Mark Phillips is a freelance business writer and former editor of INTHEBLACK, Marketing and Risk Management magazines.
Failure is a part of business, but when your own startup stalls, it’s hard not to take it personally. In this article, Mark Phillips discusses how entrepreneurs cope with the taste of defeat without it slowing them down.
Despite corporate trends towards dressing more casually, staff uniforms are absolutely critical to certain industry sectors. For business owners, achieving the right look is integral for making your brand stand out in an increasingly competitive market.
Procrastination and decision paralysis are both productivity killers for SMEs, but there are ways to overcome and become more effective as a business.
The stresses of jointly running an SME can strain most interpersonal business relationships, sometimes to the point where co-founders believe they can’t continue. Fortunately, an equitable solution may not be out of reach, writes Mark Phillips.
Lobbying for small business owners comes with a specific set of challenges, but it should still be considered a viable tactic to improve financial and compliance outcomes, writes Mark Phillips.
With pundits predicting tough times for the global economy, the time is now for small businesses to find creative ways to survive a downturn writes Mark Phillips.
when your entire industry is being dragged through the mud, how as an SME can you continue to thrive?
Organisations that let employee disputes fester in the workplace are destined to pay a high price.