Category Archives: Small Business Support

Apostrophe Abuse

I get it!  I know that some people cannot (can’t) get their heads around apostrophes. I know some people completely restructure their sentences to avoid using (or abusing) them. ‘Nicola’s dog’ becomes ‘the dog owned by Nicola’. I understand that, … Continue reading

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Reduce Overheads, Increase Revenue

My post in April this year was based on a Linked in article I wrote a couple of years ago. I had walked into our post office and while gazing at empty shelves I was thinking, ‘what a waste’. Local small … Continue reading

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Is Advertising An Invasion of Privacy?

Do You Feel Stalked By Adverts? Last week,  at 11:33pm, a client emailed me via 123 Reg Webmail to ask if I was available to work in Manchester for a week. The next morning I awoke to a Hotmail from … Continue reading

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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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