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

The Start-Up Series

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.

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.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience