Don't let the stress get to you

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Running your own business can be exhilarating, energising and rewarding, but it can also be stressful. As its National Stress Awareness Month, we thought we’d share a few of the main highs and lows of being a small business owner – as well as a few tips to help you reduce stress and make life

Is stress costing your business?

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Stress costs small businesses nearly £1,000 a year per employee (Source: Huffington Post). If left unchecked, stress can result in staff absence, and the cost to your business escalates even futher. Clearly this is bad for your workforce’s health and bad for business. But the good news is that tackling stress in your business can

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

What are your business must haves?

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At times, running a small business can be pretty overwhelming. To succeed and grow your business, you need the perfect mix of having great talent and the right technology, all the while making sure you’re flexible and responsive to constant changes. A quick poll of small business owners told us that; 20% thought technology was

US Election: Have your say

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It’s now a few weeks since Republican Donald Trump won the US presidential election;  a businessman known more recently as a reality TV figure, and with no political background who is now set to become the American president in January. His victory over the democratic candidate Hilary Clinton defied expectations, and has had an immediate impact on the global economy,

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