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Top 5 Tips for Choosing Small Business Viral Marketing

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Viral marketing is perfect for any small business without a large marketing budget to spend on advertising. So, in all likelihood, this will include YOUR small business! The only investment is usually…

Why licensing is a good business move in the current economic climate

The management of innovation is very important. Without discipline, innovation is not controlled and sculpted in a way that is beneficial to a business. The money spent on research and development has to show a return on investment – this is where innovation management comes in. Innovation lies right at the heart of all successful…

Be Wary of the Dream Sellers

Unlocking the handcuffs No, I’m not talking about the bondage scenes in ’50 Sheds du Lait’ my latest, erotic fantasy novel. My next book is about a billionaire dairy farmer hooked on gorgonzola and addicted to early morning visits to the ‘Beyond the Pail Room’ with a trainee yoghurt maker. I’m talking about the multi-billion…

Tips for Overseas Business Expansion

Expanding small businesses overseas can be a risky business, but with cities like Dubai performing well economically in terms of trade and tourism at the moment, the UAE could be the place to do it. Head of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee recently stated that growth in GDP for this emirate is expected to be…

Top 5 Tips for Devices in your Small Business Workplace

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Nearly every person in your small business is likely to have either their own smartphone, tablet computer or laptop. There is no reason why you can’t take advantage of this to make…

How To Stay Competitive By Importing Your Goods From Abroad

As the recession continues, being able to stay competitive is an absolute necessity in the current economic climate. If you’re in the retail industry one such way of staying competitive is through importing goods from abroad. Overseas suppliers can cut costs by a huge margin, in some cases by as much as 60%. This means…

Top 5 Tips for introducing Pinterest into your Small Business

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social networks but before getting involved you need to bear in mind that it is very different to the other main networks. 2. You will…

Sitting on the fence

When contemplating change people can often sit on the fence for quite some time. They may live in a world that is not black and white, but shades of grey and highly ambivalent. At times high or low levels of ambivalence may be useful in some situations, it is not always High ambivalence: PEOPLE WHO…

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