Category Archives: Business Startup

Many Startups Dependent on Google Adwords

Our BamGoogled: Digital skills among newly registered businesses report highlights the lack of digital marketing knowledge and skills among early stage startups. One of the key findings was that less than 10% of startups know what they need to do to get ‘organic’ traffic onto their website from Google, social media and other sources. A […]

Less than 10% of Startups Budget for Online Marketing

One of the first challenges most startups have is finding their first paying customer. Not long after that the challenge normally becomes finding enough customers to become profitable. Doing this is going to require a marketing effort of some kind whether that is going to networking events and trade shows, handing out flyers or advertising […]

The Digital Skills Gap For Startup Businesses

A number of reports published in the last year looking at digital skills in small businesses, and in the general workforce, but very little work has been done on early stage startups. The Company Warehouse have been looking at newly registered businesses and how their digital skills compare with established small businesses. Our new study […]

Micro-Businesses Show Biggest Productivity Growth

The latest productivity figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the greatest increases in productivity since 2008 have been among micro-businesses. The ONS define micro-businesses as ones with between 1 and 9 employees. These businesses account for 19.83% of all UK business but if you also include businesses with no employees that […]

UK Startups are stalled by skills shortage and access to finance

The Institute of Directors (IoD) have published findings this month that indicate that entrepreneurs around the UK are struggling with accessing finance and hiring skilled workers for their businesses. The IoD conducted the very first IoD 99 network survey which has confirmed that startups around the UK are all facing these problems, with inevitable detriment […]

‘Christmas crafters’ set for sales of over £376 million

Over three million people in the UK are planning to make and sell Christmas related gifts this year.  According to a new report published by Direct Line they are collectively set to sell £376 million worth of handmade Christmas related goods. The most popular Christmas items for crafters to make and sell are: Christmas Decorations […]