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A marketing strategy tells you what to say, how to say it and who to say it to in order to make more sales. Our guide to the basics.

Market your business online - from your website to social networking, advertising, search engine optimisation, email marketing and more.

The basics you need to know about raising your business profile through advertising, and how to make sure your campaigns are successful.

Focusing on taking care of your existing customers could be much better for your bottom line than chasing new business. The basics of customer care.

No business can survive without selling. Our overview of planning your sales strategy and recruiting, training and managing sales staff.

Get the basics right - our quick guide to the main types of market research and how to get the information you need no matter what your budget.

Direct marketing is ideal for small businesses as it's highly targeted, cost-effective and simple to DIY. Our guide to how to get started.

Start here - find out how attending and displaying at exhibitions and events can benefit your business, and learn how to build your network.

PR

The basic things you need to know about PR for your business, building relationships with the media and managing the impact of publicity.

13 December 2017

New research for HMRC has found that 70% of businesses are still unaware of the forthcoming roll-out of Making Tax Digital (MTD).

13 December 2017

With skills shortages raising the prospect of increased staff turnover, new research suggests that many employees are content to stay where they are.

12 December 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses has warned that UK productivity growth will continue to stall unless action is taken to tackle the digital skills deficit in small businesses. 

12 December 2017

Two surveys by the Institute of Directors reveal that founders of young companies are feeling much more confident about their prospects than directors at more established businesses.

11 December 2017

Four out of five freelancers and micro-business owners admit that they have worked through an illness rather than taking time off.

11 December 2017

The health of small businesses in the UK is at its lowest level in three years, according to the latest SME Health Check Index.

6 December 2017

A new study predicts that the four-hour working day will be the norm within 30 years as technology revolutionises the way we do business.

6 December 2017

The UK's leading freelancer body has described the low levels of pensions saving by self-employed Brits as a "ticking time bomb".

5 December 2017

Small businesses contributed £1.9 trillion to the UK economy this year, according to new Government figures.

5 December 2017

The planning system in England is more "complex, costly and difficult" for business than it was five years ago, according to a new report from the British Chambers of Commerce.