Local Business

Protect Small Business: Scrap Permitted Development Rights

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

We must petition strongly to prevent this policy becoming permanent, in order to protect our towns and high streets.

The Consequences of Not Buying Small

Claire Watt-Smith | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK
Claire Watt-Smith

When you run your own company you know and very much appreciate how difficult and tiring it is for others in the same position. Every lead matters. Every sale is valued. Every contact is treasured. I make a point of supporting fellow entrepreneurs.

How to Make Twitter Work For Your Local Business

Mette Poynton | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Tech
Mette Poynton

I used to think Twitter was not for me or my business AT ALL. I used to think Twitter was just a platform for celebrities to share their lunch habits, flirtatious messages and mudslinging matches with each other and everyone who cared enough to listen. I was wrong.

Worry About the Business Model, Not the Sales Figures

Julian Dobson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK
Julian Dobson

The January hangover, apparently, is already here on our high streets. At a time when, traditionally, the sales are in full swing, retailers are already adjusting their mindsets to disappointment.

Have We All Been 'Brand'ed?

Daniella Gibb | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniella Gibb

We have become creatures of habit blinded by brands and scared to go out of our comfort zone.

'Olympic Traders' Left On The Verge Of Ruin

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

Furious market traders who spent £25,000 on stalls for an "Olympic" food market claim they were duped about how many people would come past their sta...

UK Governments and Banks Need to Help SMEs, not Hinder

Norman Shaw | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Politics
Norman Shaw

Make no mistake: SMEs and entrepreneurs are vital to the UK's economic recovery.

Tesco Towns or Localism – Who Runs Planning?

Tony Burton | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tony Burton

Seven months is a long time in legislation. It was only last December that the Localism Bill was published amid a fanfare of radical decentralisation, communities "in control" and a "power shift" to those who know their areas best. New radical rights to draw up neighbourhood plans were unveiled and communities pricked up their ears and wondered.