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minimise startup costs

How to minimise costs as a startup business

 

A new business is at a delicate stage and it is during the start-up period particularly that you need to keep a close eye on costs. While a business in its early stages may be doing well in terms of acquiring new clients, cash flow will often be an issue …

Brand Building

How to self-brand your business in the right way

 

When you start a business, whether you are an individual or a firm with multiple employees, you also create a brand. Your brand is what your clients engage with before they even make that first phone call and if you don’t put in the effort to define your brand, then …

How to thrive as a local SME

 

The use of aggressive sales tactics has always been a major bugbear with genuine business owners who prefer to build customer loyalty through fair pricing of their products. Taking liberties with customers by charging extortionate amounts of money for the work they do is not a sure-fire way to help …

apps to stay focused at work

Top tips and brilliant apps to help you stay focused at work

 

The modern workplace is rife with distractions killing your and your employees’ productivity. Whether it’s taking a break to browse the internet, responding to seemingly urgent phone calls or chatting to a co-worker popping over to your desk with the latest news from the grapevine, there’s always something demanding your …

Kate Middleton

Hosting for ‘the Kate Effect’

 

On 15th January we saw another small British business fall victim to ‘the Kate effect’, when the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in the £450 navy ‘Naomi’ shift dress by Madderson London. British maternity line Madderson were totally unprepared for the honour and the rush on its website caused it to almost immediately go down. …

exhibiting

What we’ve learned from exhibiting

 

When you consider exhibiting yourself, it’s a huge step for your business. There’s unparalleled access to potential clients who have already announced their interest in your product area (because they bought tickets to get in) – great. But the major downside is that it’s a huge investment, and it’s difficult …

Fintech events

Work in Fintech? Download your free Fintech events calendar for 2015!

 

For all you heroes who are starting out in the booming Fintech sector (and we know you’re out there!), the lovely folks over at Fintech PR agency TopLine Comms have produced a comprehensive calendar that contains all the Fintech-y events you need to know about this coming year. Whether P2P …

Happy, Healthy Habits for 2015

 

The New Year is a great time for a new beginning, hence the popularity of making New Year’s resolutions. But to make resolutions that turn into positives for the long haul, sometimes significant lifestyle changes are often required. Furthermore, their undertaking requires significantly more than just being written down on …

bilingual business cards

Should your business cards be bilingual?

 

If you do business in more than one language do your business cards also need to be in more than one language? Showing potential clients or business partners that you care about the little details could be just what you need to stand out from the pack, but if you …

going global

Four strategies to combat growing pains when going global

 

With the proliferation of cloud hosting, virtual offices and quick, affordable ways to validate ideas, there’s never been a better time to start an online business that serves multiple international markets. This trend is gaining momentum in the UK, with the number of British entrepreneurs going global on the rise. …