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The Importance of Teams, Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them & Making Teams Work Note: Mark Suster originally published this post on April 17, 2016. I am reposting most of it here because the content is relevant to most of our small businesses. Getting our teams to work efficiently and more is challenging. When doing teamwork properly, the results are transformative and much more than the sum of the individual parts. Never one to just raise a topic, I have added extensively to the original to give actionable strategies to make teams work......

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  Gary is the founder and owner at Advanced Print Services in Coulsdon. Their services include photocopying, printing, banners, business cards, flyers, brochures, canvas photo print, booklets and programmes, mugs and promotional items as well as embroidered and printed workwear. Gary started the business way back in 1992 – he emphasises that Advanced Print is far from old – Gary says they are young at heart as they are forward-thinking and invest in modern technology. Gary is passionate about cars. In fact, they are all petrol-heads at Advanced Print. They work fast......

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This is a Guest post by Giacomo at http://www.language-media.co.uk. We like it because it’s short and sweet, while covering some of the Digital Marketing essentials for small businesses and Start-ups in the Internet age. Enjoy Short but complete guide to digital marketing fundamentals In the modern age of technological advancement, digital marketing is a vital element of successfully attracting customers and clients to any small business. However, getting started with it for your small business can seem to be a daunting and overwhelming task for those who are not yet well versed......

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Radka is a consultant at Synergy V3, providing health and nutrition products, advice and services to help people stay healthy and live a longer, happier life. She is a busy lady as she also has 2 children and a ‘day job’ in addition to being a Regional Director of Business Biscotti, a Business networking organisation. Find out how Radka combines all the different parts of her business life to make it all work seamlessly. She also tells us about her passion for helping people, what she has learnt in business, her achievements,......

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Keiran, the ‘Man in Black’ is an expert designer. He has created many websites for local and national companies in the UK. Keiran has also designed many eye-catching logos and business materials that give businesses a memorable brand image online and offline. He is a gifted musician who plays a guitar at the drop of a hat, and he has a massive interest in support for children with disabilities. Find out how Keiran got into starting his business, his experiences, what he has achieved, his learning and challenges, tips for aspiring branding......

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Ashton-Paul is a highly successful residential property expert who helps homeowner achieve their property dreams. He is the Managing Director of an Architectural business based in Carshalton, Surrey. Ashton-Paul has recently released a book to help save homeowners time, money and avoid stress on home improvement projects. Words cannot describe his crazy personality and public speaking abilities..you have to meet him to understand. Listen to Ashton-Paul talk about his background, business experiences, ambitions, challenges, plans for the future and much more....

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Tim started the first ever Right at Home franchise, a fantastic homecare service that supports older people and people with disabilities to live in their homes. His background includes many years in journalism. Tim’s determination and drive to improve the lives of elderly people, especially those with dementia, is clearly evident when you speak to him. Get inspired by Tim’s journey into his business, how he has shaped the services and the challenges he has overcome to get the business to where it is today....

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4Ms of Business Foundation Series – Part 3: Money – 14 Top ways to fund Start-ups   Welcome to the third instalment of the 4Ms of business foundation series. The first article examined Business Models for the digital economy. If you missed it, see it HERE. The second part of the series looked at Management Models. See it HERE. The final post in the pack will shed light on Marketing for small businesses. So be sure to check in on next month’s update. Access to money drives the small business economy. Without......

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Here’s a Guest post following a request I received by email to share it with you. I think it is interesting reading for our wonderful subscribers, so here it is. Enjoy! How Small Businesses and Startups Can Stay Competitive and Close Big Deals Guest post by Danny Wong  Originally in Small Business (November 16, 2015)  Lean businesses have an advantage over their larger counterparts: They can move fast and innovate, which affords them a competitive edge in negotiations. With a smart approach to sales and thrifty marketing strategies, they’re empowered to do more with less. Furthermore,......

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I love this post by that looks at a health issue we should all pay attention to Stress. Whether you are an entrepreneur or digital marketer, we all work under pressures that may well be damaging our health! Put simply, burying your head in the sand about work stress is probably the fastest route to an early grave! I can honestly say that there will not be you, your business or job without good health. This flowchart gives you a simple and straightforward way to measure how stressed you are. You will......

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