What is superpowering Britain’s SMEs?

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The whole nation has seen a surge in SMEs, but we dug a little deeper to find out what was driving growth in seven UK cities: London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Newcastle and Hull. SME growth was highest in Manchester (50%), London (41%) and Leicester (36%). So what superpowers are driving these SMEs forward? Our

Forecasting made as easy as 1, 2, 3

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Forecasting. Just the word can make business owners slightly nervous. But the good news is it doesn’t have to be daunting.  In fact, it could be as straightforward as 1, 2, 3… 1 handy template to make life easier and help you get 2% more profit*, from 3% better forecasting* * AMR Research In this

How to find and keep great staff

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A bad hire is an expensive and stressful mistake for any business, but especially for small businesses with no HR department on hand. Here’s a simple guide to help you avoid bad hires and find the right people to grow your business. Think broadly about the role and the ideal combination of skills you need,

Managing your business energy online

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As a business owner there’s already so many things you have to remember. Looking after staff, running your business, paying bills, cashflow, the list is endless. You don’t need to let energy bills be one of them. Managing your energy online is simple, cost effective and is one less thing to remember. Setting up an

National Share a Story Month

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National Share-A-Story Month is an annual celebration of storytelling and sharing, set up by ‘Federation of Children’s Book Groups’. The theme for 2017 is ‘Picture a Story’, the idea being to celebrate the power of illustrations. Why not take this month to share the story of your business? It helps to create an emotional bond

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