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,

What's next for your business?

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Do you remember that dream you had when you first decided to open your business? That reason for opening, that passion and that goal to work towards? Some business never reach that dream goal and sometimes this can be down to inadequate planning and figuring out ‘what’s next’ for you. As time management and planning

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

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