MONEY

Sino-UK collaboration on the UK technology scene will encourage SMEs

The UK has always captivated the sentiments of overseas private equity investors, as it has always been one of the leading countries in the...

Is invoice financing for you? Adam Aiken takes a look at...

Invoice financing is one of the most popular forms of commercial finance in the UK, yet it remains a mystery to many people. So what...

MARKETING

Set yourself up for sizzling summer business with a search strategy

Alice Mansergh, Google’s small business director, gives her advice on how small businesses should embrace the summer. It’s a safe bet the big workplace water...

Be transparent on social media or risk the consequences, CIM warns...

Businesses are increasingly using misleading marketing methods on social media, risking significant legal, financial and reputational damage. That is according to CIM (The Chartered...

TECHNOLOGY

Blackberries on the beach

With the prevalence of smart technology and widespread global internet access, small business owners need...

Virtual instanity: Into the age of the on-the-go economy

We chat to Dafydd Lewellyn, MD of UK SMB at Concur who have released a...

5 common CRM mistakes

The best customer relationship management (CRM) software can get you closer to your clients, unlock...

Poor IT risk practices are rife amongst small businesses and start-ups

Nine in ten small businesses and start-ups are vulnerable to cyber attacks, loss of customer...

How how business can benefit from using a ‘not com’ domain

Ensuring you have a future-proof strategy in place while simultaneously reassuring your customers that your...

Want to be a business cloud ninja?

One of the key reasons why businesses were initially put off by cloud services was...


FRANCHISE

Fitness franchising booming as almost half of Brits seek out a new gym

Nearly half of the UK is looking to join a new gym a recent survey...

UK’s top franchises honoured at bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has revealed the most exceptional franchise businesses of the last...

Finalists named for 2016 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has revealed the 20 nominees who will compete for the...

Mark Harvey, managing director, VIP Bin Cleaning

It’s an exciting time for VIP Bin Cleaning: big changes in the waste management sector...

Finalists announced for bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards

A diverse range of businesses will compete for the biggest accolades in UK franchising after...

Could franchising unlock your business dreams?

Could franchising unlock your business dreams? Thomas Coe, solicitor at Wright Hassall examines the potential.