In the current economic climate, it's more important than ever for businesses to find ways to stand out, streamline their operations, and rethink their approaches. Yet as many struggle to stay ahead of the competition, or even stay viable, the day-to-day activities are more than enough to grapple with – especially for small businesses where managers tend to wear several hats.

Whatever the motivation that brings the dream of self-employment into reality, we’ve developed 10 top tips to get you thinking about your way forward.

Many SME owners get to the point in the development of their business where they start to consider their various growth options. Could franchising be an option for you?

In today’s constantly changing and uncertain times, equipping your managers with the critical skills they need to drive growth has never been more important. Unfortunately, management and leadership has been a long-time blind spot in the UK skills agenda, with 71% of firms failing to offer training to first-time managers, instead leaving them to sink or swim in leadership roles that require an entirely different set of skills to the ones that they were promoted for.

Ross Golightly, Managing Director of Sphera Consulting, shares some insights on how to grow your business to the next level.

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