Benefits of business systems & processes for scale-ups

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In this blog we take a look at six benefits of business systems & processes. Why should ambitious owners make the investment? When does it make sense to disrupt what you’re doing and create something different for the future? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve […]

What are business systems, and why should you care?

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What are business systems and why care? Ambitious to take the business to the next level? How could business systems help you make it happen? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; and has a passion for helping ambitious […]

Managing Remote Workers Effectively – Guest Blog

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In the “SME Telework – More for Less” series we looked at the benefits of remote workers. This guest blog gives top tips on managing remote workers effectively. Our guest blog is from Siobhan Goodchild, an experienced HR consultant. She has gained experience through a wide range of industries and is an Associate Member of […]

Small Business Systems and Processes for Growth

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Small business systems and processes aren’t sexy. After all, it’s not what they are, it’s what they can do that matters. Let me ask you, how are you using business systems and processes to accelerate growth and scale your business? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors […]

Technology Plan: 6 Reasons Why Scale-Ups Need One

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Why do you need a technology plan when you scale a business? What happens if you don’t have one? When do you need it, and what’s involved in putting that into practice? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across many sectors achieve success; is a founder of KR5 Consulting; […]

Remote Workers: A powerful force for change?

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Are Remote Workers a force for change? For owners ambitious to scale-up, could remote workers be the answer to skills shortage, diversity, and a healthier and more stable workforce? How could joined up thinking with remote workers create a more flexible and robust business? Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped […]

Can Mobile Working be a powerful force for growth?

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For business owners looking to scale and do more for less, mobile working is rarely the first thing that springs to mind. Yet Forbes reported how people that work from home are more productive, take fewer sick days and stay longer. Could mobile working be part of a wider digital strategy to propel business growth? […]

How can Telework free up cash for growth?

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Why is Telework important to SMEs Every owner dreads running out of cash, how can telework help? In start-up mode they need to eek out the money long enough to build the customer base and get off the ground. Scale-ups need cash to ramp up. Dips in income happen, so managing cashflow is vital. So […]

Technology Ecosystem: an SME Game Changer?

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Technology Ecosystem Why is the technology ecosystem so important to SMEs? What is it, and why should business owners care? In this blog I look at how forward-thinking businesses are re-writing the playbook to help them move faster and beat bigger rivals. Rogan Hounsell-Roberts was a founder of a successful scale-up; has helped organisations across […]

Business Benefits of Information Technology Part 2

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Business Benefits of Information Technology If I asked an owner what are the business benefits of information technology, what would they say? They might say better efficiency. Others might struggle to see the practical benefits beyond email and spreadsheets. In this second part of a two-part series, I wanted to provide real examples to help […]