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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.

Notion: a Free Productivity Tool for Small Business Teams

2021. COVID-19. A lot of us are working apart. If you’re worrying about maintaining your team’s organisation and morale while you’re working remotely, I’ve got the most perfect – and free – productivity tool for you. Notion is a web, desktop and mobile app that supports collaboration and wiki-style content production. It’s like Trello, Pinterest […]


Is Your Business Brexit-Ready?

From January 1st 2021, as the UK leaves the EU, the rules for small businesses in the UK have changed. After a demanding year in 2020, SME’s can expect further reforms as Brexit takes place and adjustments to business start to take place. Brexit may be having an impact on your business confidence, but to […]


Ten Tips To Help Set Your Business Up For Success In 2021

Despite a difficult 2020, research from Yell indicates that SMEs (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises) are feeling very optimistic about their business in the New Year, with three out of every four (76%) business owners confident about the success of their business in 2021. To help you make sure you’re ahead of the game going into […]


What Strategy IS – An Article For Non-Strategists

I’ve been chewing over what strategy is for a long time – before I was even aware that’s what I was trying to get a hold on. Since COVID-19 started doing its thing, I’ve been doing a strategy course by a genius called Mark Pollard. It’s made me realise that, despite being relegated to ‘the […]


Eight Things To Split-Test In Your Email Campaigns

Continuous improvement in any field of work is driven by regular testing and evaluations. Email marketing is no different, and testing is essential in order to measure and cater to your database’s behaviours and preferences. Split-testing is a method that will enable you to compare the impact of different elements of your emails, which in […]


How to Write a Product Proposition

You’ve got an idea for a new product. Brilliant. But to develop that idea into a tangible thing, you need to write a product proposition. Not only does this let other people understand your proposal; it also gets your own thinking clear about how it will work, how you’ll market it and whether it’s different […]


How to Get Started with Conversational Commerce

Making sure your audience is heard is the key to business success. Connecting with your customers and engaging with them on a personal level is paramount, whether it’s done online or offline. Historically, e-commerce has been quite an impersonal affair, but conversational commerce is increasingly making this a thing of the past. Conversational selling makes […]


How to Maintain Positive Sentiment with UX

User experience could be summed up as ‘pleasanting’. Making an experience easier, quicker, smoother, more pleasant. That means working on your user experience can build positive sentiment consciously or subconsciously in your users. It’s like going to a restaurant and everything just WORKS – but also, the little finishing touches are there. The napkins are […]


How The Pandemic Has Helped Some SMEs

In a lot of ways, 2020 has sucked for all kinds of businesses. I’m not here to Mary Poppins a terrible situation. But in amongst all the bad news, some rays of light have strayed across my screens. The small and mid-sized businesses that have turned lemons into limoncello and provided valuable services during a […]


WhatsApp Business – A Complete Guide

As consumer tech advances, many customers now expect businesses to communicate with them in a user-oriented, tech-forward way. Conversational commerce is a growing trend where businesses use online messaging tools to directly interface with their prospects. It aims to mirror the live, consultative experience that you may receive from a shop assistant in a bricks […]


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