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The rise of pop-up shops and how they can help your business

 

Craig Pannozzo is general manager of Gazeboshop, a supplier of gazebos and marquees. Since its beginnings in 2005 the company has helped hundreds of businesses prepare their stands for indoor and outdoor events. He explains how pop up shops can help your business grow.   This month it was revealed that over …

Are your customers listening to you?

 

Radio used to be one of the main channels considered in marketing and advertising plans, but nowadays, especially for small businesses, it can be forgotten. Aaron Matthews, founder and Executive Producer at Creative Fix, a London based creative production company specialising in audio advertising, explains why it’s still an important …

How to invest in your team for the most effective business

 

If you have a great team, your business will flourish. But how can you make them as productive and cohesive as possible? Mark Watts, Director at Just Airsoft explains.   At the core of your business lies the team. Of course, few people underestimate the value of the team. However, like many things …

Storey, British Land’s flexible workspace brand, celebrates successful first year

 

Storey, British Land’s flexible workspace brand, is celebrating its first birthday this week having expanded rapidly across London since it launched last year. Established to meet the needs of small businesses that have outgrown co-working arrangements – and larger businesses seeking extra capacity on more flexible terms – Storey is …

The business of social networking

 

This is an edited extract of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media by Luan Wise.   The business of social networking Frightened of social media? There’s no need. It’s nothing new! The book begins by looking at a brief history of social media, the evolution of marketing and …

Product strategies that don’t work for small business

 

In this edited extract from the newly published second edition of Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works, Daniel Priestley shares four common product strategies that don’t work for small business.   I’ve worked with thousands of small business owners over the last 10 …

Why SMEs must futureproof themselves now for Brexit

 

Many SMEs think they are ‘too small’ to be troubled by the effects of whatever final Brexit arrangements are made. Here, Funding Nav founder and business author, Stephen Sacks, explains how they are the organisations most vulnerable to whatever storms lie ahead and how they can – and should – …

Why is company spending such a struggle for SMEs?

 

Managing expenses is crucial for keeping on top of cash flow, but many SMEs struggle with it. Darren Upson, VP of Small Business Europe at Soldo explains why spend management doesn’t have to be a headache.   Managing finances and expenditure is essential for businesses, which makes it even more surprising just …

How to protect your cashflow (without the Big Business bad practices)

 

Cash flow is a common headache for small and medium-size businesses. Lee Murphy, founder of cloud bookkeeping software Pandle, give his top tips for protecting cash flow in your business.   Cashflow problems are the biggest danger to most microbusinesses, with many profitable microbusinesses going insolvent simply because they run out of cash. …