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 […]

Digital Transformation in Business – thinking out the box

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Digital transformation in business What does digital transformation in business look like? Why is it such a threat to current ways of working? In this final part of a three-part series, we look at market disruption and new opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders. We looked at how mobile and cloud has influenced the way we all […]

Digital Workplace – is this the future for scale-ups?

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What is a digital workplace? What is a digital workplace and how will that affect scale-ups? In this three-part blog series, we explore how digital will transform small businesses. In part-one we looked at how mobile and cloud has influenced the way people relate to technology. This has become the new norm and changed expectations […]

Digital Transformation – Should Scale-Ups Care?

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What is digital transformation? Does an owner of a scale-up business need to care about digital transformation? After all, they may think “we’re not big enough to invest in that”. They might say “we’re niche and don’t need that”. Or perhaps, “we don’t need digital, we have a personal relationship with each of our customers”. […]