Finding and selling to customers

Avoiding the overtrading trap: When to take orders, and when not to

Overtrading means when you are selling more products than you can afford to buy. Simon Rigby offers tips to avoid this tricky situation

Accounts & Tax

Report reveals poor payment practices from these big names

A new government report reveals how long it takes some of the UK's major high street names to pay small suppliers.

Export & Import

How to find the right suppliers – a small business guide

When it comes to early interactions with suppliers, make sure you follow this advice.  

Export & Import

Choosing the right supplier

Here, Hans Ziebeck, director of Purchasing at Beacon, gives us his tips on choosing the right supplier for your small business.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to tell if trade credit is right for your SME

Here, Rachel Mainwaring, operations director at Creditsafe, examines why trade credit might be right for you.


Most UK small businesses impacted by supplier failure

Study reveals that UK firms are being held back by unclear supplier management processes and fragmented data.


SMEs would prefer to deal with fewer suppliers 

The majority of small business owners believe their company would perform better with a smaller number of suppliers, finds research.


Top five tips for sourcing new suppliers

Ian Cowley gives some guidance on expanding your network of suppliers.


What to do when suppliers let you down 

Nothing can be more frustrating than being let down by a supplier, but what’s the best way to deal with the situation as a business owner? Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk explains his approach.


Problems with suppliers costing small businesses

The knock-on effect of resolving problems with suppliers is costing UK business more than £10 billion every year, research finds.

Business management

How to demand more from your suppliers without damaging relationships

Pedro Paulo, CEO of e-procurement company Gatewit, gives tips on getting the most from your suppliers.


Sainsbury’s shamed for increasing supplier payment terms

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has been named and shamed by the Forum of Private Business for having increased all non-food supplier payment times from 30 to 75 days.

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