennial employees

A fifth of millennial workers admit to rejecting a potential employer because of the poor look of their office.

Finding and selling to customers

Millennials seek innovation when it comes to their shopping experience

Investment in new innovation and technologies, such as AR and VR, will reform and shape the retail world in 2018.

Employing & managing staff

How to use youthquake in your small business

Here, Pam Bateson, co-founder and CEO of Thrive Partners, explores how businesses can use the 'youthquake' movement to boost their business.


Want to attract millennials to your small business? Here’s how…

Andrew Hunter, co-founder of Adzuna, explains how small businesses can attract and retain millennials into the workforce.

Employing & managing staff

The dos and don’ts of managing the millennial workforce

Here are the crucial 'dos and don’ts' for hiring, managing and retaining the next generation of talent.


Millennial employees sloppiest at cyber security, study finds

Millennial “digital natives” are, counter-intuitively, the sloppiest with cyber security and the most likely to open the back door to corporate hackers, compared to their older Boomer and Gen X colleagues.


The cost of being an adult: Cost for millennials exceeds £1 billion

New research reveals the true cost of ‘adulting’ today, with millennials forking out more than £1 billion nationally on securing their first full-time job.

Employing & managing staff

Five reasons why millennials make great employees

Millennials have had more than their fair share of bad press lately and they’re often associated with having a lazy attitude - But are they just misunderstood?

Partner content

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

Partner content

Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

Partner content

Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...