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Five Companies Experiencing Rapid Growth

Growth is something not every business is fortunate enough to experience, especially with the economy yet to mount a recovery following the long and drawn-out downturn. Luckily, there are a small yet noticeable number of enterprises who appear to be bucking the trend of downsizing and playing it safe, but […]

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Pros and Cons of Working For a Small Business

Depending on your personality type, working for a small business can be rewarding and pleasant, although other people may prefer working for a larger company. Many things can factor into the final decision including: the number of colleagues you prefer to work around the amount of resources you expect the company […]

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Nervous Doves

Mr Carney and his colleagues on the Bank of England monetary policy committee will have been delighted with the pick up in UK economic activity over the summer months. They may however be forgiven for also welcoming the recent tempering of UK economic releases that have not quite met market […]

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Budget at a Glance

This year sees the first mid-October Budget. The process was brought forward from December to coincide with EU norms and to allow the Finance Act to be passed before the new year begins. Certain aspects (e.g. increases in tax on alcohol and cigarettes) need to take effect at midnight so […]

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Securing Your Blog’s Identity – 4 Tips

Securing Your Blog’s Identity is key to maintaining a consistent message and loyal readership. Read on for some tips on how to do so. Technology has transformed the global informational landscape in recent years from consisting of mainly newspapers, books, magazines and websites, to include a significant number of professional […]

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Make Content and Social Media Work for Your SMB

Small businesses simultaneously face an uphill climb against better funded competitors but also have an inherent advantage in their ability to be agile in their marketing efforts. But being agile without marketing intelligently serves no purpose. In this post we look at how to make content and social media work […]

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Online Shop Tips

You are part of the new frontier: e-commerce. As online stores start branching out, lots of small businesses are jumping on the bandwagon. Still, with so many competitors, it could be difficult to gain a foothold in the market. Plus, as Google and the other search engines continue to change […]

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Farming to finish the year on a high?

Farming to finish the year on a high? The spring of 2013 will long be remembered as the worst for many years with little grass growth, limited fodder supplies  and high feed costs. Nature was not on the farmers side. Since then we have had a great grass year with good […]

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My Advice To @Ryanair On Twitter

Big fanfare last week that Ryanair has joined Twitter.  Then you hear that they’re not going to talk to anyone because they have 80 million customers. [I love it: even when they are saying something negative, they spin!!]  A random conversation in the changing rooms before 8am this morning got […]

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How To Keep Your Small Business Afloat

In today’s economic turmoil, businesses especially those belonging to the small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are having trouble staying afloat or better yet solvent. These businesses are experiencing irregular cash flow problems which hinder their ability to do marketing activities. If you are a business owner especially one who does […]

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The Benefits of Email Marketing Campaigns

E-mail marketing campaigns have becoming increasingly popular as of late. This is because there are so many benefits to engaging in email marketing. In this post I outline some of the benefits of email marketing campaigns. Helps Bring Repeat Business Sending regular email updates to a company’s customers keeps them […]

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Tenderscout on Smallbusinesscan (and Newstalk)

Newstalk We are on Newstalk every Thursday talking about business books. And who do I meet in the studio? Tony Corrigan! Tony is a SBCer and is today launching TenderScout, a new technology business that will help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) win a greater share of public sector contracts worth […]

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Sport for business and sport and business

Sport for business and sport and business I have always been convinced that sports and business are on the same coin. The focus, determination and sacrifice that athletes apply to top sports is the same focus, determination and sacrifice that entrepreneurs apply to their business. #SFB2020 At the sportforbusiness 2020 […]

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