With lockdown easing, it’s time to dust off your business and get things moving again.
… and our goal is to help. Over the coming months we are going to be running a whole series of articles aimed at helping startups, small businesses and freelancers get back on track.
Creative businesses such as artisans, artists and crafters are often the ones left struggling in this tech age. It doesn’t have to be that way. Check out our new series of articles, coming soon.
I can’t help but feel sorry for high street retailers. They were already struggling and then Coronavirus came along and kicked them whilst they were down. Some will find it hard to recover – especially ones who seem to be making strategic decisions that do little to help their cause.At the moment, it’s even more […]
All over the world businesses are really struggling due to coronavirus. Employees are finding the situation equally hard – worrying about their jobs and having to work from home for the first time. I was thinking of writing a post giving any advice I could for businesses who are having difficulties, and tips for people […]
Why do so many startup businesses fail? Well, there’s a question! We all hear the stats on how many new startup businesses fail in the first year, and by all accounts it’s only getting worse. For years, the reasons given often skated around the real issues, and the help offered was often centred around old-fashioned […]
Business owners are often confused as to why investors value a business differently from each other, even for similar-sized businesses, at the same stage, in the same sector. Someone who asked me recently was referring to the TV show Dragons’ Den; however, the conundrum applies to many investment situations. As you’re probably aware, there is […]
Is it a good idea to have one big client? …… In short, no.Articles about this topic have been around for years, yet sadly, businesses are still giving in to temptation. So I decided it was time for another go at persuading business owners that it’s not a good idea to have one big client.I […]
If you are in the sustainability, environmental and cleantech sector and you need to raise investment it obviously makes sense to speak to potential investors who specialise in, and have a track record of investing in this sector. Here are 12 firms you may want to check out depending on the stage of your business, […]
Many businesses are failing because they are not delivering on their strapline or stated USP. Marketing materials, straplines and sales pitches are often used to get people through the door, only to then flog them a watered down version of the goods or services.For example, some businesses claim their ‘advisors’ will discuss your needs and […]
It’s well documented that too much choice – ‘overchoice’, ‘choice paralysis’, ‘paradox of choice’, whatever you want to call it – rather than help people, causes a whole host of problems including a ton of anxiety and stress. When it comes to shopping online this ‘overchoice’ is just getting worse and worse. Depending on what […]
It’s pretty straightforward to add a Twitter feed to a Wordpress site using Themify (Note, I’m referring to Wordpress.org sites here, not Wordpress.com). If you are familiar with interfaces, Wordpress and using themes/builders, then you should have no problem. There are a number of ways you can add a Twitter feed to a Wordpress site, […]
So many small businesses need help with this online stuff, they really do. I placed an order for a present for someone and paid by Paypal. I checked my email but had received nothing other than the Paypal receipt. Where’s the order confirmation from the site I ordered from? I thought. A couple of days […]
Depending on your model, it’s really important to have a good balance of people and skills across your business: age, gender, ethnicity, personality, skills and intellect – to name but a few. Virtually every business person has a different view on the direction the business should take and how the business should be run. If […]
No doubt you’ve read articles which give the top 10 tips/rules for startups and businesses to follow. Have you ever wondered why these important tips/rules differ from one article to the next? Surely the top 10 rules for businesses are the top 10 rules for businesses…? These articles differ in opinion because everyone writing them […]