Technology has a fundamental role to play in transforming how we do business and succeed. From handling customer orders to calling a colleague in another country, it is at the heart of all British firms.
Author Real Business
Despite 2013 legislation stating that debtors not paying within 60 days will be forced to pay interest and reimburse reasonable recovery costs, around 85 per cent of SMEs are affected by late payments. As such, we took a look at six ways SME owners could avoid being owed money by consumers.
As the UK economy starts to recover, export activity will be critical to sustaining growth. However, there are several key factors to consider before the international stage becomes feasible – but as with most things, everything becomes easier when you know the tricks of the trade.
The Real Business Growing Business Awards, supported by the CBI and held in association with Lloyds Bank, highlights some of the country’s most exciting, innovative and scaleable business models – and we’re currently on the hunt for candidates for the Larger Company of the Year Award (turnover £50m+).
Real Business has teamed up with corporate events business Chillisauce to have a look at some ways of bucking the traditional away day trends, such as paintballing or an obstacle course, in favour of more imaginative and memorable experiences.
There’s nothing more exciting for a small business than suddenly seeing a big peak in demand out of the blue. However most business owners would agree the second thought that comes is: "Eeek, how am I going to supply this?!"
If there’s one thing most small business owners will agree on, it’s that running a business has its ups and downs.
The recent economic upswing has seen SMEs across the UK shift business plans to expansion, and according to our latest Business in Britain survey – a bi-annual research survey of 1,500 SMEs – many are aiming to fuel growth this year through an increase in investment.
Want to deliver a really positive customer experience? A little can go a long way according to recent American Express® research.
There is an enduring myth that the British household was once a place where people ate together every night of the week, where unhealthy foods were banished from the dinner table.
Following the difficult period the majority of SMEs across all sectors endured during the financial crisis and commercial downturn, there is light at the end of the economic tunnel.
For those entrepreneurs or business owners looking to indulge for a little less, Real Business has the run down on the top restaurants where you can bring your own alcohol on certain days,