Piecing Together the Perfect Finance Package
Are you expanding your business but unsure of the sort of funding you need? Explore the different funding options for your business.
9 Hidden IT Risks That Might Threaten your Business
Today’s big IT advantages come with major risks. Your networks and systems serve as your silent partner in operations. Should they fail – and when they do, it’s usually without warning – you’re exposed not just to an IT problem, but to a potentially large business problem.
Marketing in the Generation of the Time Poor
Gary Vaynerchuk says: Attention is the single most important asset. And he’s right. With technology allowing us to be ever more productive and efficient with our time, we are becoming increasingly aware of ‘wasting’ our time and attention. This makes us unwilling to give up our time for that sales call or to look through your company website.
GeoBiz App is the Official Networking App of the Business Show 2017
GeoBiz App and The Business Show embark on an exciting and historic partnership as GeoBiz is announced as the official networking app of this year’s show. 2017 is the 38th annual Business Show and expects to welcome 25,000 delegates from developing and expanding companies through its doors.
Five reasons you need a sponsorship licence
Any UK company looking to employ someone from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) needs a sponsorship licence in order for that employee to legally be able to work in the country.
Is omnichannel the future for B2B?
Customer experience has become the new battleground for competitive advantage and, across the board, the ability to ‘do it well’ is considered the gateway to brand loyalty and business growth.
5 tips for Increasing your Website Traffic
You’ve paid for a new website for your business, worked hard to get the design and wording exactly as you want it on every page and it’s finally gone ‘live’. You have a shop window to showcase your services, brand or products. So where are your customers?
Why you need to update your anti-virus solutions right now
With ransomware attacks causing chaos around the world, it’s critical that small businesses have the right security systems in place. Because anti-virus is no longer enough to save you from being attacked…
Making your exports pay more quickly
Every time I turn on the news, it seems some government official is talking about how more small businesses should start exporting. I think my product has lots of overseas appeal but...
Growth Driven Design: What it is and why it matters to you
Websites are notoriously a big expense on both your bank account and your time. But in the end you have your biggest marketing tool and best salesperson rolled into one neat package - at least for a while.
The Merit of a Mascot
Many brands and businesses make use of a character, animal, cartoon or even actual human beings to be the front and voice of their company in advertising. But are they actually a good idea for a modern business? Are they tacky and out of date or effective and engaging?
How to make your small business blog invincible to hackers
If you have a small business blog, congratulations on embracing the online life! Digital marketing and, more generally, web development for your brand can make a huge impact on your company’s success. But have you ever considered the fact that your blog might be the target of malicious threats and cyber attacks? And do you know what IT support you need to have in place to ensure you stay safe?
Should B2B companies adopt eCommerce?
In the consumer world, eCommerce is all around us; if we want to buy something, we can simply venture online and do so, anytime, anywhere. As a service, it’s now completely immersed in our culture, embedded in our behaviours and driving our future expectations – but for the most part, it hasn’t yet extended to the realm of B2B. At a time when consumer expectations are being continuously redefined, it stands to reason that now is the time for that to change.
The Anatomy of an App
What does your app do for it’s users? There are many ways in which it can help a user, but what you need to assess, is the quality of help it provides for your target market. It is essential that your app is useful for customers, otherwise it will not be on their phone for long.
Why it Pays to have a Business Plan
A good Business Plan will describe your business now and what you expect it to look like in the future. Focus on how you intend to get there and the implications of the growth. Remember, don’t just make it all sound like plain sailing, you should also make it clear you have recognised potential downsides and pitfalls and have a strategy to avoid, or at least, mitigate them.
How to make your workforce more efficient
The old saying “there’s always room for improvement” often gets thrown about but how can you ‘improve’ your workforces efficiency?
How to Best Prepare for Auto-enrolment
There are many reasons that a company misses its staging date and it’s understandable that some small businesses employing a handful of staff do not feel as though they have to offer an auto-enrolment scheme but auto-enrolment is compulsory to SMEs and with a little planning, employers can avoid a lot of stress. Here’s a simple guide detailing how best to prepare for auto-enrolment.
How important is a Niche market to you?
In simple words, a niche market is a specific group of individuals and businesses that could benefit the most from your product or services and could afford to pay for it. Choosing the niche market is however not as straight forward and could require considerable experience and understanding your customers in order to decide the right niche for your business.
TOP 5 MISTAKES BUSINESSES ARE MAKING IN THEIR CREATIVE
The creative industry is a fast moving one and it is often very easy to make mistakes. When deadlines are looming and the content has to be signed off by a whole board or committee of directors, the message can get lost behind some major slipups. Here are the top 5 mistakes, we see some of the biggest businesses making with their creative.
Improving the Value of your Property
Across the UK property prices are generally on the rise. However, there are still further ways in which home and property owners can maximise their property’s potential and ensure they receive maximum return from its sale. This applies to both homeowners as well as those who own several properties across a portfolio and are looking to cash in on one of their assets.
5 Tips For Helping Businesses Grow
Once established, many SMEs are keen to expand their offerings and grow their business. If all goes well, your customer base and revenue will grow. But be aware: If done badly, you could end up with demotivated and overworked staff as well as irritated customers - a potentially deadly combination for your business.
Accountants | Solicitors | Architects
Z group aim to challenge, disrupt and ultimately change the discrete professional services market. Being an ABS allows us to intimately understand your business needs and personal wealth goals in a holistic way across legal, financial and architectural sectors.
Entrepreneur’s Frustration – helpful or painful?
Ever felt frustrated? I think that is a great place to pass through. Frustration means that you need to know or access something new, something you have no knowledge of and that is exciting. The trick to success is not staying in that place for too long.
EFFICIENT IT RECRUITMENT
The recruitment process is in desperate need for improvement. Picking the right talent for the right job has become a daunting task. Lots of companies have spent a massive amount of time picking the right candidate, only to find it’s the wrong one. Don’t get caught out!