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Business owners know the road to success requires knowledge as well as determination. Finances, operations and relationships all play their role in keeping companies thriving. Read our articles all about running a business, perfect for small business owners looking to drive your business towards its next chapter.

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Growth and operations

Scaling a business is no mean feat. Operational know-how could help to prepare your small enterprise to take on larger projects, hire more employees and turn an attractive profit.

Read our growth and operations articles

Finance and legal

Whether you run a consultancy firm or a small salon, every business needs healthy finances and a degree of legal understanding. Our blog is filled with insights which may help business owners and directors plan for the future.

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Data and tech innovation

Technological know-how isn't just for digital businesses. As software and analytics become more central, all kinds of organisations will need to understand the cutting edge.

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Leadership and management

As your business grows, its leadership requirements are likely to shift, too. You might take on an employee for the very first time, or need to lead an organisation through change.

Discover our articles on leadership and management

Customers and clients

Customers keep your business afloat by keeping the money coming in. These relationships are crucial to success, but navigating them isn't always simple.

Discover more with our customer and client relationship articles

Brand and marketing

What is the essence of your business, and how would you like it to be perceived? These questions aren't always front and centre when you start trading, but they can shape your chances of long-term success.

Discover our articles about brand and marketing

Wellbeing in the workplace

Happy, healthy employees make for a productive workplace which could be more likely to survive the test of time.

Learn more with our wellbeing in the workplace category

Freelancers and contractors

Running a solo enterprise brings a unique set of requirements and considerations. Our tailored guides may help with the basics of working remotely, navigating contracts and mastering independence.

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Featured articles

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How to manage risk in marketing and advertising

Every type of business faces risk, but when you trade in communications and media, reputation and copyright considerations can add to the challenge.

Read our ultimate guide to managing communications risk to get ahead.

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My client won't pay and we didn't contract

Contracts can be instrumental in securing client agreements. If you didn't have a contract and your customer is refusing to pay, what happens next?

Learn more with our guide to securing client payments.

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The pros and cons of systems integration

Are you wondering how to get the most from your small business' IT infrastructure? In this article, Mike Briercliffe weighs up the potential positives and negatives of integrating systems.

Read our guide to IT integration to learn more.

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The importance of workplace confidentiality

When you have employees, the issue of workplace confidentiality becomes all the more important, since personal information and sensitive business data can reach more eyes.

Read our guide to workplace confidentiality to discover more.

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A step-by-step guide to becoming a contractor

Independence can feel good, which is why so many people move away from the 9 to 5 and towards contracting. It can be smart to stay informed as you make the transition.

Learn more about becoming a contractor with our guide.

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The challenges businesses need consultants for

No small business owner can know everything, which is where consultants come in. Their specialist knowledge can help in a range of business areas.

Read our guide to discover the top 10 challenges consultants can solve.

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The perfect employee induction

Taking on new employees can be exciting – it's a sign business is doing well, after all. Getting the induction process right can help to maximise the benefits.

Get inspired with our guide to the perfect induction process.

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The importance of workplace friendships

Company culture can shape productivity – and workplace friendships could be the key to developing a positive environment.

Learn more with our guide to workplace friendships.

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Hosting a successful Meetup

Business is all about connection. Despite the opportunities brought forward by modern technology, sometimes good, old-fashioned face-to-face meetings can prove invaluable.

Read our 9-step guide to using Meetup to learn more.

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