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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 but have…

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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

SBS button

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…

veteran owned logo

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…

cookie

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…

older

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…

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Are you gambling with your business?

You frequently gamble with your business. You will pay out huge sums of money in the hope that you will see a return on your investment. Who’s guaranteeing that you will see a return on what you are spending? Nobody. You would have a better chance of betting on the outcome of the Grand National.…

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Winter is coming

Make no mistake, winter *is* coming. Just take a look at social media and you’ll see plenty of people complaining about the tumbling temperatures. Grumbling won’t make a difference though – it’s happening. So let’s be bold and face another brutal reality. How much money have you lost this year? Any small business that relies…