Small Business Success

Articles and cases studies on UK Small Business Success, featuring interviews with successful entrepreneurs and start-ups.


How lifestyle changes can help your small business to succeed

While you may not need to change everything about your lifestyle when you start your own business, there’s a good chance some changes are in order.


Ten ways to rewire your mindset for business success

Philip Adcock shares his top tips for how you can use the brain’s natural impulses to benefit you and your business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Odd businesses that shouldn’t have succeeded, but did

From tea in an aerosol can to a horse photography company, these ideas have come slightly out of leftfield, and are all the better for it. In this piece, we pay tribute to odd businesses.

Business management

How to measure success when you have no direct competitors

James Hind presents a few simple ways to benchmark growth and success when you don't have competition hot on your heels.

Business Ideas & Planning

Tatiana Karelina’s Extensive Success

Tatiana Karelina launched Tatiana Hair Extensions in January 2009 and her company is now approaching £1,000,000 in turnover.

Finding and selling to customers

Margins Matter

Making money is more about having an instinct for buying and selling than coming up with the next killer idea, says Simon Cook, CEO of venture capital firm DFJ Espirit

Work life balance

Going for growth – A franchise growth case study

Gill Thomas started kids’ music classes Jo Jingles in 1995 and has since grown the company to the tune of £4 million, with nearly 100 franchise outlets.

Business management

Sahar Hashemi: ‘Stay close to your customers’

Coffee Republic founder Sahar Hashemi tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about her regrets at leaving the coffee chain and why it's important to stay within touching distance of your customers.

Business management

Healthy returns for weight loss camp

Victoria Wills founded luxury weight loss retreat NuBeginnings in 2008 and has been enjoying healthy returns ever since.

Sole trader

How to succeed as a sole trader

Setting up as a sole trader can be the easiest, and most cost-effective route for going into business. But you will need more than a spare room and internet connection to make your idea a success.


Secret of SME success

A report from BT claims to have identified three key areas that help one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) succeed over another.

Business management

Top ten tips to business survival

Statistics show that in the first quarter of 2006 the number of company liquidations rose by 17 per cent on the same period of the previous year. To improve your chances of survival, Bibby Financial Services is offering these basic business tips.

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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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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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