Blog Archive

News and Articles about Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset, and the South of England

For more than 50 years, Dentons has been serving the local community and providing a free and friendly service to help businesses reach thousands of new customers.

Our directory listings cover over 50 locations in central and south west England so wherever you are, you will always be able to find the things you need whether you want the low-down on local restaurants or info on pubs and clubs; it’s all in dentons.net.

Beyond business listings, we also like to showcase cultural events in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset, and the South of England.

If you want to know what’s going on in the South West then you’re in the right place. We cover everything from wild swimming locations to Christmas markets.

Small Business

The Thief on the Inside

If you run a small business, chances are you don’t have much to lose, so you certainly don’t want your own employees robbing you blind!

Business Development

Get Growing!

While there is a plethora of information and support around to help business start-ups, the trail goes a little cold once the business is up

Communication

Watch your Language!

Whatever has happened to plain English? In the office environment these days it seems everything is conveyed in “double-speak” – long, complicated words or phrases

Small Business

Why Mentors are a Must

Who are these beings called “mentors” that we are often told we need in our lives if we are to become successful in business? Do

Start-ups

Great Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

No matter what field of enterprise you’re in, as an independent operator you’ll need some good business sense to succeed. But what exactly does that

Social Media

Twitter for Small Business

I feel a bit silly now: back in the early 1990s I scoffed at the Internet when first introduced to it via a 28K dial-up

Start-ups

Can you Count on the Crowd?

Has the novelty worn off? One doesn’t hear much in the media about crowdfunding nowadays – good or bad. Is it still an option for

Small Business

Keeping Customers ‘appy

Loyal customers are valuable for any business – they buy more, recommend you to others and the cost of selling to them is low. It

Small Business

The Cost of High Staff Turnover

The old adage goes that “nobody is indispensable” – in other words, from an employer’s perspective, everyone is replaceable. If that’s the mindset you think

Marketing Advice

Email – the Entrepreneur’s Friend

We’re awash with social media, which presumably means that’s the medium which has overtaken email as the most important marketing tool for SMEs, right? Wrong!