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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.

April 2017

27 April 2017

Over half of small businesses with EU workers are worried about finding skilled staff and growing their business after Brexit, according to new research.

27 April 2017

Despite concerns about the UK economy, most UK micro-business owners say they play to grow their business in the next six months.

27 April 2017

New research has mapped out the rising problem of workplace stress across the UK.

27 April 2017

The introduction of the dividend tax allowance has caused tax filing problems for some freelancers and contractors according to payroll and accountancy body, the FCSA.

27 April 2017

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...

20 April 2017

A poll of 1,200 businesses across the UK has found that 20% have been affected by a cyber security breach in the past 12 months and 21% believe the threat of cyber crime has stopped them growing.

20 April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election in June may have caught everyone unawares, but business groups have been quick to react.

20 April 2017

New research has found that 41% of SMEs have lost money because of mistakes they have made on their self-assessment tax returns.

20 April 2017

The UK is near the bottom of an international class when it comes to key measures on skills, according to a damning new report.

20 April 2017

Our round-up of other small business stories making the headlines this week...