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

What causes the largest amount of stress in small businesses?

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As it’s Stress Awareness Month we took a look at how stress can affect you both physically and mentally, as well as delving into the types of stress that are common in smaller businesses and how to tackle it head on. Things such as financial difficulties, competition, employee turnover and burnout can all affect your

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

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,

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