Small things change direction much more easily than their larger counterparts. If you’re going around a sharp corner at top speed, you’d rather be in a nifty sports car than a cumbersome people carrier. The same is true in business. Although larger companies are usually better positioned to absorb inflated costs or withstand longer-term financial pressures, smaller organisations are often much more agile and responsive to external changes. With less corporate red tape, more direct contact with customers and often more efficient communication, small businesses are the masters of swift, flexible action.