7 ways small business owners can navigate the cost of living crisis

Everyone is feeling the cost of living squeeze right now and there isn’t a day when it doesn’t hit the headlines. But this isn’t just a consumer issue, high inflation and rising costs are a major concern for small businesses too.   Business owners who’ve experienced challenging times as a result of the pandemic are […]

How to get to know professionals in an accessible way

Networking

Meeting other professionals is a must-do for small business owners and brings many benefits from sharing knowledge to getting support and expert advice. But what is the best way to go about it? This month we thought we’d share hints and tips on how to get to know professionals, including industry experts, in an accessible […]

Lonely heart business scams: Hijacks and how to stay safe

Lonely Heart Scams Blog

It’s the season of goodwill but unfortunately not everyone has good intentions at this time of year or any other time for that matter. Scammers are everywhere, taking advantage of individuals and businesses. We often hear about people being duped into parting with their cash by fraudsters on dating sites but not much is said […]

5 ways to boost your digital marketing

Digital Marketing Tips

There has been a digital transformation over recent months with increasing numbers of businesses moving their products and services online. It’s crucial that small businesses get to grips with digital marketing to promote their online offering effectively. The good news is that small businesses can really excel at digital marketing and spending time on it […]

How to grow your small business

Business Growth

Are you a small business owner looking to grow your business? If the answer is YES, the good news is there’s plenty you can do from digital marketing to adopting a growth mindset. At Better Business at Hand, we support businesses at every stage in the growth cycle from fledgling start-ups to well-established businesses. Here […]

How to improve the performance of your small business

Business Performance

Here at Better Business at Hand, if we had to offer one word of advice for small business owners it would be to spend more time working on your business.   With so much to do when you’re running a business, it’s easy to focus on day-to-day operations. But to improve performance, it’s essential that […]

The importance of perseverance for new businesses

Starting a business is full of highs and some lows. Getting your first client or making your first sale is the best feeling ever. But success isn’t instant and sometimes the path to progress is rocky. The key thing is not to give up. One of the most valuable components in a small business owner’s […]

Why planning is so important for small businesses

Business Planning and Decision Making

Let’s face it, by February most of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions. A huge round of applause if you managed to complete Dry January or Veganuary with things as they are at the moment!  That said, if we’ve found resolutions a bit much this year, we shouldn’t give up on the […]

Time is money for small business owners

Time is Money for Small Business Owners

Time is precious. At the end of October, we gained an hour when the clocks went back. However, it’s more usual that time is not on our side. We are always trying to beat the clock, whether it’s getting the kids to finish their homework or just completing those everyday must-do tasks. Time escapes us. […]