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Employment Allowance for start up businesses explained

Date: 20 October 2020


The Job Retention Scheme draws to a close: what next?

Date: 12 October 2020


Alternative funding options for start ups and how to apply

Date: 12 October 2020


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How to reduce the cost of small business foreign exchange

A guide to the savings and protections a small business could benefit from by using a money transfer company to make and received overseas money transfers.

Date: 7 October 2020 By:

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The art of cold calling

Cold calling still has a critical role to play in B2B sales. Discover how it can be used to identify hot prospects and speed up the sales process.

Date: 5 August 2020 By:

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Tips to protect staff working overseas

Sometimes it is necessary to send staff to work overseas - be it for a sales trip or overseas exhibition or more permanently. Make sure you follow these tips to ensure it goes smoothly.

Date: 27 July 2020 By:

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Five profitable ways to promote your start up

Five profitable ways to promote your start up

Date: 8 July 2020 By:

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13 tips for taking your business international

Entering an overseas market is not straightforward. There are many aspects to consider. These 13 tips to entering an overseas market will set you off on the right foot.

Date: 7 July 2020 By:

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Promoting a new business - four promotional items customers will love

Branded merchandise can really help small businesses promote their company but to really get bang for your bucks you should consider these tips.

Date: 29 June 2020 By:

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11 things customers hate about your website

11 things customers typically hate about websites and how you can make sure your website avoids them.

Date: 19 June 2020 By:

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Three ways to modernise your brand

Three simple ways of modernising your brand and bringing it in line with consumer expectations.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

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How to market your business through COVID-19

Advice from The Good Marketer on how communication is key to your marketing strategy during COVID-19.

Date: 11 May 2020 By:

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Should start-ups consider video marketing after COVID-19?

Video marketing is growing in popularity and impact. Businesses should consider using video marketing to boost engagement and conversions from their online marketing.

Date: 6 May 2020 By:

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Three reasons you should use QR codes in your business

Three reasons why you should consider using QR codes to market your business.

Date: 23 April 2020 By:

A smiling entrepreneur sits in her company car, which has been carefully chosen to give the right impression of her business.

How to choose the right company car or van

Company vehicles are a must-have for many firms - but choosing the right ones can be difficult. What to consider, from capacity to running costs.

Date: 11 March 2020 By:

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How to muscle out the competition

All’s fair in love, war and business. Going after your competitors is something you should never shy away from - here’s how to come out on top.

Date: 10 March 2020 By:

A forklift truck is loaded with a pallet of goods ready for dispatch

Four top tips for improving your business shipping

Getting shipping and packaging right saves time, hassle and money - and maintains customer relations. Three top tips.

Date: 9 March 2020 By:

A manager in a fulfilment centre checks inventory for packing and shipping ecommerce orders

Should your ecommerce business use a fulfilment centre?

Fulfilment centres offer a streamlined and cost-effective mailing solution that takes the stress away from ecommerce businesses. How the process works.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

A group of business colleagues discuss how to market their start-up venture.

Five great ways to get your name and brand out there

No matter how amazing your offering, if people don’t know about what you do, your business is doomed to fail. Some ideas for spreading the word.

Date: 30 January 2020 By:

A female coffee shop owner looks to expand her operation into new markets.

Think big: How to unlock new areas of your market

Although you’re trading, that doesn’t mean you’ve fully exploited your market. Some areas you might be ignoring, and how to harness their potential.

Date: 24 January 2020 By:

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