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Importance of Networking in Marketing and how to do it successfully

Importance of Networking in Marketing and how to do it successfully

The importance of networking in marketing is unquestionable. Smart professionals take every opportunity for networking and building relationships. They understand that networking is a key marketing strategy to achieve business success and increase your sales.

Sheila Holt explains why entrepreneurs over 60 are just better

Sheila Holt explains why entrepreneurs over 60 are just better

Now 67, Sheila bucks the trend for female entrepreneurs. With only one in three in the UK being women, there is an opportunity to add £250 billion of new value to the UK economy if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men.

How business collaboration has boosted our profits by 60%

How business collaboration has boosted our profits by 60%

To understand how business collaboration impacts the growth of SMEs we chatted a little with Carlene, CEO, and Zoe, Partnership Director, at Cloud9 Insight – a company that has had a 60% increase in profits and revenue in the past year, only because of partnerships.

Home working law: Legal responsibilities of employers

Home working law: Legal responsibilities of employers

Over a month into lockdown, millions of first-time homeworkers are now expecting to continue working remotely for the foreseeable future. For many employers, this is also the first time they have had to consider their legal obligations towards home workers.

Creative Lockdown Manual for Businesses in the Events Industry

Creative Lockdown Manual for Businesses in the Events Industry

With the events industry going into a downward spiral due to the notorious pandemic many business owners are freaking out. But what if you can use the time in lockdown to glow up your business? That’s what our member Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers has done: turned the creative mode on!

Business Continuity in Lockdown: How Kindness Skyrocketed Our Sales

Business Continuity in Lockdown: How Kindness Skyrocketed Our Sales

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. The current turn of events is an ill wind indeed but for us, it’s proven to be an extraordinary testimony to the...

A Business Guide: How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward

A Business Guide: How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. In these times of uncertainty, it’s fair to presume that eight out of ten business owners will tell you that not surviving...

How Bright Is the Future of Brick and Mortar Retail in the Digital Era?

How Bright Is the Future of Brick and Mortar Retail in the Digital Era?

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. How long have you owned a brick and mortar business?CarwiseUK was opened approximately 2 years ago but the Director, Ray...

The Secret Superpowers Women Entrepreneurs Have

The Secret Superpowers Women Entrepreneurs Have

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. For some reason, the media always leans towards showing the disadvantages of being a female entrepreneur. If we're to trust...

The 10 Worst Business Advice Entrepreneurs Receive

The 10 Worst Business Advice Entrepreneurs Receive

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Whether it’s well-intended or not, bad business advice can cost you a lot of money and even lead to complete failure....

9 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make & How to Overcome Them

9 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make & How to Overcome Them

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Vaishali ShahAnanya Cards, Culturally Minded, Creative-ID Not having professionally drafted contracts When I started...

Running a Business with Your Spouse: Good or Bad Idea?

Running a Business with Your Spouse: Good or Bad Idea?

Going into business with your spouse has been the reason for ruined marriages and companies many times before. It seems like it’s hard to find the right balance and to separate work from private issues. However, for some of them it has proven to be quite a success. 

How Coronavirus Is Changing Business & Chinese Work Culture

How Coronavirus Is Changing Business & Chinese Work Culture

These days, all we hear about is the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan, a city of 11 million people has been put on lockdown since 23 January.The sites are pretty apocalyptic: empty streets, all public transport canceled, stores shut down, hospitals built in a week..

Key Business Advice from Cancer Survivor Entrepreneurs

Key Business Advice from Cancer Survivor Entrepreneurs

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Today, on World Cancer Day 2020, we celebrate entrepreneurs who survived cancer and decided to not give up on their dreams....

Is Vegan Fashion Sustainable or Hypocritical?

Is Vegan Fashion Sustainable or Hypocritical?

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Is vegan fashion sustainable? We can end this article before it even begins by simply answering this question with a ‘no’. ...

Can Sustainable Business Be Profitable?

Can Sustainable Business Be Profitable?

