News

Small business owners shoulder the worst of the pandemic’s aftereffects

- November 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on ways of working has undoubtedly affected all workplaces. However according to new findings, small business owners are struggling the most with 3 in 5 unable to carry out normal business. The aftereffects of COVID are far and many. Government-mandated lockdowns, social distancing restrictions and economic uncertainty are a few. A… Read more »

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The ins and outs of invoice financing

- November 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

Are cash flow gaps preventing you from taking up business opportunities? Small Business First gives you the lowdown on invoice financing and explains why it should be on your radar. Late payments are the bane of small business. As the coronavirus crisis continues to put pressure on the nation’s business owners, concerns around cash flow… Read more »

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How to optimise your business to avoid disruption

- November 5, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID19 has left many businesses questioning whether their existing models are fit for purpose. As the health crisis continues and businesses begin to retool to adjust to the new normal – now is the perfect time to see how to shift gears and shape your business for the best possible future. Testing the resilience of… Read more »

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Why your business needs a website now!

- October 27, 2020 3 MIN READ

The coronavirus crisis has proved the value of online to small business owners more than ever before. If your business isn’t online already, it needs to be now! The coronavirus crisis has particularly hit hard small business owners. Forced closures and social distancing restrictions that limit the number of patrons in a shop mean businesses… Read more »

Business Advice

How to drive traffic on social media

- October 16, 2020 2 MIN READ

Worldwide, there are 60 million businesses with active Facebook accounts. Four million of these currently utilise Facebook’s advertising platform (including Instagram). The majority of these businesses are small-to-medium-sized enterprises. So, how do you compete with all of this global foot traffic? A measured approach Whilst social media should be essential to your marketing mix, you do… Read more »

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Opinion

Why we need to adopt a new way of thinking

- October 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19 has tested leadership in unimaginable ways and created change that is here to stay. Leaders who can stay level-headed, emphasize clarity, motivate a team, act decisively and quickly amidst uncertainty and risk are better placed for survival and reinvention, writes Sharon Williams, Founder and CEO, Taurus Marketing. Be honest if you want to instil… Read more »