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Safeguarding Business Continuity: Embracing Lasting Power of Attorney as a Resolution for 2024

(Article Contributed By My Local Solicitor) In the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship, where uncertainty lurks around corners, securing the longevity and resilience of a business is paramount. Among the numerous risk-management strategies, one often overlooked yet crucial tool is the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for businesses. As we step into 2024, it’s time entrepreneurs … Continued

Don’t Let Deadlines Catch You Out!

Managing finances is a critical aspect of any individual or business, and adhering to Inland Revenue deadlines is a key component of this responsibility. Here, we will explore the significance of meeting Inland Revenue deadlines, the consequences of non-compliance, and provide practical tips for ensuring timely submission of documents and payments. Importance of Inland Revenue … Continued

Why Your Business Can’t Afford To Ignore Email Marketing Any Longer

On every website there’s opportunities to enter your information such as name and email address in exchange for an exclusive offer/promotion, monthly newsletter or even takeaway tips. But what do with those emails after you’ve persuaded someone to part with their information? Email marketing is a highly effective digital marketing strategy that offers numerous benefits … Continued

5 Easy Tips On How To Make It Work Working With Family!

5 quick and easy tips on how to make it work working with family! Understand and respect each other’s true natures. By understanding one another’s tendencies and traits, we can communicate more effectively to avoid emotionally triggering each other. Keep it professional. Always use first names in the office/shop/areas with the public! Respect roles and … Continued

Looking At Your Business Objectively

As a business owner, it’s important to remember to put yourself in your customer’s shoes occasionally and not forget that experience is everything! Approaching the end of 2023, people’s attention spans are becoming increasingly (and terrifyingly!) short. It’s estimated that approximately 40% of people will abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds … Continued

The Art of Up-selling: Boosting Revenue and Customer Satisfaction

In the competitive landscape of business, finding ways to increase revenue and enhance customer satisfaction is crucial. One effective strategy that businesses employ is up-selling, the technique of persuading customers to purchase additional products or services that complement their initial purchase. When done correctly, up-selling can benefit both the business and the customer. Here we’ll … Continued

Why Trust is Important for Your Business

Business gurus tell us that one of the golden rules of building a successful business is to ‘earn the trust of our potential customers and clients by helping them to get to know and like us’. But how do you do it? The concept of KNOW, LIKE & TRUST using one of favourite models. The … Continued

Print isn’t Dead

Let’s face it – we’ve become a society where a huge proportion of our lives are reliant on online whether it’s our banking, organizing our calendars, booking trains, or using social media. This is reflected in the amount of ads people are targeted with when they go online, be it Facebook ads, pop up ads … Continued

Responding To a Not-So-Glowing Review

Love it or loathe it, reviews and comments from customers and clients are everywhere in the online world. Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor, Check-A-Trade… whether your business is selling asbestos or yurts, the public are ready to tell everyone what they think, especially if it’s to have a good moan! It’s common knowledge people are more likely … Continued

27 definites for posting on Instagram

So, you’ve joined the gram with your business name with your brand for your profile images, all your contact details and shared some images relating to you. What’s next? Maximise them of course! Here’s 27 quick tips for how to make sure you’re using Instagram as well as possible for your business…

Ways to Make your Business More Sustainable

Understanding the impacts of work (and HOW we work) on the environment isn’t just good for the planet it’s good for business too. It can help save your company money as well as do wonders for your brand’s reputation as a responsible, sustainability-focused company. Now it’s not about if our processes and daily working is … Continued

Watch Your Mouth!

No one wants to disappoint a customer or client, whether it’s telling them a product they ordered is out of stock or that an appointment has to be rescheduled. How they respond to it will vary depending on how you inform them of the news and in avoiding negative words they will take the news … Continued

New Year Resolutions You Really Should Keep

We all know it’s easy to make resolutions at the end of yet another year but it’s much harder to keep them once the time comes! Here’s some great tips to help you apply resolutions to help your business positive in 2023.

Tip For Business – To Reply Or Not To Reply?

Love it or loathe it, reviews and comments from customers and clients are everywhere in the online world. Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor, Check-A-Trade… whether your business is selling asbestos or yurts, the public are ready to tell everyone what they think, especially if it’s to have a good moan! It’s common knowledge people are more likely … Continued

Why Your Business Will Benefit from Branded Merchandise

Look at your desk now… or around your kitchen. We’re almost certain that somewhere you’ll have a pen, mug or maybe even a notepad that contains business branding on it. If you’ve kept it to use, why wouldn’t you be giving out merch with YOUR business details on? We can offer a wide range of … Continued