Richard Branson The importance of digital skills for SMEs

Richard Branson: The importance of digital skills for SMEs

Technology must be embraced by all small business owners and put at the heart of everything they do, regardless of the industry they operate in.
Why small businesses can push the UK forward

Why small businesses can push the UK forward

The majority of private sector companies are small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) providing millions of jobs. They are crucial to the UK’s economic recovery, says Tom Borthen, director of The Business Show.
Follow the crowd to raise finance

Follow the crowd to raise finance

Question: When the banks won’t lend you money where can you go for investment? Answer: One popular alternative funding option is crowdfunding which is growing at a rapid rate
HMRC is here to help SME s

HMRC is here to help SME's

We recognise that, as a small business owner, you have a lot to think about in the day-to-day running of your business.
Understanding auto enrolment and how it affects your business

Understanding auto-enrolment and how it affects your business

The roll out of automatic enrolment has so far seen over 4 million workers enrolled into a pension scheme by their employer.
Clever use of technology can make or break start ups

Clever use of technology can make or break start-ups

Small firms that use technology effectively are more likely to survive and grow than others.
Automatic Enrolment Be prepared for workplace pensions

Automatic Enrolment: Be prepared for workplace pensions

The Pensions Regulator warns SME’s to be prepared for their date with workplace pensions
Tips for start ups Accountancy software

Tips for start-ups: Accountancy software

Accounting and payroll are not, admittedly, the most exciting parts of a business. They are, unfortunately, absolutely critical to its success.      
Passion is key to entrepreneurial success

Passion is key to entrepreneurial success

Richard Branson created the global mega-brand Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20. Here he offers his best business advice and insight into how he achieved his success.
The time is now Your first step as an entrepreneur

The time is now: Your first step as an entrepreneur

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect, but the rewards can often outweigh the risks.
The future of small business funding

The future of small business funding

New styles of funding are the future for Britain’s small businesses as SME's are given time to find their feet in the early stages.
The modern entrepreneur Reaching international markets

The modern entrepreneur: Reaching international markets

The scope for exports and international market integration through the web is bigger than ever - now is the time to take your SME global.
Peter Jones CBE on the virtues of new business

Peter Jones CBE on the virtues of new business

I believe that anyone has it within them to become a successful entrepreneur and it is never too early to get into business.
New business overseas The Chinese market

New business overseas: The Chinese market

China is opening its doors to western brands and entrepreneurs looking to take their new business global.
Your SME Key things to remember

Your SME: Key things to remember

Duncan Cheatle, Founder of The Prelude Group and The Supper Club, goes through some of the key Q & A's that you need to be wary of when building your start-up.
4 legal tips for entrepreneurs

4 legal tips for entrepreneurs

Deb McGargle, Director of Particular Legal, shares her four best tips for getting to grips with your business' legal responsibilities.