With the UK ranked as the third largest e-commerce market in the world, it no longer matters if you’re running a small cafe or an office of 200 professionals. Investing in a digital strategy is no longer an option – it’s imperative if you want to maintain a competitive advantage as a business. Here are five The post Five ways to digitally transform your small business in 2018 appeared first on Small Business.
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GDPR is one of the most over-used terms of the year, even outranking Beyoncé in Google search interest. It’s true that GDPR comes with its challenges, with privacy breaches now meaning potential fines of up to four per cent of global turnover. However, it also marks a positive step towards the business community taking the The post GDPR: gain business advantage from the data regulation shake-up appeared first on Small Business.
From desktop computers to proprietary software, it is more important than ever for businesses to have the right technology in place. Whereas 20 years ago technology may have merely assisted with business functions, now it is fundamental to them. The choice of powerful hardware, and software that can help you market yourself, sell your product, manage The post Business technology examples: Three small company owners discuss their critical IT appeared first on Small Business.
Modern technology and changing consumer behaviour is heralding a new era for the shopping experience. With reports of declining high street sales and well-known brands closing stores, retailers are naturally concerned about the future of in-store shopping. E-commerce is creating more competition and it is clear that retailers must evolve in order to retain and The post Wi-Fi: the key to getting customers back on the high street appeared first on Small Business.
Fostering creativity in the workplace can be challenging, but it’s doable. Business leaders are starting to realise the importance of offering employees the skills and tools they need to thrive in this new world of work– otherwise, they run the risk of high staff turnover and an unproductive, unhappy workplace. There are many ways for The post How to use technology and space to spark employee creativity appeared first on Small Business.
Wouldn’t it be nice to achieve the perfect work-life balance? Less time at work and more spare time for what you love doing, or to sort things you simply never get round to doing. The reality however is that most small businesses are on constant overdrive, handling the day-to-day pressures of running a successful organisation The post How technology can be the best treatment for a work-life imbalance appeared first on Small Business.
When something you take for granted breaks down, you quickly appreciate how important it is. For small business owners, it’s their payment system. The recent VISA card outages had a huge impact across the UK and Europe, with consumers everywhere struggling to pay for products and services. In some cases, more than half of all The post Card payment system down: a survival guide for small businesses appeared first on Small Business.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents an important and necessary step towards protecting users’ privacy and providing more transparency. However, for many businesses, the buzz around GDPR has made it appear to be an unnecessarily complex administrative task that, by law, they must address. A recent survey bears this out and found that less The post GDPR is now in force: make sure you don’t get caught out appeared first on Small Business.
A key part of a collaborative and mobile culture is BYOD. BYOD, or bring your own device, describes a policy wherein employees are permitted to work with their own personal laptops, tablets and smartphones, rather than being provided one by the company. A BYOD policy allows employees who spend much of the work day outside The post Improve and secure your way of working: Office 365 and BYOD appeared first on Small Business.
The key to a successful business app requires an understanding of your marketing strategy, a little preparation and some commitment to making sure the app works for the business. Without any of these, your prospects, customers or social media followers will not download your app or when they do download your app, ignore or delete The post What is the key to a successful business app? appeared first on Small Business.