• Are you suffering from Founder Synd...

    06/05/21

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    It can be a wonderful feeling when your charitable organisation grows out of its infancy. When it reaches a point of expansion and...

  • First aid requirements within a sma...

    05/05/21

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    Every business must have appropriate and adequate first-aid provision. Having a suitably stocked and properly identified first-aid...

  • How drilling down on your data coul...

    04/05/21

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    And if they do find a spare hour or two, they’re overwhelmed by where to start their promotional efforts. In comparison, marketing...

  • The war of the caterpillar cakes...

    28/04/21

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    Two of our best-loved food retailers went head-to-head over Colin the caterpillar. Colin’s retail parent is Marks and Spencer, who...

  • Why should you diversify in busines...

    03/05/21

    In business, diversification means spreading out into other marketplaces, industries, or product categories. Although it possesses...

  • Why self development is so importan...

    30/04/21

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    In the process of running their business successfully, business owners often forget about themselves. They neglect the fact that s...

  • Should your business have an app...

    29/04/21

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    Mobile apps have emerged as highly effective retail and marketing tools - particularly for small businesses. Apps have proved to b...

  • How to manage your client’s expecta...

    27/04/21

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    Working with new clients can often be stressful; it can take a lot of time and energy to meet their expectations. Modern consumers...

  • Do you work to live or live to work...

    26/04/21

    Some businesspeople admitted that they enjoyed working 70+ hours each week, as they loved what they did for a living. Others feare...

  • Refresh your marketing strategy thi...

    23/04/21

    Strategy

    After a long, cold winter, Spring signifies new beginnings and new opportunities. It’s the perfect time to evaluate your marketing...

  • More reasons why we use Wix...

    22/04/21

    If you’ve read our previous article, you may understand why Wix is our go-to platform. Here are even more elements Wix offers that...

  • ActionCOACH...

    21/04/21

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    That’s what Lee Hart of Unbranded Digital, a marketing agency based in Bradford, did in just two years. And the team who helped hi...

  • Do things differently...

    20/04/21

    Different

    If all you do, day to day, is fight fire and simply focus on keeping your head above water, growth will not occur. It’s not that a...

  • Why do we use Wix...

    19/04/21

    As a marketing company, we are a Wix partner. We didn't just choose to be so because we thought Wix was cool—we tried all the diff...

  • Give your business a Spring clean...

    16/04/21

    Spring

    It’s the time of year when you may typically Spring clean your house or yard, but have you ever thought of giving your business a ...

  • Things to consider when hiring a co...

    15/04/21

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    If you’re planning to renovate your home or business, choosing a skillful contractor that’s the right fit for you and the work is ...

  • Earning loyalty from your team...

    14/04/21

    It was reported that a company boss gave his employees Monday (12th April) off work, so that they could all visit the gym or go fo...

  • What will networking events look li...

    13/04/21

    Netowrking

    The Northern Affinity network of businesses mentioned in one of their recent virtual events that they are planning a hybrid approa...

  • Spring clean your social media...

    09/04/21

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    Objectively review which social media platforms you use to reach your potential audience. Are you seeing a return on each? Social ...

  • Are you ready to reopen...

    12/04/21

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    From today, non-essential shops can open, gyms, hairdressers and the hospitality industry, such as pubs. The latter can only serve...

  • Having plants in the office benefit...

    08/04/21

    Green Plants in a white background office.

    Plants can help people feel more connected to the environment and ultimately feel more peaceful in the workplace. Health gurus pro...

  • Dont talk about yourself...

    07/04/21

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    Recently, the number of websites I’ve visited that have turned me off seems to have risen dramatically. It’s not been about their ...

  • Is competition in business a good t...

    06/04/21

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    ‘You need to find a gap in the market!’ is a suggestion often touted by business coaches and mentors across the land. Whilst this ...

  • Why you should use video on your we...

    05/04/21

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    There’s a famous quote in marketing: content is king. While written content is indeed effective, visual content is even more power...

  • The role SEO should play on your we...

    02/04/21

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    In today’s world, where consumers rely heavily on search engines to help them find anything and everything on the internet, SO can...

  • Offline marketing can still be effe...

    01/04/21

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    Everything’s digital these days, certainly when it comes to the realm of commerce. Given that physical shops are shut at the momen...

  • Why it’s good for your businesses t...

    31/03/21

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    I’m not quite sure this is the case in 2021. Over the last decade or so, social media has brought about greater transparency, with...

  • Small retailers need to look to the...

    30/03/21

    Small business selling fruit

    Every town’s retail space will have changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic. Our High Streets were already evolving befor...

  • Nano-influencers and small business...

    29/03/21

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    Social commerce has risen exponentially during the last year, as more and more companies and brands moved online following the UK’...

  • The positives of the pandemic...

    24/03/21

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    Yesterday marked a full year since the first lockdown of the pandemic was imposed. In that lockdown, practically everything closed...

  • Video tips to action...

    26/03/21

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    Pre-pandemic, I attended a number of workshops and masterclasses that aimed at helping me further my business. I found all of them...

