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[ 20 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Now that there are approximately 3.2 billion people using the internet, there’s never been a better time for creative people to get on the web and start making some extra cash. The way that people launch companies and sell products is changing drastically, and there’s practically no limit on what you can achieve, even if you don’t have a lot of resources to get you started.
There are so many different ways to make money offline, and even more ways to make money online that it’s hard to know where to …

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[ 17 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Marketing trends and predictions all point to the importance of agile strategies capable of responding to audience behaviour in real-time, and UK businesses agree that staying close to changing customer demands is key to driving growth.
A recent study by Oxford Economics shows UK SMEs are more confident than ever before in 2018 and 41% plan on using their agility, innovation and strong customer relationships to reach ambitious targets. With all this in mind, now is a great time to consider whether your marketing strategy is aligned with your goals according to Instant Offices.
 

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[ 12 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

By Karen O’Donnell, Toastmasters International
The classic image of a common vision and purpose is the beauty of geese flying in formation.  In a small business, when we are in a similar supportive environment, a team has the potential to be actively engaged and adopt the business vision and purpose.  This clearly will impact the bottom line.
An interesting question is how many employees are this actively engaged. A recent Harvard Business Review survey of business leaders showed that this is less 25%.  However these actively engaged people are more productive, …

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[ 6 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

By Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA. CEO of The Tax Guys
A recent survey revealed that 49% of all nurseries in England do not make profits. Parents, who believe child care costs are too high will be surprised by this. In a recent article by the National Day Nursery Association their chief executive said: “The nurseries closing tend to be small but much-loved and long-established preschools.”

How can nurseries like these improve their finances?
Review Your Business Model.
Knowing your target market and serving them well is a key profit driver so you need to ask …

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[ 31 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By now, you’re probably well aware of the UK’s Gender Pay Gap. A government report revealed an average GPG of 9.3%, with only 11% of women employed by a company that pays women an equal or higher salary than men. That means 89% of women work for a company that pays women, on average, less than men.

 
The Gender Pay Gap cannot be attributed to one specific cause, but results from a combination of several factors like the fact that men are more likely to be employed within more senior roles …

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[ 30 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, has confirmed that their two-day event in London, will now be taking place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February, 2019 (instead of 28th and 29th September 2018) in its new London home, Olympia London.
The decision to postpone the event for a further four months is a result of a company restructure, which will see Mum’s Enterprise Roadshow evolve from a Limited Company into a Community Interest Company.
Lindsey Fish, Founder and CEO Of Mum’s Enterprise Ltd comments, “The purpose of Mums Enterprise is to change the …

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[ 29 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]
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The flexibility afforded by running your own business from home means you can control your work-life balance far better than working an ordinary office job. However, it also means you have to constantly work to maintain your existing customer base and work to reach potential new clients. Although this may sometimes seem daunting and a big challenge for one person, there are in fact a few tried and tested steps that will help you keep a strong business profile with ease. Here we take a look at just three examples …

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[ 25 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Flora Davidson, Supplycompass
If you’re starting a fashion, accessories or homewares brand, at some point you’ll need to choose the type of manufacturer to partner with. Should you go for a Cut Make Trim (CMT) partner or a fully-factored partner abroad?
CMT partners
 Cut Make Trim [CMT] units cut the material, make the garment and add the trims. It’s is a good option for brands starting out because they can cater for much smaller order runs. Strong tech packs, pre-made patterns and experience procuring fabrics and managing supply chains all help make …

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[ 20 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]
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Purchases resulting from organic search are something that is available to every business owner, but a little knowledge can help you improve how your business makes the most of this strategy. Here are five simple dos and don’ts to help you make the most of organic search:
 
DO: Create relevant and quality content to match each stage of the buying cycle, taking your potential purchaser from information seeking to decision making to purchase.
DON’T: just create content at random or for the sake of filling pages. Have a strategy and make content …

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[ 20 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

Are you thinking about starting a business from home? If you have limited funds, this can be one of the best ways to get yourself up and running, before then having the option to move onto a bigger premises. Starting a business is not easy and neither is keeping it afloat. However, if you follow our tips below, you will be well on your way to creating a successful business from home. Carry on reading to find out more!
 
What Are Your Talents?
Before starting a business from home, you will need …