Lots of business owners are hesitant to hire virtual support. Some worry that virtual employees aren’t skilled enough, while others believe in-person employees work harder than remote employees. However both of these statements are rarely accurate. In fact, various studies have found that remote employees work harder than in-person employees! Virtual assistants are also normally […]
If you own a small business, it is likely there are a few different tax breaks you can take advantage of. This can help you to save a significant chunk of money every year. However research has found that lots of business owners don’t actually use these tax breaks. These tax breaks can provide businesses […]
If you are a small business owner with employees, it is important to choose a business pension provider (even if you already have a retirement plan for yourself). This is a legal requirement for most British businesses, but don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be a big stress. You just need to know what to […]
Summer is officially here. The weather is warmer (although we could do without the heatwave that just happened!), and the kids are enjoying the summer holidays. If you own a business, you may be using this time to just chug along – but in reality, now is a great time to be proactive. After all, […]
Cybersecurity is a big issue for small businesses. A recent study found that 43% of cyberattacks specifically target small businesses, and the results can be devastating. Businesses can lose tens of thousands of pounds, and data leaks could result in the business being closed down. So if you are a small business owner, it is […]
We’ve all heard the phrase “the customer is always right”. While this isn’t necessarily true, an angry customer can cause a lot of problems for your business. If they don’t feel like their problem is resolved they may attempt to damage your reputation online, which could lead to a drop in sales or even your […]
The first year of owning a start-up business can be extremely challenging. Many business owners struggle with working overtime and financial worries, and it can be tough to start afloat. In fact, a recent study found that over 20% of start-ups fail in their first year – but this doesn’t have to be you. If […]
Podcasts are a great resource for small business owners. They are free, they are entertaining, and they can provide you with invaluable advice that allows you to stand out from the competition. But which are the best podcasts for small business owners? After all, there are hundreds of business podcasts, and some are definitely better […]
Anyone who’s listened to the news, or been to a supermarket, will be aware of the steady upward creep of prices (i.e. inflation).
As a small business owner, you might be wondering why you need to care about high inflation and what it means for your small business?