Going Back To Basics To Grow Business Confidence

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We’re certainly riding a very bumpy and uncertain business road – since the 2016 referendum on staying in or coming out of europe, there has been no clear cut difinitive routes forward for any of our businesses.  The government seems completely unable to  pull itself together in one direction to get themselves, let alone the […]

Locating Info On Local Services Quickly

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When you need to know about such things as wills and probate, or lasting power of attorney and probate assistance, it can be a bit baffling.  The best way to find things quickly is to check out your local trade magazine that comes monthly.  Just abouve every area has one and firms pay to be […]

Local Traders’ Magazine Comes Up Trumps

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When you look through the masses of small brochures that flood through the front door at home every week, it’s possible that you are so blind to the mass of information contained within.  Every page is full of services, small businesses that have grown up from nothing – maybe like yours, a small outlet from […]

Ensuring Small Businesses Are Legal & Insured

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When we think of small business, we generally think of a plumber or maybe a single electrician.   Those jolly useful trades where someone gets trained, works a few years in a bigger company perhaps and then branches out on their own.   There are all the costs of setting up that company – getting publicity, insurance […]

Change Of Use Application Stunts Business Growth

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Recently I joined a small local gym.  I used to belong years ago before a major leg trauma halted progress.  This year I decided to reacquaint my aging body with the workings of a modern circuit gym.  All was going well – I proved to myself that I have more stuffing than expected.  The young […]

Small Hobby & Craft Shops Need Networking

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I couldn’t help noticing that our local out of town shopping extravaganza has got more stores opened.  One being a mega nationwide crafting and hobby outlet.  Now, having very keep knitters, needlewomen, quilters and painters in my family, this would usually bang a gong of unparalleled enthusiasm.  But as the company concerned seems to now […]

The Trading Ship Needs Steady Hand At The Wheel

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In these seriously challenging times, it seems hardly a day goes by without comment and redicule in the press about the way our brexit strategy is going.  No one seems to have a hand on the negotiations – well it seems as though those who are in charge of the bus are not in the […]

Changes In How You Get To The Top

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When I first went out to work, back in the day, the top brass were always men – all the directors and chief operating officers.  The only time a woman featured at the top of any company was if she was married to the boss or was the daughter of him.   Not too many women […]

Peer To Peer Versus Bank Lending Ideas

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Getting funding for starting up a business or expanding an existing one.  This can be an absolute minefield for most folk.  Having a good idea how to market something is one thing.  But for proper progress and business development to expand and make good, then moving away from the use of credit cards and setting […]