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Season’s Greetings 2012

To All Our Readers, Followers & Friends May the magic of Christmas Bring wealth and prosperity to your home like a Christmas that brings merry and fun to the season Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Is it the end? Far from it

Everyone up to speed on the Mayan calendar? Don’t rush out and buy one, because it ends …. er …. two days after tomorrow, as may the world as we know it. Are you sticking fingers in your ears and humming loudly every time someone raises the idea that we may have only a few…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Payroll

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Once you start employing people it is essential that you are aware of your obligations as an employer. In the UK, this means registering as an employer and submitting P35 and P14…

Together We’ll Level The Playing Field

Proud to be Micro Some of you know that I’m the co-founder of the Enterprise Rockers movement – a massive free-to-join-in, global, self help community to make life better and fairer for micro (0-9 employees) enterprise owners. We launched in January so we’re coming up to our first anniversary. The Enterprise Rockers movement is unlike…

Fund-raising and brand awareness – the basics

Fundraising is a fun and excellent way to invest some of your success back into the community that supports you. Company giving is also a superb approach to growing your business and raising its profile through partnerships, sponsorship, donations, and employee fundraising initiatives. Employee-driven efforts are often great motivation and team-building exercises for staff, too.…

Drop the adjectives and the froth

Marketing, telling the story, decking out your online shop window for Christmas or any season, is essential and can be a real buzz for your business and your feelgood factor. Be sure to do it, to keep it alive and interesting, but keep your feet on the ground. With all the techno wizardry at our…

Balancing the unwritten needs of employees with the needs of the company make good business sense.

The factors that contribute to the ultimate success of a business are well known to most entrepreneurs and Business Advisors. However Psychology introduces the importance of the need to balance the the unwritten needs of employees with the needs of the company. As psychologists we explore the complexities of what happens when perceived reality of…

How Print Media is helping to Drive Mobile Commerce

Much has been written in the press and by bloggers about the impending death of print advertising but is this really the case or is it simply an evolving format? Recent research and reports from Mobile Commerce Daily suggests the latter with marketers now looking at new ways to connect traditional print advertising with mobile…

Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Next 12 Months

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Take a close look at your current relationship with suppliers. Is there anything that can be done to sweeten the deal for both of you? Perhaps entering some kind of agreement with…

4 simple ways to promote yourself as a contractor

One of the issues many independent contractors struggle with is self-promotion. If you’re one of those, the time for being shy is over. Here we share four business-boosting ways to promote yourself and your services. 1. Have an impressive CV Does your CV do an excellent job of showing who you are and, more importantly,…

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