Articles, guides and advice on business strategy topics for UK SME owners and managers.

Finding and selling to customers

The importance of having a niche as a small company

Having a business niche doesn’t mean narrowing your opportunities, it’s more about being targeted and relevant, says Tim Rylatt from UK Growth Coach

Business management

The importance of embracing experiments as a founder

In Matthew Cushen's latest blog, he explores why it's important for founders to experiment their proposition with their target markets

Business management

6 things playing games can teach us about business

Playing games isn’t just a pastime. Games can teach us valuable life skills applicable to running any small business, says Ben Fowler

Business management

Top 7 turnaround tips to save your small business from going under

How to steer your small business away from the rocks and into safe harbour. Steve Swayne on how to turnaround your business.

Business Ideas & Planning

4 tips to prepare for Brexit uncertainty – whatever happens

The threat of a hard Brexit has not gone away, it’s just been postponed. Manufacturer Victoria Brocklesby shares her tips for coping with the ongoing uncertainty

Business management

Karren Brady Q&A – 6 qualities of a successful entrepreneur

SmallBusiness.co.uk meets Baroness Karren Brady to learn more about her career as a businesswoman and pick up some tips for entrepreneurs


Nearly half of co-founders buy their business partners out – survey

Most common reason for co-founders to split is disagreement over the company's direction, says new research.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to define your company vision and use it to create success

Michael Hanby takes a look at how having a strong business vision has paid off for his health products company.

Business management

Why forming alliances is so important for your business

In this article, Simon Joyce, managing director, Anchor Vans explains how making alliances between competitors can help your business.


SME owners aged 18-24 prioritise strategy over convenience

SME owners aged 18-24 twice as likely to prioritise strategy over convenience when setting up their business.

Business management

How to get better at risk-taking as a small business

To start, support and grow your business, risk will become a mainstay. Here's how to take business risks with confidence.

Finding and selling to customers

Writing a compelling bid that buyers can’t resist

If you want to get ahead of the game with your bid writing, take a look at the following tips.

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.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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