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The latest startup and SME news and opinions from Digital Risks.

31 Oct 2018
5 minute read

A Manager's Guide to Successful Team Empowerment

Every person in charge gets swamped with tasks on a daily basis. The secret of avoiding a burn out is in effective delegation and giving some authority to your team members.

29 Oct 2018
21 minute read

Ultimate Guide to Startup Funding

Everything you need to know about funding for startups, sourcing investment, making a valuation your business and creating a perfect pitch to get your business noticed. Find out how to make (and not break) your business.

24 Oct 2018
5 minute read

Cyber supply chains: how to stay safe

To prevent your business from being a victim of third-party cyber attacks, there is a number of things you can do. Don't follow the wrong example - get your business covered.

22 Oct 2018
5 minute read

Leading vs Managing - understanding the difference

As your startup grows, it can be hard to multitask different roles. It is vital for founders to understand the difference between a “leader”and a “manager” and why it is important to separate these roles as you grow.

16 Oct 2018
3 minute read

Most successful business pivots in history

Most people don’t find success first time round, and this goes for businesses too. Start-ups often change tack in the early days, and even global monoliths pivot sometimes, whether in response to market forces, innovative technologies or new competition. Here are examples of business pivots that might surprise you!

15 Oct 2018
5 minute read

Startup investor pitch deck

Your startup pitch deck could be the key that unlocks your success! So, what do you need to secure that funding?

4 Oct 2018
10 minute read

How to build a winning startup team

Rapidly growing your startup to a team of five, ten or 20 people at pace can be pretty overwhelming. All of a sudden, you’ve got the skills, experience and knowledge your business has been crying out for but you don’t yet have a high performing team. Here's what to do !

28 Sep 2018
4 minute read

How to survive the startup 'trough of sorrow'

Whether sparked by a business set-back, pure exhaustion or being completely overwhelmed, ‘troughs of sorrow’ are all part of the startup journey, and you need to know how to survive them. So here are our hard-won tips.

24 Sep 2018
4 minute read

Going global: what to think about when expanding abroad

With UK customers happy to shop beyond our shores, it follows that UK businesses must also look further afield to expand their reach and growth potential. And in the digital age it’s easier than ever, with much lower barriers and overheads involved. So, where do you start?

24 Sep 2018
6 minute read

How to see faster ROI from new people...

Recruiting the right person is just the start of the journey. Because despite all that time and effort put into hiring, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a one in five chance that your ‘perfect person’ will quit within 45 days, and a one in three chance that they’ll quit within six months. So, what should you do?