Welcome to the Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre is HSBC’s online magazine and information centre for small businesses with ambitions to grow. The site offers inspirational profiles, expert insights and more, backed up by a comprehensive range of briefings, checklists and other resources to help launch, run and develop your business More...


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The funding dilemma for small design firms

Design businesses need the money to experiment – and fail – on company time Design and innovation are intrinsically linked, with both able to significantly improve business performance. The design

Is your workplace pension safe?

Businesses that are shopping around for a workplace pension provider in order to comply with auto-enrolment have been warned by the Pensions Regulator that some schemes may be risky. Master

The six Rs behind successful innovation

Innovation is a popular buzzword within business, and for good reason. But what are the secrets to becoming faster, better and stronger? “Innovation is not just about bringing money in,”

The road to business innovation success

Can you design an innovative business? Perhaps not, but you can handpick an innovative team, and that’s often all you need Business innovation - an organisation’s process for introducing ideas,