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.
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.
Last week Simply Business hosted our latest Google Hangout, in which we discussed getting business advice.
Join our Hangout to find the best business advice for you
Josh Hall | 31 Jan 2014
Sign up to participate in our free Hangout to help you get the business advice you need.
Preventing retail theft - a quick-start guide
Josh Hall | 28 Jan 2014
Retail theft reached its highest level for nine years during 2013.
Apply now for a £2,000 government Growth Voucher
Josh Hall | 27 Jan 2014
The government today launched a new scheme offering subsidised advice to the UK’s small businesses.
2014 action plan
Jess Warrener | 10 Jan 2014
It's January, it's wet and it's the end of week one. Shake off the blues with your own four step action plan.
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.