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.
Workouts for busy business owners
On a mission to get even the busiest business owner moving after Christmas, Salman Kassam offers some tips on exercising when time is tight,
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.
A quick-start guide to content marketing
Mark James | 23 Jul 2014
Content marketing has become a key part of the modern marketing mix, so how can you use it to boost your business?
Win a billboard for your business!
22 Jul 2014
Boost your local promotion tactics with a top-quality free billboard …
Five takeaways from the Future of British Business Growth
Mark James | 19 Jun 2014
The Future of British Business Growth brought some of Britain’s best business minds together - so what lessons did our writer Mark take from the event?
The ‘carnival of football’ has kicked off, and almost half the world’s population is expected to tune in.
This month we are hosting a live panel discussion on selling online – and we want you to join in.
The 'very' beginner's guide to hackathons
Jess Warrener | 25 Feb 2014
We’ve got a hackathon coming up. What happens, what’s the point, and have you tried one?
Heath and safety: a guide for small businesses
Mark James | 21 Feb 2014
As a small business it’s essential to get up to speed with health and safety, as a lax knowledge of the law could lead you into trouble.
Hungry tech giants
James Porter | 20 Feb 2014
2013 was a busy year for tech acquisitions. Here is a breakdown of the biggest acquirers and the list of most important deals.
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.