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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Exporting

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Extensive research is essential before you even start considering exporting. Your product is likely to be subject to a wide range of tax duties varying by each individual country. 2. Make sure that you…

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Wild Lotus Patisserie

Congratulations to Chelsea Singh of Wild Lotus Patisserie. Wild Lotus Patisserie specialises in vegan cakes and speciality baked goods. Like many Pitch of the Week winners, Chelsea’s business came from a personal experience leading to a business idea. Chelsea told us how she was unable to find a vegan cake for her own wedding; meaning…

Planning for Small Business Success

Embarking on a new business venture or project can often be a difficult and stressful period for a business owner. This can often be made even worse due to a lack of sufficient planning to guide them through the turbulence. In my many years in business I’ve learnt than nothing is more important than planning…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Project Management

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. No project will ever get far at all unless it has been planned very carefully beforehand. 2. Make sure that everybody affected by the project is kept completely in the loop about what is…

Is Your Business Still Ignoring Social Media?

Social media is arguably one of the greatest things to have ever happen to small businesses. In less than a decade of usage, it has managed to completely transform the way in which businesses are able to conduct their marketing activities. In terms of what can be achieved with a great social media campaign, it…

Top 5 Tips for Coping with Small Business Data Loss

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Investing in a good backup solution can actually prevent you from ever losing data. Combine a USB drive with a cloud solution for best results. 2. Make sure that you monitor your data carefully.…

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Bed and Fed

This week the winner of the WinWeb Pitch of the Week competition is Annabella Forbes, from home-from-home accommodation website Bed and Fed. Bed and Fed is a web community of home from home accommodation, across the UK and Ireland, that visitors can visit for free. Annabella saw a gap in the market between hostels and…

Are You Risking Your Business By Taking Risks With Your Data?

Digital data loss can have severe consequences for any small business that is reliant on good recordkeeping. Losing customer data could mean that you don’t have any means to contact them or perhaps cause you to be left without details of financial transactions. This would either make it difficult for you to invoice them or…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Networking Events

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Thorough preparation is important. Try to think about questions you might be asked and consider your responses to them beforehand. 2. Make sure that you take professional business cards with you to the networking…

WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Lighting Sensations

This week’s winner of the WinWeb Pitch of the Week competition is John Steven, from Lighting Sensations. Lighting Sensations carry out varied and extensive work in many different environments, ranging form installing lighting in a retail environment, through to planning the lighting on a climbing wall to make it look outstanding. Lighting Sensations are able…

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