The Motivation small business archive. Advice and guides to employee motivation for UK small businesses.

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Top 10 motivational speakers for small businesses

From innovators, investors and astronauts, there are motivational speakers to cover all areas of building a successful small business

Employing & managing staff

Top tips for staff motivation in a small business

Getting paid and workplace perks are low down the list when it comes to keeping staff motivated, says Rachel King of HR specialist Breathe. Given how difficult it is to fill vacancies, here are top tips to keep staff enthused

Employing & managing staff

How to improve employee motivation in the workplace

In this guide, we chat to the business owners that managed to create a motivated and engaged workforce, and explore how you can recreate their success.

Business management

Blue Monday and employee morale: moving beyond the gimmick

Blue Monday is often disregarded, but it can be helpful in improving your employees' morale throughout the year.

Employing & managing staff

How to help your employees beat the January Blues

How can you keep your top talent onboard in January? Here, Aliya Vigor-Robertson of JourneyHR investigates. 


Workplace apathy is causing UK workers to look for a new job

Bored to tears: Workplace apathy is causing UK workers to look for a new job, with many admitting that they feel bored at work on a daily basis.

Employing & managing staff

Why a sense of purpose is more valuable than money when it comes to motivation

Here, we look at three key areas that business leaders need to consider as part of motivating their workforce: autonomy, mastery and purpose.

Employing & managing staff

Six ways to keep staff motivation and morale high in your small business

Job satisfaction will lead to happy clients and that means growth for your company, argues Darren Craig.

Employing & managing staff

Why team motivation doesn’t work!

Here, Adam Strong, CEO of Elite Corporate Fitness, tells us why team motivation might not work for your business.


How to regain your motivation as a small business owner

It's inevitable that your motivation levels will take a hit at some point near the beginning of your business journey. Grainne Kelly gives some top tips for regaining your work mojo.

Employing & managing staff

How to motivate your team at the least productive time of the year

In this piece, we look at some of the biggest factors affecting productivity and mood, and offer you some effective solutions to beat the seasonal dip in team morale.

Employing & managing staff

How to keep employees motivated in the new year

Jason Downes offers his top tips for keeping your employees motivated in the new year.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.