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Resources for helping your business become Brexit-ready

Whether you employ two people or 250, make sure your small business is ready for Britain’s exit from the EU. This page features resources from Government, the third sector,…

Starting a business from scratch — Busting 7 mistakes and misconceptions

A young entrepreneur gives their 7 top tips for launching a new business

Four step guide to better working capital management in micro and small enterprises

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, micro and small enterprises (MSEs) have become less reliant on, and less likely to seek, bank finance. According to European survey…

Crunching through the gears of employee engagement

Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation, unpacks an effective and comprehensive employee engagement strategy

Highly illogical, Captain

Star Trek’s Mr Spock would often give his Enterprise shipmates a look of both sympathy and superiority whenever he believed they were allowing their emotions to rule over…

How to build a brand for your business that stands out?

Tzvete Doncheta offers some key advice on building a business identity that goes beyond brand recognition

From the ‘squeezed middle’ to the ‘magnificent Middle Market’

Anthony Carey argues that the time has come to recognise the unique strengths of medium-sized businesses.

Getting back to work after stress, anxiety or depression: Practical Guidance for SMEs

Researchers from Kingston Business School propose six steps to help employees, business owners and managers navigate through the return to work process.

Churn, change and the importance of upskilling

There are few things on which Britain’s major political parties agree, but one point on which an unusually firm consensus has emerged of late is the need for companies to…