Speedee and Fido Dido

Mascots in advertising

Nowadays, you don’t see many mascots in advertising. Most companies today seem to want to create a serious atmosphere.

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Speedee and Fido Dido

Mascots in advertising

Nowadays, you don’t see many mascots in advertising. Most companies today seem to want to create a serious atmosphere.

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The benefits of collaboration

When setting up your business, your goals are probably the only ones on the horizon. There’s so much to do when launching an enterprise...

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What’s your succession plan?

Some businesses stay in the family for many generations. The company simply adapts to changing times, technologies and customer bases...

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Repossessions, bankruptcies and insolvencies on the rise…

For some enterprises, the pressure has simply become too much. In September 2021 there were 1,446 insolvencies...

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Should employees take a pay cut for working from home?

Employers and employees are suggesting that remote jobs, when advertised in the future, should offer a lower wage...

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What are your thoughts on ‘woke culture’?

I was contemplating this the other day, following something my other half said about an advertisement for an upcoming TV programme.

Start your side hustle now. Why wait? No more excuses. New Year resolution begins anytime!

The age of the side hustle

In my day, these were called ‘lifestyle businesses’. No more than a part-time concern and flexible enough to fit around your main employment, they provide extra income that can allow you to enjoy a few extra luxuries.

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Are electric cars the future?

There’s been a huge drive (pardon the pun) to persuade the general public to not buy petrol and diesel cars in favour of purchasing electric or hybrid versions.

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Don’t panic, Mr. Mainwairing!

Fast forward eighteen months, and though Covid hasn’t disappeared, we have become better at treating it, at keeping ourselves safe, and we’re generally better at putting the virus in perspective with everything else that’s going on for us.

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Will COP26 achieve anything?

COP26, the 2021 United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, is unfolding at the moment, with a focus on the carbon market and the financing of any mitigation in the name of the climate crisis as items on the agenda.

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Contactless card limit raised to £100

The limit for such transactions used to be £30; however, when cash payments were discouraged during the pandemic for fear of passing on the virus, this was raised to £45. The latest amendment has seen the limit more than double to £100.

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Do you run an ethical business?

In this day and age, you can’t just be a bog-standard business owner, you’ve to also be a crusader of the Earth...