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Are Black Friday deals as good as they seem?

Whilst Black Friday discounts seem a good deal to shoppers, the event is not necessarily for our benefit...

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Shopper holding paper bag with sign of Black Friday

Are Black Friday deals as good as they seem?

Whilst Black Friday discounts seem a good deal to shoppers, the event is not necessarily for our benefit...

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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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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...

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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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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Fluid business plans are behind successful businesses

It’s highly recommended by business coaches and successful entrepreneurs that you should create a business plan for your enterprise.

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The rise of subscription boxes

Given how much online shopping has become ingrained in our lives, it’s perhaps easy to see the appeal of subscription box businesses.

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Going green is big business

It’s well known that we don’t create or make as much as we used to in the UK. However, it may still be a surprise to learn that the country’s green economy is four times the size of our manufacturing sector.

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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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What do you need to earn in your business?

It’s good to have financial targets when you’re running a small business, however realistic they may be. You also need to know your business’s financial standing at any one time.

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Should we be worried about what the internet knows about us?

We all know that our devices are constantly listening to us, and that cookies built into websites track our cursor’s every move. It’s how marketing unfolds in 2021

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Keep a handle on costs when starting your business

It may be tempting, from a credibility point of view, to appear ‘established’ when launching your business. Whilst a professional image is a plus, this doesn’t have to equal expensive offices..