SME Secret Weapons – How Smaller Businesses Can Take On and Beat Bigger Competitors

how small business beat big business

In its 50 years, business book publisher Kogan Page has remained buoyant in a sector that is dominated by much larger companies.

The fact that its business is still prospering is testament to a few basic concepts that are as true today as when the company started in 1967. We asked Managing Director, Helen Kogan to share her experiences of how a smaller business can gain competitive advantage over bigger, dominant competitors. (more…)

5 ways small businesses can effectively communicate brand messages without big budgets

Branding tips for small businesses

The number of businesses in the UK is at a record high. It’s exciting the country is a fantastic place to start a business, but, it also means today’s business landscape is more competitive than ever before.

With lots of competition for customers it’s imperative you find ways to stand out in a crowded marketplace and set yourself apart from your competitors.

Creating strong brand messaging is one of best ways to get your product or business noticed. So how can smaller businesses do this effectively, without it costing too much? (more…)

5 marketing essentials to head off any drop in sales

One of the main dangers in the current economic climate for small businesses is self-paralysing fear. Many businesses will lose sales over the next year, but many others will see the recession as a sales opportunity. Here are five proactive ideas to help use marketing to your advantage.
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