Asto Community Spotlight: Meet Suzanne Noble, Silver Sharers Co-Founder

Suzanne Noble, Asto customer and co-founder of Silver Sharers gives the low down on running her business. What she loves about it, the things she finds a challenge, and some great tips for other business owners.

Perspectives - 5 min Read

Making the most of local suppliers and partners

Today Bread was a successful local cafe visited by the local community. Obviously the pandemic changed all that. Alexandre talks us through how they pivoted their business and found support in local suppliers and businesses.

Perspectives

Five foundations to manage your mental health as a freelancer

As the self-employed and entrepreneurs, we’re probably one of the groups where uncertainty is already a big part of how we work. Matthew Knight, founder of Leapers shares five foundations that influence our mental health and ability to work well as modern workers.

Perspectives

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.

Perspectives

Running a business offline – know your market and your value

Should you use online channels to help grow your offline business? Independent antiques dealer Andrew Davis shares his experience of maintaining footfall and business offline.

Perspectives - 4 min Read

The power of local businesses and community for startups

James started his own craft brewery (with minimal experience in making beer) in 2016. Here he talks about how other local businesses are a powerful and valuable network for empowerment, support, growth and cross-promotion.

2 min Watch

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.

Perspectives

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.