About BizEquals

OUR STORY

Having previously set up and run small businesses in the UK and abroad, we understand what it takes to set up and run your own company. It's tough. It's unrelenting. It's exciting, and it's rewarding.

Being your own boss or working as part of a team in a small company puts you in excellent company. With 5 1/2 million SMEs in the UK and 1.4 million employers, many people understand the struggle and the opportunity and freedom of being part of the small business community.

Charles Southgate
Charles SouthgateCo-founder
Carol Southgate
Carol SouthgateCo-founder

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Digital Economy

The digital economy is here, is rapidly growing and is going to continue to transform the way business is conducted.

The digital economy is estimated to be worth around £150bn in the UK, which is over 7% of GDP.

Disrupted Business Models

Many companies will have their current business model disrupted, potentially fatally. They will need to adapt to new technologies and new trends.

SMEs can challenge and outcompete, through the nimble use of technology and innovation.

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Graphic of four people looking at computer screens

Disrupted Business Models

Many companies will have their current business model disrupted, potentially fatally. They will need to adapt to new technologies and new trends.

SMEs can challenge and outcompete, through the nimble use of technology and innovation.

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Falling Cost of Doing Business

Allows new companies to focus their resources on innovation and creating value for their customers, rather than building capital-intensive infrastructure.

Increased Pace of Innovation

The speed of innovation has increased rapidly. New technologies have created tremendous opportunities. The rapid increase in the the development of Artificial Intelligence, and the plethora of new tools and applications is going to disrupt industries and many working practices.

Collaborating speeds up the time to market and is an increasingly important aspect of the innovation process.

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Increased Pace of Innovation

The speed of innovation has increased rapidly. New technologies have created tremendous opportunities.

Collaborating speeds up the time to market and is an increasingly important aspect of the innovation process.
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A new B2B community

BizEquals is an innovative B2B digital platform designed to connect SMEs with each other, larger companies, and essential resources for growth and productivity. By fostering an ecosystem where businesses of all sizes can connect, learn, share, and grow, BizEquals aims to capitalise on the potential $60 trillion in revenues from emerging digital ecosystems projected by McKinsey by 2025.

By embracing technological innovation and prioritising customer service over internal processes, SMEs can compete with larger companies and disrupt entire industries. The ongoing effects of the Covid pandemic have accelerated the shift towards online business, and BizEquals is poised to be part of this transformation.

By providing SMEs with access to new customers, suppliers, and a wide range of business services and products, BizEquals enables them to collaborate and compete as equals in the marketplace, hence BizEquals.

See why your business should become an integral part of these
new digital ecosystems with BizEquals

 

Alongside, but separate from, our Members' community. Dedicated marketplaces that focus on the key elements that will power SME growth and productivity.

With a choice of five marketplaces (Artificial IntelligenceDigital Skills, Business Financing, Digital Office, Exporting) to list in, these marketplaces are different to our members' community as non-members can message companies in them.

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great reasons to join BizEquals as a member of our B2B community
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Running a business can be challenging. Everyone needs advice occasionally to help understand and manage your responsibilities. 

As part of our Premium package you will receive valuable discounts and BizEquals Protectfree, inclusive, valuable business advice and support (worth hundreds of pounds), from our highly experienced partners, on a wide range of business-critical topics.

Finding new customers can be time-consuming and risky. Trying to be found by customers can be expensive and hit and miss.

Our platform provides a secure way (members only, with no scraped, poor quality listings) for SMEs to find high-quality customers and suppliers.

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BizEquals find new customers and suppliers
Finding new customers can be time-consuming and risky. Trying to be found by customers can be expensive and hit and miss.

Our platform provides a secure way (with no scraped, poor quality listings) for SMEs to find high-quality customers and suppliers.

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Boosting growth & productivity is a government priority. It's also quite important to individual companies!

Find a fantastic range of apps, products and services in our marketplace designed to help you be more productive, save time and save money as well.

SMEs who export are more profitable, more productive, more innovative and live longer.

Get all the advice, support and services you need to boost your company's prospects by exporting successfully.

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BizEquals Learn how to export graphic

Get Exporting

SMEs who export are more profitable, more productive, more innovative and live longer.

Find out how you can boost your company's prospects by learning how to set about exporting successfully.

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Find the Right Skills & Training

The inexorable rise of the digital economy offers fantastic opportunities for innovative, nimble SMEs.

Make sure that you and your team have the digital right skills and training to fully benefit from these new opportunities.

Getting easy and efficient access to the right kind of finance suitable to your specific needs can be problematic.

Using our guide to the different types of finance available, you and your company can find the right type suitable to your needs within our Finance marketplace.

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BizEquals access to finance graphic
Getting easy and efficient access to the right kind of finance suitable to your specific needs can be problematic.
Using our guide to the different types of finance available, you and your company can find the right type suitable to your needs within our Finance marketplace.
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Other Features

  
Our platform is designed with you in mind. We provide a range of features and functions designed to maximise the benefit of the BizEquals platform to your business.

With a Free membership you can respond to Offers and Wanted briefs as well as Collaboration requests. In order to attract more customers, Growth and Premium members can both post and respond to Offers, Wanted and Collaboration briefs. Search our Events listings to find a relevant one near you.



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