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

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 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.

Business management

How do you differentiate a business from the inside out?

Consistently acting in line with your values means that, over time, you become a different business from your competitors, says David Willans.

Business management

Why responding to changes in the market is vital to the success of your business

Here, Albie Attias explains how circumstances dictated that he adapt his small business to the needs of a specific market.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to write a brilliant business case

Here, Richard Walker discusses the key things to consider when putting your business plan together.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

Partner content

Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?