The Small Business of the Year finalists at the British Small Business Awards have been announced, rewarding the company of 10-50 employees with the most innovative and sector-disrupting service/product combined with strong turnover growth over the past year.
Chart Lane Founder Ross Sturley explains the importance of a ‘carpe diem’ attitude to make the most of your regional economy.
As a thank you to our loyal customers of Basepoint Basingstoke, the Centre Management Team put on a summer event for our licensees to enjoy. Boycey's Catering Solutions brought their Wood Fired Pizza Oven to provide some tasty Friday lunchtime treats.
The inception of any business is both thrilling and terrifying. In order to rapidly grow your company, it’s important to consider taking calculated risks, but you need to have confidence that these will pay off. Getting your business to the stage of being able to expand its workforce is a major milestone for any startup owner, but employing extra staff too soon, or creating unnecessary roles, can have a costly effect and in some cases, spell the end of your dream of being your own boss.
The Business Network International (BNI) found that 75 per cent of business owners are put off engaging with a small business because of its lack of social media presence. With over 270 million Twitter users and 1.2 billion Facebook users, there is hard evidence that social media is a powerful tool for business owners, however many SMEs are still reluctant to build an online following.