After two years of pandemic fear and rising awareness around mental well-being, I think it is safe to say that health and wellness is perhaps the defining trend of our time.
Following two years of economic turmoil triggered by the pandemic, many SMEs would have thought the worst was behind them.
On reflection the last three years has been, from hindsight, one of the most turbulent periods in my career.
Part of our core responsibility is that we understand microbusinesses (those with under 10 employees) – they are the lifeblood of our organisation and we’re focused on empowering entrepreneurs and making opportunity more inclusive for all.
Once you have established your sales locally, your thoughts may turn to exporting elsewhere but scaling up and increasing sales abroad will invite some new challenges.
The years 2020 and 2021 will long be remembered among many SMEs in the UK as the time they regrouped and re-imagined the way they do business.
Acquisitions provide a great opportunity to achieve higher business valuation, but founders should carefully strategise their next move if they want to make a success of it.
Over the last two years, a lot has been made of the trend amongst small businesses for “digital transformation”.
2021 was the year the great resignation took hold, with over 4.4 million people across the UK quitting their jobs.
Joanne Swash has an important message for business owners who she advises to ‘take ownership and embed sustainability into their day-to-day culture.’