Perspectives

How I made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of my own

Harry Compton, a self-employed gardener tells us how he made the jump from full-time employment to starting a business of his own. "It’s a journey I’m so grateful for as it has taught me more about business, people and life than any classroom could."

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6 tips for reducing your carbon footprint as a small business

Climate change is higher up the agenda than at any point in recent years. If we are going to meet our carbon targets, business needs to respond. Here are some tips on changes you can make in your business.

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Starting a business: finding your place within a community

Rachael shares some of her experiences and advice from setting up her small business, Isla Ray – an independent coffee shop – amidst a community as embedded and established as Deptford.

23 min Listen

Work in Progress Episode 2 – Life outside the London bubble

Could your location make or break your business? This is the topic being discussed on this episode of Asto’s Work In Progress podcast.

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Why communities are essential for small businesses to thrive

Business owners are constantly looking for new ways to connect with other like-minded individuals and communities to learn from, to be inspired by, and to find support from others who have faced the same challenges.

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Community is key for survival

Tobi Oredein, Co-Founder of Black Ballad, explains why it is important to consider building a community for your business.

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Get your tech-head on

Technology is becoming more useful and user-friendly and it can transform the day-to-day running, efficiency and profitability of your business. We discuss ways in which businesses can use it.

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Becoming the boss!

Hiring people comes with a set of obligations that need to be carefully considered. Here’s what you’ll need to think about.

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Get ready to “open for business”

You’ve had your great idea. You’ve written the business plan. You’ve raised the finance. Now you just need the business premises.