Shaped by you
Working with businesses like yours to provide the technology, inspiration and support you need to grow – and help local communities across the UK thrive.
As a small business, you’re at the very heart of your local community, which relies on companies just like yours to deliver the services and jobs it needs to grow and prosper. Your success is your local community’s success, and this has never been more important as we come towards the end of an incredibly tough year for everyone. At Vodafone, we understand how small businesses and their local communities are inextricably linked. During the pandemic, our connectivity has kept small businesses up and running and local communities connected when they’ve need it most... read more>
When running your own business, it’s important to never lose your edge so you stay motivated and hungry for success. But sometimes you need fresh inspiration to help make the all-important leap to the next level. This is where Vodafone’s #ThoseWhoDare can help.
Bringing together real stories from business rebels who dared to break the rules, take risks and think differently, #ThoseWhoDare delivers inside information on how successful entrepreneurs overcame adversity and other barriers and kept their passion burning to get to where they are today. Here are just a few examples that will inspire you to greater heights and help your business not just survive, but thrive…
Turning adversity into strength
Global sports promoter Eddie Hearn and other entrepreneurs share how they’ve created opportunities from tough situations.
Keeping up with your customers
Michelin-starred Chef Tom Sellers joins other high profile business owners to discuss the importance of getting to know your customers and addressing changing social attitudes.
Why sustainability is the new must-have
Jenny Costa, Founder of sustainable food business Rubies in the Rubble, and other successful entrepreneurs reveal how and why they're embedding sustainability into their day-to-day operations.
Turning your big data into key business insight Adam Brown, Founder and Creative Director of tailored swim wear retailer Orlebar Brown, and other business rebels talk about the latest digital opportunities how to use data effectively.
What can IoT do for you?
You’re bound to have heard some of the latest technology buzz phrases like ‘smart devices’, ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and ‘connected living’. Maybe you’ve wondered exactly what they mean or dismissed them thinking they were more relevant to large businesses with bigger budgets. Well, now’s the time to find out more about them and discover what all the fuss is about. Why? Because, with 20 billion connected smart devices now operational globally, it’s fair to say IoT is everywhere. What’s more, harnessed in the right way, it can have a huge impact on your business, such as:
- Creating a better customer experience
- Building trust and reassurance in the quality of your products
- Streamlining manufacturing processes
- Saving energy and increasing sustainability
- Generating customer insight
Find out more about IoT and how it can benefit your business…
Cybersecurity built for you
Businesses like yours often lack the experience, time or resources to dedicate to cybersecurity. It’s also tempting to think that large companies are more likely to be targeted by cyber criminals...read more >
Download the Vodafone Entrepreneurial Britain Cybersecurity Report…
Listen to the panel conversation with some of the UK’s top cybersecurity experts…
What are the main cyber threats to SMEs?
Malware Malicious software, including viruses, that penetrate your computer or IT system causing them to crash, and data to be lost or stolen.
Ransomware This is malware that encrypts key data, which will only be released once a ransom has been paid.
Credential stuffing Fraudulently acquiring users log in details to gain access to and attack your system.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Prevents a business from running its day-to-day operations, leading to lost revenue and productivity until the problem is solved.
Phishing Emails that dupe the recipient into supplying valuable information, such as credit card or log in details, along with malicious links that can lead to an attack.
Find out the steps you can take as a business to help prevent these attacks…