Category Archives: Small Business

New Year Blues – a fact not an act!

It’s not just hype – the January Blues are a fact. The deep sighs and grim faces of  your employees and colleagues as everyone comes back to earth after the festive season are no act, but based on fact!

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Future Sales are Touch and Go

Is your business geared up for “tap to pay” technology? I’ve just read a report which has Barclaycard claiming that half of UK consumers use contactless payment at least once a month, and according to surveys most of us are … Continue reading

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The Business of Begging

One of the greatest bugbears that besets small businesses and freelancers in the UK is late payment (or non-payment) of invoices – a situation that goes beyond inconvenience and turns entrepreneurs into beggars. How sad to see a business die … Continue reading

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The Do-Good Factor

 Running a small business doesn’t leave you much time or money to spare for philanthropy. Investing in your local community, and facilitating opportunities for your staff to do likewise, can however be a judicious move. Ask any marketing consultant: getting … Continue reading

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Have a Slice of the Pie

The Government wants to give more of its money to small businesses in the form of public sector contracts. Have you thought of putting in a bid to secure a piece of the action for your business?

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Celebrating the Silly Season

The silly season is just around the corner, and along with the touches of tinsel already appearing in the shops are the musings in most workplace kitchens about where/when/how the “powers that be” will organise the firm’s end of year … Continue reading

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Stepping Out into the World

Many small business owners never consider the export market. It’s often viewed as something only large enterprises can afford – and have the capacity – to get involved in. Going international, though, could bring benefits way beyond just an increase … Continue reading

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The Business of Blogging

Nearly every business, large or small, has a blog attached to its website. If you’re not blogging for your business (or perhaps you started with a blog post or two and then became too busy and/or lost interest!) – why … Continue reading

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Team Orders

With Team GB gathering in the gold at the Rio Olympics, perhaps its time to look at how to inject some team spirit into your business. Team work is crucial to the success of most businesses. From the CEO down … Continue reading

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Managing Meetings

One thing we tend to lose sight of is that meetings are expensive! They involve the valuable time of participants, perhaps a meeting room hire fee, the cost of audio-visual equipment, travel expenses, refreshments, etc. etc. Since time is money … Continue reading

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