  • Are virtual meetings a headache...

    25/03/21

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    I recently completed seven full days of training delivered virtually, which was an interesting experience. I wouldn’t say it was a...

  • Muchos muchos masks...

    22/03/21

    Mexican Wrestling masks being sold

    Lucha Libre wrestlers recently patrolled the huge market of Central de Abastos, on the hunt for deniers of the virus, i.e. those r...

  • Spring cleaning motivation for smal...

    19/03/21

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    Spring is on the doorstep and many of us are already gearing up to spring-clean our homes. Applying the same attention to our busi...

  • The importance of blogging accordin...

    18/03/21

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    Blogging is often overlooked as an effective tool for businesses to promote themselves. This is unfair, as blogging can be very po...

  • 2021 A New Hope...

    16/03/21

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    If you’ve been on LinkedIn in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed something. Certainly, in my feed, there seems to be a...

  • Establishing a trade credit policy...

    17/03/21

    Paying for tools using a credit card.

    When shopping in Morrison’s, you don’t take a full trolley of goods to the cashier and ask them to stick it on your tab. You have ...

  • Are you afraid to be in front of a ...

    15/03/21

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    It’s unlikely that any business owner out there doesn’t understand the merit of including video in their marketing mix. However, k...

  • Financial Health and Wellbeing...

    11/03/21

    You could create your own physical fitness plan and implement this yourself or, alternatively, you could work with a personal trai...

  • Employing young people in your busi...

    12/03/21

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    Young people have been hit hard by the pandemic. From lost job opportunities, disruption to their education, and fewer apprentices...

  • Are politicians social media influe...

    10/03/21

    Boris Johnson at the Climate Ambition Summit 2020

    When we think of the term ‘influencer’, we imagine a young man or woman displaying an enviable life across the most popular platfo...

  • Could you diversify or create somet...

    09/03/21

    Isometric image showing a person diversifying their portfolio

    A good way to breathe new life into your business is to introduce something new. This could be via a rebrand, entering a new/secon...

  • Be your own business coach...

    08/03/21

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    Become your own business coach and get your company into better shape for when the pandemic ends.
    Rather than dwell on the pandemi...

  • Keep on keeping on...

    05/03/12

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    The theme of this article is ‘falling in love with your business’. For some, perhaps more seasoned, business owners it may be hard...

  • What have been the milestones on yo...

    04/03/21

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    After starting a business, most entrepreneurs tend to look forward. They create visions of their future and goals to aim for, then...

  • How to boost your teams morale duri...

    03/03/21

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    It may be that you love running your business as much as the day you launched your company. But what about your team? Are their he...

  • What The FSB Offers Small Businesse...

    02/03/21

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    There are plenty of benefits to enjoy should you consider becoming a member of the FSB—or, to give it its full title: The Federati...

  • Why collaborate...

    01/03/21

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    One of the best ways to maximise not just your marketing efforts but your business in general is to collaborate with someone. Now,...

  • Website traffic but no leads...

    26/02/21

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    In marketing, we talk a lot about generating traffic to your website. In terms of starting points for the customer journey, this c...

  • Print and Promotion A pandemic star...

    23/02/21

    Brett Russell

    When writing this article, he realised that it was exactly a year to the day he unexpectedly lost his job, due to the slowing down...

  • Free Launchpad workshops...

    25/02/21

    Brett Riley-Tomlinson

    Via ERDF funding, we’re able to offer FREE workshops, in partnership with Launchpad. We are delivering ten workshops over the next...

  • Coupons could give bricks and morta...

    24/02/21

    Person handing over a credit card to pay for goods in shop

    Though few, if any, physical shops are currently trading, it’s surely not going to be too long before they can open their doors on...

  • Top tips for new self-employed trad...

    22/02/21

    Tradesman working under a sink

    There’s not as many people learning trades today, such as plumbing, building or electric work; over the last couple of decades, th...

  • Mums In Need...

    16/02/21

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    Mums In Need is a Sheffield-based charity who support mothers to overcome abusive relationships and coercive control. They aim to ...

  • Consider joining a business support...

    19/02/21

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    There are many organisations out there that offer a wide range of business support. This includes The Federation of Small Business...

  • How to be better organised within y...

    18/02/21

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    It can be quite daunting trying to juggle lots of tasks whilst also remembering everything you need to do when you’re busy in your...

  • 7 Tips for the Perfect Website...

    17/02/21

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    If you’ve just launched a business and you’re looking for someone to help you create a website, bear these tips in mind, as they w...

  • Cash Flow Forecasting...

    15/02/21

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    Many business owners panic a little when they think about cash flow forecasting, as they don’t really know where to start. They wo...

  • The importance of cash flow...

    12/02/21

    British Pounds

    You may have heard the saying, ‘Turnover is vanity and cash flow is sanity’—but what exactly does this mean?...

  • How to generate a regular income in...

    11/02/21

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    Given the state of the economy at the moment, it’s now even more important to look at generating a regular income and possibly div...

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