All Starting A Business articles – Page 6

  • Mush
    Feature

    Bringing mums together

    2020-08-18T07:00:04Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Looking after small children can be a lonely business. Katie Massie-Taylor was standing ...

  • News

    80% of SMEs confident of Covid recovery despite gloomy outlook

    2020-08-17T15:04:30Z

    Four in five (80%) UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident they will recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research conducted by Starling Bank and the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The survey of more than 300 UK SMEs across a range of sectors also found that two-thirds (68%) ...

  • News

    Employers support minimum wage rise

    2020-08-17T12:00:06Z

    More than half of employers in the UK support the idea of increasing minimum wage but are urging the government to help businesses adapt to a higher wage floor, according to a new study. The report, conducted by Learning and Work Institute and Carnegie UK Trust, found that employers do ...

  • Feature

    Total wellbeing and holistic health: How Covid is changing the food and drink industry

    2020-08-17T10:28:04Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking It had been steadily growing but Covid-19 may be accelerating the wellbeing and holistic health food and drink sector, a development that may be given further impetus by Boris Johnson’s Better Health Campaign. “The biggest consumers of our alcohol-free beer are people who do ...

  • Feature

    How to manage cash in a crisis

    2020-08-17T09:11:46Z

    Throughout any challenging climate, businesses will be tasked with the difficult prospect of reacting swiftly and innovatively, in order to survive.

  • News

    Second self-employed support grants open

    2020-08-17T08:27:33Z

    Millions of self-employed workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for a second support grant from the government. It is believed more than three million people are likely to be eligible for the grant of up to £6,750. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said this would be the final payout ...

  • News

    Holiday bookings surge for 2021

    2020-08-13T10:55:37Z

    There are "encouraging signs" for the holiday industry in 2021, travel firm Tui has said after it reported a surge in bookings for next year. The UK's largest tour operator said bookings for next summer were up a "very promising" 145%. It comes as Tui posted a €1.1 billion (£955m) ...

  • Loaf-Logo
    Feature

    Warburtons launches joint venture to support baking businesses

    2020-08-13T09:02:04Z

    Bakery brand Warburtons has launched a new venture designed to support businesses with innovative baked products. Batch Ventures is a joint project with leading independent business accelerator Mission Ventures. Designed to support the growth of SMEs and start-ups, Batch Ventures combines equity funding together with hands-on support from successful entrepreneurs ...

  • News

    Shoppers to avoid stores on Black Friday

    2020-08-13T08:43:09Z

    An overwhelming majority of shoppers in the UK are currently planning to avoid stores on Black Friday due to fears over Coronavirus. A study conducted by Contentsquare of 1,000 people found that 91% will be not be shopping in physical stores on the big discount day. There is also a ...

  • Feature

    Kickstarting online sales: A beginner’s guide to e-commerce

    2020-08-13T08:31:18Z

    So you’ve just launched your first e-commerce store? Only one thing’s missing… customers.

  • Bboxx
    Feature

    Electrifying the globe

    2020-08-13T07:17:18Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . Around one in nine people around the globe lives without electricity. Until as ...

  • News

    UK enters official recession

    2020-08-12T08:06:48Z

    The UK economy has officially entered a recession after contracting for the second consecutive quarter. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the UK economy shrank by 20.4% between April and June compared with the first three months of the year - the biggest drop on record. Sparked by the ...

  • Horizon Care
    Feature

    The caring business

    2020-08-11T07:00:05Z

    By Nick Travis, partner at Smith & Williamson This article was originally published in Smith & Williamson’s Enterprise magazine, a thought leadership publication for entrepreneurs and growth companies. You can download this issue of Enterprise here . There are easier ways to make a living than running care homes: first ...

  • Feature

    How SMEs can prepare for the post-COVID economy

    2020-08-11T07:00:02Z

    As businesses adapt to the new normal, they will need to make choices about how their businesses recover and, in some cases, reinvent.

  • News

    Staff trust employers to make workplace safe

    2020-08-10T10:48:34Z

    Nearly three quarters of workers in the UK trust their employer to create a safe and healthy workplace as they return following the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey, conducted by Kronos Incorporated, also found that 92% of workers are at least "a little" comfortable with their employer running a contact tracing ...

  • Ben
    Opinion

    Business Growth in Turbulent Times

    2020-08-10T10:21:29Z

    Speaker: Ben Kiziltug Date: 27/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) Covid-19 has challenged businesses of all shapes and sizes. In a short space of time, business leaders have been forced to adapt to the abnormal and rethink their plans and strategies, while still driving growth. The pressure is ...

  • Mark
    Opinion

    How to use loyalty to stand out from the crowd

    2020-08-10T10:16:05Z

    Speaker: Mark Maclure Date: 20/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) There are many proven statistics that show how it is considerably easier to win business from existing customers compared to winning new customers. In these challenging times, there has arguably never been a more important time to love ...

  • Starling
    Opinion

    Better business banking and protection insurance

    2020-08-10T10:12:34Z

    Speaker: Phil Roach & Guy Waller Date: 13/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) At Starling we speak to our business banking customers everyday, and we know when you’re a busy entrepreneur, dealing with everything from your finances to business development, planning for the future can be hard. But ...

  • Raj
    Opinion

    Social distancing in the workplace

    2020-08-10T10:07:49Z

    Speaker: Raj Krishnamurthy Date: 11/08/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (BST) The British Chambers of Commerce suggests that 1 in 10 businesses will struggle to implement social distancing, and fewer than 2 in 5 businesses agree they can implement social distancing and fully restart operations in the process. Despite ...

  • News

    Third of businesses expect to make redundancies

    2020-08-10T09:14:35Z

    A third of employers in the UK expect to make redundancies between July and September, according to a new study. The survey, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the recruiter Adecco, showed a 50% surge in the number of businesses looking to make job cuts ...