It’s been a busy week in the world of UK business thanks to politics. From the Queen’s speech to the anticipation of economic growth, we see the end of the month bringing mixed emotions across the board. Read on to catch up.
Feature of the Week
Missed the Queen’s Speech? With the promise of a ‘Bold first step’ as a united nation, the next five years see the first Conservative government in nearly two decades.
Find out what this means and how it will affect small businesses across the country.
SMEs optimistic of return to boom years | Smallbusiness.co.uk
Great news is on the horizon with small businesses setting their sights on expansion, with 43 percent looking to grow in the next three years. As the economic recovery continues to take shape, confidence is starting to soar, meaning only good things for the British high street.
To see what else small businesses are planning with the news of potential prosperity, click on the link above.
In the Queen’s Speech this week it was announced that those working 30 hours a week on minimum wage would not need to pay income tax. The government’s programme also includes giving 30 of free childcare a week.
So what’s the big whoop about 30 hours? Read this tell all article to find out.
Online trolls and malicious social posters have the power to bring down and even ruin business, especially as the cost of dealing with unjust online reviews continues to rise. In a recent poll of 1,000 business owners, over 50 percent said that they have dealt with or have been targeted by “trolls”.
This article explores the statistics and reviews how the nation small businesses are dealing.
It’s time your business hired a growth hacker – here’s why | The Guardian
The growing trend of growth hacking coming over from our friends across the pond in Silicon Valley is one that you would be foolish to ignore. What is this new fancy trend and why do you need it? Simply put, growth hacking is the combination of programming skills and in-depth marketing knowledge. With the aim to help attract and retain new customers to your business, it’s definitely a skill you need.
You’ll be surprised by how much it’s helping businesses worldwide…