Staff training

Articles, and guides on staff training topics for UK SMEs, with advice on enhancing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees to improve their job performance and contribute to a company’s success.

Government Grants

How to find grants for training courses

Eligibility for grants is usually dependent on the size of your company, where it is based and what you want to use the money for

Government Grants

Where to claim your £1,000 grant for hosting a T Level student

Small business owners eligible for £1,000 per student they offer a 45-day work placement for as part of their T Level studies

Government Grants

Rishi Sunak gives small businesses £2000 grants for young trainees

Chancellor Rishi Sunak to announce £111m youth training scheme aimed at small businesses as part of economic statement on Wednesday

Productivity Zone

Britain could get £83bn boost if regions halved productivity gaps

UK regions drag down Britain when it comes to productivity, with Wales, East Midlands and Yorkshire most under-performing areas

Success stories

How virtual reality can revolutionise the way you train your staff

Virtual reality (VR) is set to grow over the coming years – and it's not just for gaming. Emanuel Tomozei tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about Insilico, his virtual reality training and immersive experience company.

Employing & managing staff

Five ways to support staff training and learning at work

As part of Learning at Work Week (May 14th-20th), Conor McArdle explains how to support staff training and learning at work.


How should I be training up my staff?

New research suggests adventurous training and development increases resilience in office workers.

Business management

UK directors report anxiety around communicating in the workplace

UK directors are twice as likely to experience ‘workplace performance anxiety’ than any other level, research discovers.

Employing & managing staff

From training to retraining: The benefits

Here, we look at how different ways to learn new skills can be beneficial to you and your employees.

Employing & managing staff

Why businesses should consider refresher training

Here's why every member of staff, no matter what role they have, can benefit from some effective refresher training.

Employing & managing staff

Work-related training – send the women or the men?

Only six in ten women are given training by their employer; compared to almost eight in ten men, according to new research.

Employing & managing staff

Five fool proof ways to train like a boss

Here, Shahzad Ali, managing director of Get Licensed, explores how training yourself can bring success to your business.

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...