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Can Crowdfunding Help Your Business?

What is crowdfunding and how does it actually work? Crowdfunding is a way of raising money for a business venture, personal endeavour, or charitable cause, where a large number of people invest in or donate money to the cause. Crowdfunding is becoming more popular with startup and early-stage businesses which can often struggle to secure […]

Read more July 19th, 2021

Closing The Deal

Closing a deal is arguably the most important part of the sales cycle. Your company might have a database full of potential leads, your products and services could be the best in your market sector but if you can’t close a sales deal, then your business development and marketing efforts will be wasted. The key […]

Read more July 19th, 2021

Does Social Media Marketing Actually Work?

Social media marketing is incredibly popular but how do you ensure it actually works for your business? Time is a finite resource. Social media can be a hugely time-consuming undertaking and if it isn’t employed effectively it can be a waste of time. In order to determine whether your business should invest time, effort and […]

Read more June 22nd, 2021

Podcasts As A Marketing Tool

Businesses can use podcasts as an effective digital marketing tool. Podcasts are recordings of an audio discussion on a specific topic or theme such as business, travel or current affairs. They tend to consist of a series of episodes that listeners can download and listen to via a smartphone or computer. Podcasts are effective marketing […]

Read more March 24th, 2021

Reinvigorate Your Business Development

Top tips for driving your Business Development efforts this year. Business Development is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, some will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. Business Development is the creation of long-term value for a company, through […]

Read more February 19th, 2021

How To Improve Your Sales Strategy

In today’s challenging trading environment, a good sales strategy is essential. With the world changing at a rapid pace, from both technology as well as current events, you must always be looking for new sources of sales. Talk to existing customers Your current customers are one of your best sources of information. Your existing customer […]

Read more August 25th, 2020

Instagram Stories As A Marketing Tool

Today’s customers are making purchase decisions based on the story behind a particular brand. Instagram’s Stories functionality can allow you to harness this. Instagram Stories allows you to post photos and videos in chronological order to tell a “story”. These posts do not appear in your regular collection of Instagram posts: instead, they disappear after […]

Read more August 25th, 2020

How Being Social Could Help You Through The Coronavirus

Which is the most important word in the phrase ‘Social Media’? Here’s a clue – it’s not ‘media’. If you want to be more successful on social media, you need to be more social. What does that mean in reality? Let’s start by understanding that while social media often falls under the banner of digital […]

Read more June 23rd, 2020

Keeping Customers

Without customers, your business simply would not exist. Some businesses are so focused on winning new customers that they often neglect to put any effort into keeping customers they already have! Winning new customers is often far more expensive than retaining existing ones. Winning a new contract may cost time in terms of developing a […]

Read more February 26th, 2020

Executing Your Strategy

Having a good strategy is one thing, executing it well can be a huge challenge. Many business owners and managers are familiar with the scenario: you arrange a strategy day with your team, capture the outputs and create a strategic plan. Everyone goes back to the office, the strategy paper gets filed and that is […]

Read more December 19th, 2019

Data Protection Fees

Companies which are not registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are currently receiving a notice that their Data Protection Fee may be due by 17 January 2020. Many companies will already have received this notice. Under the GDPR regulations arising in 2018, any business that processes personal information is required to pay this fee […]

Read more December 19th, 2019

Return On Investment In Marketing

Calculating return on investment (ROI) on marketing activity has been a longstanding challenge for businesses. Return on investment in marketing is a metric used to measure the overall effectiveness of a business’ marketing strategy. This helps the management team to make better decisions around future marketing investments. Marketing activity adds value to different business functions […]

Read more September 23rd, 2019

Creating An Employer Brand

The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common – a great employer brand. All businesses have an employer brand – it’s what your employees, customers, suppliers, peers and potential employees say about your business. A strong employer brand can help your business to compete for the best talent and can […]

Read more July 30th, 2019

Scaling Up Your Business

How do you scale up your business and take it to a new level? A scale-up business is any company that is looking to grow in terms of market access, revenues, and the number of employees, adding value by identifying and realising new opportunities. Scale-up businesses are the engine of growth for the UK economy, […]

Read more July 30th, 2019

Connect Effectively In The Digital Age

It’s time to rethink how we connect with customers, suppliers, colleagues and the business community. The way we work is becoming increasingly digital. Today it’s pretty normal to work remotely at least one day per week and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As the future of work looks set to become more […]

Read more June 21st, 2019