Category Archives: Small Business Support

Is The Fate of Small Business in the Hands of Suppliers?

How Can We Save Small Businesses? Did you know… in 2017, 5,855 High Street shops closed for business? (Source: The Guardian) The internet has changed our lives for good, bringing benefits and drawbacks to us all. One drawback is the loss … Continue reading

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Business – When is it Time to Pull the Plug?

When Should a Business Throw in the Towel? In a departure from my usual posts, I wanted to talk about when (or if) it is time for a business to ‘throw in the towel’. In spite of the negative title, … Continue reading

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Your Business From a New Perspective

Reinvigorate Your Business We recently had a visit from a garden designer. From the moment I booked her I began to see my garden through a stranger’s eyes, it wasn’t a comfortable experience. In my defence, I am busy, but … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Pub Successful

How To Run A Successful Pub The Bad news Do you have a local? How is it doing? Chances are you may not know. As breweries squeeze tenants making it more difficult to survive, and lifestyles change, public houses are … Continue reading

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The Hardest Working Advert

Advertising – Reach New Heights I have always advised clients to steer clear of advertising in newspapers and magazines. At prohibitive costs, that advert only stands a chance of working for you for the seconds that particular page is open … Continue reading

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GDPR Don’t Panic, Just Prepare

On Monday I shall be at the GDPR Summit in London, helping DBR Data to support SMBs and SMEs to get GDPR compliant with the help of GDPR Mentor software. They have until May 25th and whilst there is no … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Unite

Got Space to Spare? Use it! Many months ago I came home after using the village post office and wrote a post about it. The local postmaster works long hours and has neither the time nor the inclination to stock … Continue reading

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Facebook’s New Algorithm – What it Means To You

The Monster that is Facebook Many businesses have long regarded Facebook as a ‘necessary evil’. It is, after all, a massive drain on time and energy, detracting us from real life. A tide of ‘Facebook leavers’ see no added value … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes?

We recently lost a family member, bringing sadness, regrets, and a not inconsidearable amount of work. I am an Executor of his estate but the whole process has been reasonably straightforward, with one exception… Dealing With The Energy Company In … Continue reading

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Content Writing – A Worthwhile Investment

I need to be quick, today I am writing about a lab technique used for quantifying protein sequences within a sample, it’s going to take time. Content Writer Available Within the last few weeks I have been asked to do … Continue reading

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