- Starting Out
- Sales & Marketing
- Technology & Communication
- Protecting Your Business
- Human Resources
- Money Matters
- Buying & Selling a Business
Each week we are bringing you top tips and advice from Rachel Bridge – leading entrepreneur and small business expert – on all aspects of running your own business.
How to find a good business ideaHaving a great idea is fundamental to business success. If the core activity underpinning your business proposition is flawed, you will really struggle to create a thriving long term venture. read more
How to price your product or serviceWhen you are starting up a business, one of the hardest things to get right is deciding the price of your products or services. It is also one of the most important aspects, because getting it wrong can spell disaster for your... read more
How to use social media effectivelySocial media has become an increasingly important way of promoting your business. But you do need to know what you are doing. read more
The pros and cons of video conferencingIf your business has employees based in different parts of the country – or indeed the world – then you are likely to spend a lot of time, money, and energy on business travel, simply to bring people together for meetings.... read more
How to improve your chances of getting a bank loanBank loans are a relatively appealing way to get funding for your business venture because they are fairly low cost and, unlike some other forms... read more
How to protect your business – an overview of Intellectual PropertyAs you grow your business you are likely to be creating logos, designs, brand names, and images for it. You might even invent entirely new products or processes. read more
How to recruit good peopleIf you are going to create a successful business, you will need to hire the best possible employees to help you do it. read more
How to exportExporting your products to other countries around the world can be a great way to build up sales. It can also help to make your business more robust because any downturn in one market can be offset by growth elsewhere. read more
Understanding VATDealing with VAT can be a real headache for small businesses and you can be liable for significant fines and penalties if you get it wrong. read more
How to prepare your business for saleSelling your business can be a really stressful experience, not least because the difference between getting it right and getting it wrong can amount to life-changing sums of money. read more
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