The survival skills Britain’s SMEs need in 2017

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Almost one in five of Britain’s SMEs are missing payday in battle to stay in business 17% of British small and medium-sized enterprises have missed a payday Business leaders are self-financing with 19% of SMEs relying on personal savings for financial support Reassuringly, businesses have a positive outlook with over a third (36%) of SMEs

Cyber attacks and malware threaten all businesses

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Cyber attacks aren’t going away. Email will continue to be the main distribution method and social engineering practices (tricking users) will continue to evolve. With data breaches becoming more common and high profile, there is a need for increased diligence from directors concerning cyber security, to prevent claims arising Directors in the US are potentially

The ABC of coping with energy debt

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Electricity and gas are crucial to the day to day running of most small businesses. Get into serious energy debt, and you risk being cut off. With npower’s energy debt ABC, it’s easy to avoid this stressful situation and keep your business running: Maybe you’ve missed a few payments or ignored some letters.  Don’t panic,

Recruiting the right people

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Recruitment is very important, especially in small businesses. In your SME, your people are your business, so it’s important to hire the right ones. Sometimes this can be hard, especially for start-ups with low financial resource, in fact, 1 in 4 businesses said hiring skilled staff was a barrier for growth. During a period of

Unleash your Super Powers

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We’re encouraging Britain’s businesses to ‘Unleash their Super Powers!’ It’s a well-known fact that small business owners are super busy (excuse the pun) trying to run and grow their business. A recent survey revealed that smaller businesses have little time to engage with energy suppliers but are very wary of price rises. They also feel

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