Owen Gough is a reporter for SmallBusiness.co.uk. He has a background in small business marketing strategies and is responsible for writing content on subjects ranging from small business finance to technology and HR.

Growth Planning

Stay ahead of the curve: what are the 2018 office design trends?

Simon Clark, office interior specialist at Irongate Group, asks designers and trendsetters on what designs will prevail in 2018.


Funding and financing for recruitment agencies

Whether you’re looking to secure startup funding or take an existing business to the next level, quality recruitment finance solutions can cover all your requirements.


What are the benefits of bridging loans?

Depending on who you are, what you need, when you need it and what you need it for, you may find bridging loans to be a uniquely accessible and affordable service. So whether ready to begin an application or still considering the options available to you, here’s a brief rundown of the five biggest benefits of bridging loans


What it’s like to be a woman in logistics

Sameena Ashraf, business development, Stowga, explains how actually the logistics industry is not that scary a place for women and discusses how during a very short passage of time, the logistics sector and Stowga has very much come to feel like ‘home’.

Venture Capital Funding

Investment appetite on the rise as Britons fail to meet financial goals

New research from the online investment platform SyndicateRoom has highlighted how lacklustre returns has boosted interest in investing in start-ups.

PR and Marketing Strategy

Five key tips about starting up an affiliate marketing business

For growing businesses who are looking to get their names out there, affiliate marketing can be a huge benefit. Here we look at how it can help businesses.


Duvet day: Two thirds of Brits skip work over stress

Two thirds of the UK population have taken a duvet day due to hectic work schedules and that 65 per cent of people would be more likely to take a job if the company offered duvet days as part of its contract.


Airsorted raises £5 million in Series A funding to fuel global expansion

Airsorted, the world’s largest hosting management service, today announces the successful completion of a Series A funding round worth £5 million to support its upcoming expansion with investors including Pi Labs and Atami Capital.


Ten entrepreneurs who have shown age is just a number!

It's never too late to start your own business. Here we look at ten entrepreneurs who all found success after 50.


Could artificial intelligence leave businesses at risk from hackers?

Cyber security experts at CJCH have offered their advice to businesses on how artificial intelligence (AI) hacking could impact their daily lives. They’ve outlined what AI businesses use every day which could be vulnerable to attack, and offered advice on what they can do to protect themselves.


Development finance – The what, how, who and why?

In this article, we clarify just a few of the most important questions regarding development finance and its mechanics.

Human Resources

Five key employment law developments to watch out for in April

April is a busy month for most businesses, with the start of a new financial year creating accounting and reporting requirements for many.