Why we should all be buying local

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After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.

Three reasons to invest in software for your hair salon

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Running a small hair salon can bring complex challenges. How software can help you keep on top of your workload and deliver great customer service.

Would your business survive a pandemic?

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While most businesses have contingency plans for disasters such as fires, few have considered how they would cope with a pandemic. Here's the lowdown.

How to help employees who are struggling with debt

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Personal debt levels are at a record high in the UK, and the stress can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing. How to offer a helping hand.

Coworking and knowledge sharing - what could you learn?

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Modern coworking spaces bring together a cross-section of generations - creating unforeseen opportunities. What these hubs mean for the way we work.

How to punch above your weight as a small business

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We're a risk-averse bunch - and buying from big, established businesses seems like the safest choice. How to persuade prospects to switch to you.

Boost engagement and motivation in your workforce

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It's only natural for staff to flag on a Friday - but if they're turning up on Monday looking lacklustre, you have a problem. Here's what to do.

Three ways teamwork tools can boost your business

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Tech can help streamline processes, improve efficiency and get your team working together better. Key features to look out for in your teamwork tools.

What to consider when buying a franchise

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Becoming a franchisee means you can buy into a brand that's established and proven to be successful. The perks and drawbacks of franchising.

Five steps to creating a bespoke logistics network

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Having a strong logistics network is vital for many business types. To make sure yours is truly effective, create one that's built around your needs.