Category: Startups

The latest updates, stories, ideas and guides from the Ralston team.

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The best podcasts for every entrepreneur

There has been a significant increase in listeners tuning into weekly podcasts over the last few years, with 6.5 million adults in the UK listening to podcasts weekly and 65% of those most likely to listen to episodes on a mobile device.* The fact podcasts are so convenient to listen on the go means they’re […]

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Hiring right, the first time around

Getting recruitment wrong is expensive A business’ largest expense is its employees. Of course, you need good people to grow; people who are experts in their field, fit with your company culture, and can also laugh at your bad jokes. Okay, perhaps skip that last one.  According to research, poor recruitment can cost a business […]

How a Fractional CFO Will Strengthen Your Business

You’re an ambitious SME going from strength to strength, building your business at a fast pace, the world is your oyster! But as sweet as your business may be, everyone has their weaknesses.You may not like talking about them but every business has them and recognising them is the first step to overcoming them. For […]

Dec 17, 2019 - 3 min read

The Metrics Every SAAS Business Should Be Tracking

Scaling a SaaS business is difficult, but it is not impossible. Here are the metrics that every SAAS business should be tracking. Lead-to-Customer RateYou want to get more customers, so you should track your lead-to-customer rate because it enables you to assess how you’re getting sales-ready leads. Lead-to-customer rate helps you see just many of […]

Sep 24, 2018 - 3 min read

How Brexit Affects Startups in the UK

Britain’s widely controversial move to leave the European Union, also known as Brexit, has caused a lot of changes within the UK. In fact, this political move is expected to shape both the present and future of Britain in the economic, political, and social fronts. So how does Brexit and the latest updates surrounding it […]