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Trends in business come and go at the speed of a hashtag, however, it seems like business and sustainability as a couple...

The Ups and Downs of Running a Business – Are They Worth It?

The Ups and Downs of Running a Business – Are They Worth It?

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Do you ever wonder what it feels like to be an entrepreneur and experience all the ups and downs of running a...

New Year’s Resolutions for SMEs

New Year’s Resolutions for SMEs

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Happy 2020! As we’re slowly recovering from our NYE hangovers, it’s a good idea to set some new year’s resolutions, not...

Year in Review: 2019

Year in Review: 2019

As I sit down to write this post, we are winding down our busiest season in business ever and I am feeling so very grateful for all of the work and opportunities that 2019 brought our way. This...

Epic Christmas: How Small Businesses Do It?

Epic Christmas: How Small Businesses Do It?

We’re only one week away from Christmas and as a startup we’re rightfully excited about spending the Holidays as a team for the first time. Who knows, maybe in the coming years we’ll become as...

5 Reasons Why We Should All Shop Local

5 Reasons Why We Should All Shop Local

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Next time someone asks you why shop local when the big retailers offer more competitive prices, show them this article. ...

Why are buyer-supplier relationships important and how to nurture them

Why are buyer-supplier relationships important and how to nurture them

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always.  The last couple of years many companies have realised why are buyer-supplier relationships important, and how nurturing...

International and Cross-Cultural Negotiation

International and Cross-Cultural Negotiation

When you prepare for a cross-cultural negotiation, you often think thoroughly about how the culture of your counterpart might affect communication. You need to predict what will they say and how...

How to Identify Your Most Valuable Customers

How to Identify Your Most Valuable Customers

Not all customers are valued equally. As much as you don't want to admit it, that's the truth. Some of them have a great potential purchasing value, while others are here only for a one time...

Queen Approves Brexit: What’s the Impact of Brexit on Small Business?

Queen Approves Brexit: What’s the Impact of Brexit on Small Business?

It’s January 23, 2020. Roughly four years after the saga called Brexit has begun. It seems like the finale is about to begin. But what will the impact of Brexit on small business be? Moreover, how can companies prepare for Brexit? With SMEs making nearly 90% of all...

Key Approaches That Lead to an Innovative Business

Key Approaches That Lead to an Innovative Business

Every entrepreneur looks for a new way to improve their businesses. In order to solve any problem you stumble upon and increase company productivity, you must take various approaches to...

5 Market Research Methods to Help Your Small Business

5 Market Research Methods to Help Your Small Business

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. In the business world, information is gold. Having the right information at hand and knowing how to interpret it can help...

Morning Meditation – the Secret to Successful Business Meetings

Morning Meditation – the Secret to Successful Business Meetings

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Namaste, friend. Have you ever wondered why you were so unfocused and felt displaced during your last meeting? Most likely...

8 ways to gain Business Knowledge quickly and become Successful

8 ways to gain Business Knowledge quickly and become Successful

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. For someone just starting a business it can be intimidating to see veterans boasting around with their business knowledge....

Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Business Location

Crucial Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Business Location

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. Location, location, location. It is all about the location. You may have the most exceptional product/service on earth, but...

Why Is Customer Focused Strategy So Important

Why Is Customer Focused Strategy So Important

COVID-19 response: We are giving our premium membership for free to every business out there. It is our mission to help and support SMEs always. A loyal customer brings more profit than a new customer. Many entrepreneurs fail to understand that customer focus is a...

Business Before the Internet and Now

Business Before the Internet and Now

Imagine if you've traveled in time from the 90s to the present.The internet Marty, It changed everything.Just a couple of days ago it was the 30th birthday of the WWW (world wide web). Looking...

Why Millennial Business Owners Stress the Most?

Why Millennial Business Owners Stress the Most?

A recent study showed that being a business owner is more challenging than parenting! Additionally, millennial business owners stress the most! We are breaking down the reasons why below.  ...

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