General business articles and news
Running a small business in the UK is a challenge. Business owners need to be knowledgeable in a range of areas, from employee relations to tax rules, and from customer care to product development. This section is here to help you run your business effectively.
The importance of customer care
Customer care is at the heart of every successful business. As a business owner, you should be constantly striving to offer a faultless experience to those individuals. So how can you make sure that you are providing your customers with the very best possible service?
In this podcast, Jason Stockwood talkes about the importance of good customer care. Listen to the podcast or read the podcast on this page.
It is time for change in the insurance industry.
Prepare your retail business for Christmas
Josh Hall | 20 Nov 2013
Christmas is a vital period for retailers, and it brings with it its own set of unique challenges.
Is the UK economy really in recovery?
Josh Hall | 4 Nov 2013
The coalition has enjoyed what appears to be a raft of positive economic data – but the UK’s small businesses aren’t buying it.
Why you should be entering business awards
Josh Hall | 16 Sep 2013
The UK has a growing number of awards designed to celebrate the best of business - and you should be entering.
What would you do with £1,000?
Josh Hall | 3 Sep 2013
Last month Simply Business travelled to Northamptonshire to deliver a cheque for £1,000 to one lucky business owner.
What can you learn from independent record shops?
Josh Hall | 6 Aug 2013
Independent record shops have seen their sales grow for the first time in a decade. What can other retailers learn from their success?
Working outdoors - Tips for staying productive outside
Josh Hall | 12 Jul 2013
Heatwaves of the sort we are currently experiencing always result in a mass exodus from office to park.
Could you claim thousands in late payment compensation?
Josh Hall | 9 Jul 2013
A small business owner has paved the way for entrepreneurs to claim thousands in interest and penalties for late payment.
Productivity tips and tools - A roundup
By Josh Hall | 17 May 2012
We want to help you make the most of your time – so we have compiled a series of tips, guides, and interactive graphics to help boost your productivity.
The Simply Business Productivity Series
By Jasper Martens/ Hannah Smith | 3 May 2012
Increasing productivity is a challenge - that's why we've put together a series of tools and resources.
Top tips to start exporting
By Josh Hall | 2 April 2012
Exporting has long been a popular expansion strategy, but it can be a daunting thing to begin. We have compiled some top tips to help you explore new markets.
Britain's best small business stories: Owl Wise
Jade Wimbledon | 17 Jan 2013We filmed a video interview with the owner of Owl Wise, Phil Eckett, and met some of the beautiful birds in his care.