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 […]

Small businesses and mental health

There’s no getting away from the fact that we live in uncertain times, just as we’re learning to live with Covid, the focus has shifted to how to deal with high energy bills and the cost of living squeeze this will bring for many UK households. For businesses it’s a question of continuing to cope […]

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 […]