How to future-proof your small business

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What does the future hold for small businesses in the UK in the next five to ten years? What are the small business trends and which businesses are most likely to survive and succeed? How will customer wants and needs change and how might small businesses market their products and services to them? Will online sales continue to grow and is that likely to bring about the demise of the high street? What about managing, and, could AI actually be a good thing for small-business owners?

Applied futurist, speaker, writer and consultant Tom Cheesewright explains how the small-business world is likely to change in the next five to ten years.

How to future-proof your small business

Starting a business

Understanding your market

Ecommerce

AI in small businesses

Data

Getting paid

About our expert

Tom Cheesewright is an applied futurist, speaker, writer and consultant. Tom helps brands, organisations and industries to see what’s next, helping them to build strategies for sustainable success, whatever the future holds. You may have seen or heard Tom on TV, because he’s appeared on the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky News.

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About our sponsor

This episode is brought to you thanks to the support of Mediahawk. Mediahawk is a leading call-tracking and marketing analytics solution. Their software helps businesses big and small to quickly and easily pinpoint their most profitable marketing activities, cut wasted spend and drive more leads and sales. Founded in 2002, Mediahawk pioneered call-tracking technology, and have remained at the forefront of the industry ever since.

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