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Proactive steps for small businesses to deal with the recent pandemic

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has changed how the world does business. Financial projections for the coming year can be thrown out of the window, with companies having to adapt…

How can small businesses protect themselves from COVID-19?

Henning von Spreckelsen, Small Business Charter Board Member, outlines some tips for SMEs in the current challenging times. There is nothing certain about 2020 except that it will…

The Corona Budget and the well-being of small businesses

In his first budget the Chancellor Rishi Sunak signalled the commitment of the Government to addressing the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. However, while the Government's concerns…

Big City or Small Town – where’s the best place to set up your business?

Whether you’re an established business searching for a new HQ or are a brand-new startup looking to find your feet, the most important thing to remember is location,…

The Killer Innovation Vaccine

Rejected business proposals don't die; rather, they often come back in new and improved guises. Find out how with these case studies.

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.

Innovation or experience – or both?

Many small businesses are innovators. Some are born out of incremental innovation, which improves on existing products or practices, while others are born out of radical…

Category Management – The 3Cs: The Commercials

This is the 3rd of three blogs that describe the fundamentals all businesses need to grow a profitable business. Having covered the Consumer and the Competitors we move on to…

The value of small businesses is not all about profit

Should business be all about profit? This used to be a no-brainer, but as we mark the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers  whilst figureheads like the Archbishop…

Mastering the right mindset for leading a family business

Leadership of private family businesses is different. In addition to executive management or C-Suite capabilities[1] such as development of sound business, financial, marketing,…