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.

4 different coloured credit cards in a black wallet

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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The poor pups…

Animal charities have been inundated with unwanted pets over recent months...

Together we Create written on wall in paint

Where do you find inspiration for your content?

As editor and the most prolific writer for ITK Magazine, having penned more than 200 articles for the site over the last year, I will admit that my ideas for content can sometimes dry up.

Businessman taking advice from an experienced businesswoman.

The value of peer boards

I used to be a regular networker for my business, attending at least one event a week—sometimes three or four. This dropped off for me even before Covid happened, just because I’d scaled down my company..

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Million Pound House Draws for charity, are they a scam?

You may have seen the Omaze adverts on the telly…win a beautiful house worth a million pounds; proceeds from your ticket sales will go to charity.

Business Awards

Why you should enter business awards

When you’re the chief, cook and bottle-washer in your enterprise, it may seem impossible to find the time to enter business awards as you battle to keep on top of work.

Business Man working on a zoom call

Will business travel reduce now we’re used to Zoom?

There’s no denying that Zoom and similar video conferencing programs proved lifesavers during the pandemic. When travel wasn’t encouraged/allowed, and in-person meetings were banned...

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Back to normal, back to the grindstone…

In a matter of days, most of the restrictions we’ve been living under will be lifted. One of these is the recommendation to work from home; the government will leave it up to employers to decide whether they continue with remote working

Automation with little robots

Can you automate all the jobs you hate in your business?

Look to the public sector, namely supermarkets, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) evokes a lot of fear amongst their employees. ‘AI will eventually take my job!’ is a common fear that’s often voiced.

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How social media scheduling tools could work against you..

For small business owners, tools such as Hootsuite and Sprout Social can save them time and stress. When entrepreneurs produce their social media content, they don’t have to set an alarm to post it at the required time...

Domestic Violence

The link between sport and domestic violence

As I write, England are through to the semi-finals of Euro 2020. Whilst this is great for the nation and its sporting prowess on the world stage, it’s not so good for victims of domestic abuse.