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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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Get your Facebook Ads on Target

Facebook is now accepted as one of the most effective advertising platforms on the planet, particularly for small businesses and start-ups. If you’re not reaching out to potential customers on Facebook, you’re losing out big time! You already know that, … 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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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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Finding the Perfect Person

Possibly the most difficult thing for any employer to undertake – particularly the owner of a start-up or small business – is hiring staff. Finding the right candidate to fit a role and the business itself is crucial to the … Continue reading

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The Big Buy-Out

If you want to run your own business and be your own boss you have two options – start your own or buy an existing concern.  There are pros and cons to both approaches, but most experienced entrepreneurs will tell … Continue reading

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