Running a small business can be lots of fun and very rewarding – but there are a number of everyday problems that every small business is likely to experience. Here are a few…and some tips for overcoming them…
You’ll face many big hurdles when setting up and running a new small business – like settling on your target audience and getting funding.
Many people get a mid-career slump after working for a long period – especially in a similar role or for the same company. If you’re feeling restless and detached from your work, it could be that you’ve hit yours. So, what to do now?
Doing the same job for many consecutive years without change can lead to a career slump or feeling as if you’re stuck in a rut. Your work starts to suffer because you’re not emotional or intellectually engaged with it anymore.
Spring is the perfect time to shed the clutter of the previous financial year, and provides the perfect opportunity to revitalise your work.
With these 5 “spring cleaning” jobs, pressing the restart button on your work has never been easier.
With freelancers, entrepreneurs and ‘work-from-homers’ cosying up for the day armed with a laptop and a cappuccino, we look at the pros and cons are of working from your favourite café.
There’s no denying it – working on your laptop in your favourite café or eatery definitely beats the stuffy office (and in winter it’s often nicer than sitting in your chilly kitchen). It’s even better when you manage to bag the cosiest corner seat, so you can spend the day cracking on through your task list with artisan coffee on hand and great people-watching opportunities to while away your breaktimes.
Social media is getting bigger all the time – and there’s no doubt it’s extremely useful in helping to promote your business.
Platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook allow you to show the world what you can do. See how you can get the most out of it for growing your business and brand…
Starting a business with your best friend sounds like a great project in theory, but it can have its ups and downs…
Some of the best businesses are started by best friends who hatch an idea organically and make it grow together.
In a technology-driven world we wanted show a few of our most-admired, small creative businesses some love.
Here are the art, textile and design businesses we think are paving the way in the UK’s creative industry.
Sometimes the best work is a result of teamwork, and at some stage in every freelancer’s career they’re required to work alongside a partner (or a group of partners) to get a project done.
We look at the world’s favourite duos and see what makes a great pairing.