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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.

15 August 2017

Hiring demand in the UK remains strong and unemployment is at a record low but pay rises are likely to remain subdued, according to a new economic forecast.

15 August 2017

The Government's Fit to Work scheme, designed to tackle sickness absence in the workplace, has failed to engage the majority of UK businesses.

14 August 2017

Southampton, London and Edinburgh are the best UK cities for self-employed workers, according to a new study.

14 August 2017

Nine months after launch, a new scheme has already enabled 230 UK small businesses that were turned down by big banks to get £3.8 million in funding from alternative lenders.

9 August 2017

New research shows that more than one in five UK consumers are willing to allow brands to collect their details in exchange for "something in return".

9 August 2017

Businesses in the UK need to shout about their ethical credentials as much as they do about their products, according to the findings of a new survey.

8 August 2017

Over one-third of UK workers say that smart workplace dress codes are outdated, and half say work wear is likely to become more casual.

8 August 2017

The Government has announced a new Data Protection Bill that will bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law.

8 August 2017

The Government has announced a new Data Protection Bill that will bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law.

7 August 2017

Independent retailers that don't offer an online shopping experience are being left behind by tech-savvy store owners, according to a new study.