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Month November 2011

Top 5 Tips for Running Your First Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that your chosen area of business is something that you know and understand, but most importantly it should also be something you enjoy and are enthusiastic about doing. 2. Be frugal…

LawCloud – Cloud Computing for Law Firms

Law professionals are very mobile and busy people, in and out of meetings, in-house or externally, with a constant need to stay in touch with all activities on client files. To deal with these information needs cloud computing for law firms is an essential tool to stay informed and in control at all times. Fragmented…

Inbound marketing – it’s new and it’s hard but we must get better at it

There’s two types of marketing. The first is outbound and it’s largely about ‘buying’ attention, whether through print, TV, radio, banner advertising or cold calling. We’re familiar with this type of marketing as we learn about it at school and college, we see it on TV, hear it on the radio, see it all around…

November – A Chance to get out there!

How did it get to November? Already I am being inundated with pictures of friends of mine growing their ‘Movember‘ moustache for charity, a sure sign that the year is marching on! November is a key time in the calendar of those involved in supporting small businesses and start ups in the UK, and there…

There are 3 of us in this relationship: Mum, Business Woman, and Me

There’s no doubt that being a Mum and running your own business has its challenges. I’ve been talking to a number of women recently who are doing just that (myself included) and one of the issues we struggle with most is finding a balance between family and business without losing the fact that we ourselves…

Top 5 Tips for Overcoming Small Business Problems

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you listen to what the other people who work in your business are complaining about. Your staff on the frontline are the ones most likely to first encounter any problems…

Invoice Finance improves your Cashflow

As the world continues to recover from the pitfalls of the economic recession, businesses seek out ways to obtain conventional business finance and keep their debt at minimal level. This causes a huge strain on the cash flow of businesses especially those actively involved in day-to-day commercial operations. Businesses that sell to other businesses prioritise…

Building a Brand – spell it out

I wanted to share a quick way to help you remember some of the essential elements of building your business brand through the acronym – yes, you’ve guessed it – BRAND. I know there are many other elements to building a brand and plenty of ways to do this on a budget too (that’s for…

Can we help our way to better and faster growth?

I am sure that you saw the news yesterday where they were reporting the latest UK economic growth figures. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, compared with 0.1% growth in the previous quarter. That may seem like things are getting better…

Top tips for writing press releases

I recently volunteered to draft a press release to promote an e-petition on behalf of micro-enterprises in the UK. I’m not a Marketing/PR expert though I have written a fair few press releases in my time, but faced with a blank screen I had a minor panic about whether I could do the initiative justice…

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