The proof there’s no ‘I’ in team - infographic

The importance of team work is something most of us learn from an early age, and really shouldn’t be underestimated. Working collaboratively with colleagues can help initial seeds of an idea become a reality, and can help bring a new expertise to the table.

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10 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2017

At the start of a new year it’s natural to think about what may lie ahead and the opportunities that may present themselves. Every year we’re seeing new innovations, startups and emerging business leaders, and 2017 looks set to be no different.

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How to hire and fire - according to the pros

Hiring and firing. Neither are decisions I take lightly. If you hire the wrong people you risk upsetting the balance of your whole team, while firing someone obviously has serious consequences not just for the individual involved but for staff morale in general.

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6 words that will help you keep customers for life

I don't think there's any question that it's a lot harder than it was 30 years ago when there was no real alternative to shopping locally, but I still believe there are things that we, as businesses, can do to make it less likely for our customers to hop online and leave us.

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4 marketing books that will change your life

Marketing is a tough nut to crack. I know this as well as anyone else. But it looks like other business owners may also be thinking the same thing. And that's where taking a look at some fantastic marketing books can help.

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