Articles and guides on the ever-important art of negotiation, whether when dealing with suppliers and clients or when selling or buying a business.

Legal advice

Using an NDA in your small business

NDAs or non-disclosure agreements are becoming increasingly common. When should you use them? And are they even enforceable?

Business management

Why negotiation is an important skill to learn 

Using data to back up your negotiating position is key, says negotiation expert Paul Fisher. But remember, negotiation is a skill that can be learned like any other

Buying and selling a company

Here are 14 negotiating tips you need to know when buying a business

If you decide that buying an existing business is preferable to starting your own then you'll need to haggle to secure the very best deal. Your negotiation strategy could then be the key to future prosperity.

Finding and selling to customers

How to harness negotiation and boost your sales success

Here, we look at four key tips for harnessing your negotiation skills to secure your sales pipeline.

Business management

What are the best negotiation techniques?

Here, Rajiv Nathwani, director and founder of Quivira Capital, explores the best negotiations techniques for your business.

Finding and selling to customers

Top negotiation mistakes and how to avoid them

Here, we take a closer look at some of the most common negotiation mistakes and how they can be avoided.


Negotiation is the key to slashing small business bills 

The power of negotiation cut the bills of Britain's small businesses by £511 million in the past year, research finds.

Buying and selling a company

Sell your business with style: Five key negotiation skills

Here are some tips for keeping your cool in negotiations and getting the right price, and buyer, for your business.


Negotiating with suppliers: Be aggressive or pay the price

Lee Biggins was on a steep learning curve when it came to negotiating with suppliers for his early-stage business. Here, he discusses how he learned to get the best deal.

Finding and selling to customers

Five top tips for negotiating a sale

David Haxton discusses the key stages every early-stage business owner needs to be aware of when liaising with potential customers.

Finding and selling to customers

How to manage negotiation as a small business

Phil Rothwell explores how to deal with the demands of buyers in the early stages of your business.


How to negotiate supplier relationships 

Consultant Chris Merrington explores how to manage supplier relationships to deliver the best return for the business.

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

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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