• IP guide for small businesses – trademarks, patents, copyright and design rights

    As a small business owner, you’ve probably heard of the phrase “Intellectual Property”, or IP as it’s commonly referred to. But studies show that despite knowing what Intellectual Property is, many small businesses assume that…

  • employee work life balance

    How work-life balance has changed & what employers need to do

    It is important for employees to have a work-life balance. Work-life balance is basically how much time employees spend working and how much they spend with family or doing things that they enjoy. At times…

  • become it contractor

    How to set up in business as an IT Contractor

    Few who decide to become IT contractors live to regret it thanks to the greater financial and personal freedom they enjoy; but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks involved.

  • How to write an eye-catching press release

    At Bytestart, we receive hundreds of press releases every week. Although around 40% are usually relevant to UK small businesses, out of these we probably only end up using 4 or 5 a week in…

  • using stories when negotiating

    How to use stories to become a better negotiator

    My new book, The Book of Real-World Negotiations: Successful Strategies from Government, Business and Daily Life not only focuses on real world negotiation examples, but a subplot that clearly comes through in the book is…

  • set up online shop

    4 benefits of partnering with an e-commerce firm

    There are now more online business ventures in existence than ever before. This only stands to reason, as we have already witnessed countless shoppers migrate to the digital community when purchasing everyday goods and services.…