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Business Advice

For helpful business advice on topics from how to get your business up and running, to how to use social media to find more customers, these useful articles will help you get ahead of your competition.

Why GDPR is an Opportunity for Business, Not a Limitation

GDPR is actually really positive for businesses of all kinds. For all of the panic that it caused, the rush to become compliant, and all of the rumours doing the rounds in the run-up to the 25th May, the sky didn’t actually fall in. In fact, the clarity and authenticity of GDPR presents a number […]



7 Reasons Why ALL SMEs Need to Embrace Online Reviews

Listing your company on review websites can seem like a scary prospect. You’re putting your precious business out there to get potentially battered by the slings and arrows of former customers and public opinion. But actually, there are many more positives than negatives to online reviews – not least the warm, fuzzy feeling when you […]


Marketing Tips For Builders

The building and construction sector is having a bit of a difficult time at the moment. Brexit uncertainty has caused some people to put big money items like building projects on hold, and the bad weather we had at the beginning of 2018 delayed many building projects. On the positive side, if people are looking […]


Small Business Ethics: Helping Vulnerable Customers

As a small business, you’re in an odd position where you’re both more able to help vulnerable customers than a big corporate – and less. While you don’t have a corporate responsibility budget, you have more sight of who your individual customers are and more control over how you treat them. Without shareholders, you can […]


Six Ways to Start Building Your Brand for (Almost) Nothing

So you’ve got the next big business idea. There’s only one thing stopping you exploding onto the world stage – you don’t have a logo and you don’t have the money to spend on expensive branding campaigns. Luckily you no longer need hundreds of thousands in the bank to create effective branding for your company. […]


Is This The End Of High Street Shopping As We Know It?

The announcement in October 2018 of major losses and proposed significant reduction in the number of stores by Debenhams is a huge blow to high street retailing. The terrible news follows the recent administration of House of Fraser which has subsequently been purchased by the Sports Direct Group. The closure of these two high street […]


Autumn Budget 2018: How It Will Affect SME Businesses

Philip Hammond presented his third Budget on Monday 29th October which should be the last one before Brexit in March next year. Mr Hammond announced the end to austerity, but I’m sure many small businesses owners will be rather sceptical of this, as trading in most sectors is still tough. There were many positives for […]


How To Improve Your Business Cashflow

Cash flow management is a crucial part of running a business. Keeping track of your outgoings and income can help you understand your business’s cash flow pattern, and identify potential gaps early on. In this case, maintaining healthy cash flow levels comes down to a simple rule: reduce your expenses or increase the money coming […]


4 Common Email Marketing Challenges and How to Beat Them

Email marketing is an undoubtedly powerful method of getting your name out there, but it’s not always the easiest. Granted, it’s not exactly the hardest either, but you’ve got to attract subscribers, consider the timing of your campaigns, get your copy and design right – and decide what you’re going to offer within each campaign. […]


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