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Take control – don’t let Brexit fears hijack your business

Before you read, take control by downloading our free app on Android and on Apple. No matter which side of the debate you’re on, the one thing that everyone can agree on about Brexit is that it’s generating a lot of fear and uncertainty. For Leave voters, there’s a fear that the country will never part…

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Small businesses are clueless about GDPR

It’s quite a scary statement, but more than 50% of small business owners are ‘clueless’ about GDPR, according to this article in the Independent. It’s important to note that the actual survey was compiled for insurer AON, so it will be of no surprise to see that there is a line about how many businesses are not…

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You’re lazy, you moan too much and you can’t be bothered

Welcome to the new way to reach the British public. GoCompare has recently launched a new product called WeFlip. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and will ‘flip’ you to a cheaper energy supplier if they identify savings of £50 or more. Your involvement? None. WeFlip will take care of it for…

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Dropping your price devalues your business

The high street has endured one of its most challenging environments since the 1970s. The steady move to online shopping has been further impacted by low wage growth and – to kickstart the New Year – an increase in rail fares. The restaurant industry has been one of the worst-affected, as under-30s eat out less…

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Is it ever too early to get a head start?

Everyone likes to get a head start. Any advantage to give you an upper hand. But when is it too soon? Today is the 29th of December and as you would expect the 2019 holiday adverts have begun on TV. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see Easter eggs in the supermarket or advertisements for Valentine’s…

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How much are you missing out?

FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, is an interesting concept. It’s where we get worried that someone else is having a rewarding experience that doesn’t include us. If you run your own business, this could be translated as a regular customer using a competitor. You might be fearful of that happening, but if you aren’t…

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The problem with Small Business Saturday

I have a major problem with Small Business Saturday. Actually, three problems. The first is the origins of the event in the first place. Small Business Saturday was started in the US in 2010 and sponsored by credit card company American Express (Amex). Amex bought advertising on Facebook, which it gave to its existing merchant…

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We’ve teamed up with Veteran Owned to support ex-military business owners

As you know,  is the world’s first time-based marketing platform, and we’ve partnered with Veteran Owned UK to offer our premium service for free to ex-servicemen and women across the country. Ex-military personnel with their own small business who are members of the Veteran Owned directory will now receive a free six-month subscription to our premium…

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The times they are a-changin’

Watch this video: We’ll come back to it shortly. Times change, we all know that. But no matter what it is that changes, we adapt and we carry on (eventually). The internet isn’t going to take away everyone’s jobs and it won’t actually be the death of the high street. New jobs will still be…

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We’re sleepwalking towards an empty high street

See that headline? It’s true. We’re sleepwalking towards an empty high street. Let’s face it, we’re shopping more online or in edge-of-town superstores and retail parks. So why do we need a high street? Most of the United Kingdom’s GDP comes from single person businesses. They are the lifeblood of our economy. If GDP is…

Dealing-with-Discount-Mentality-sm-1100x400

Dropping your price devalues your business

The high street has endured one of its most challenging environments since the 1970s. The steady move to online shopping has been further impacted by low wage growth and – to kickstart the New Year – an increase in rail fares. The restaurant industry has been one of the worst-affected, as under-30s eat out less…

eggs

Is it ever too early to get a head start?

Everyone likes to get a head start. Any advantage to give you an upper hand. But when is it too soon? Today is the 29th of December and as you would expect the 2019 holiday adverts have begun on TV. I certainly wasn’t expecting to see Easter eggs in the supermarket or advertisements for Valentine’s…

missing piece

How much are you missing out?

FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, is an interesting concept. It’s where we get worried that someone else is having a rewarding experience that doesn’t include us. If you run your own business, this could be translated as a regular customer using a competitor. You might be fearful of that happening, but if you aren’t…

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The problem with Small Business Saturday

I have a major problem with Small Business Saturday. Actually, three problems. The first is the origins of the event in the first place. Small Business Saturday was started in the US in 2010 and sponsored by credit card company American Express (Amex). Amex bought advertising on Facebook, which it gave to its existing merchant…

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We’ve teamed up with Veteran Owned to support ex-military business owners

As you know,  is the world’s first time-based marketing platform, and we’ve partnered with Veteran Owned UK to offer our premium service for free to ex-servicemen and women across the country. Ex-military personnel with their own small business who are members of the Veteran Owned directory will now receive a free six-month subscription to our premium…

time

The times they are a-changin’

Watch this video: We’ll come back to it shortly. Times change, we all know that. But no matter what it is that changes, we adapt and we carry on (eventually). The internet isn’t going to take away everyone’s jobs and it won’t actually be the death of the high street. New jobs will still be…

sleepwalker

We’re sleepwalking towards an empty high street

See that headline? It’s true. We’re sleepwalking towards an empty high street. Let’s face it, we’re shopping more online or in edge-of-town superstores and retail parks. So why do we need a high street? Most of the United Kingdom’s GDP comes from single person businesses. They are the lifeblood of our economy. If GDP is…

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Would you like a cookie with that?

Cookies, data harvesting, even people-tracking is increasing on the apps we use every day. Researchers from the University of Oxford found that 83% of all free apps on the Google Play Store share your data with Google. Forty-three per cent of those apps then shared data with Facebook, plus other firms such as Twitter, Microsoft…

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Helping small business: is it time to look to the older generation?

JP Morgan Chase recently launched Advancing Cities, a $500 million initiative to create economic opportunities in cities around the world. This funding is focused on providing small businesses with the critical resources needed to grow, with the plan that it will result in the revitalisation of local communities. JP Morgan Chase has identified (following similar projects in…

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How does a small business stand out from the crowd?

When you advertise on a social media platform, you’re relying on others to do something for you. If you don’t want your post/image/ad to be static, you need people to share it. The problem is – depending on how many people your customers follow, their news feeds are going to be moving pretty fast. So you have to…