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  • Blog Post: What future for the High Street?

    A news item on BBC Breakfast this am featured a couple of high streets - Swindon in Wiltshire and Wimbledon Common. It's probably not news to many of us but the traditional, independent high street retailer is fast becoming a shop of the past as supermarkets continue to embrace every product available...
  • Blog Post: Why I love direct mail

    Guest blog from Howard Graham, CEO and Founder of The Made Simple Group and member of the BBC’s Small Business Panel of Experts . All opinions stated are the author’s own. Perhaps it’s just me - but I seem to be getting a lot less junk mail through my letterbox. What was once a steady stream of...
  • Blog Post: Manufacturing & production moving back to UK?

    I caught an interesting item on BBC breakfast news this morning, on a Nottinghamshire-based manufacturer of children’s safety harnesses which has moved production back to the UK from China. With inflation and labour costs increasing – and forecast to rise significantly over the coming year – production...
  • Blog Post: A tip that can put you on cloud 9

    Are clouds on your company's horizon? If not, maybe there should be. No, we don't mean the nasty rainclouds that have dominated our economy for the past two years. We mean the clouds of the computing world, where your hardware and software reside ‘in the ether’. Well, actually, the...
  • Blog Post: Save your business £1,000 by the end of 2010

    January is traditionally a time for pulling in the belts a bit – both literally and figuratively. Today is apparently ‘fat Friday’ when most of us give up the diets we started at the beginning of January. And after the excesses of Christmas (although somewhat subdued in many people’s homes this year...
  • Blog Post: From the Shell Young Entrepreneur of the year: The growing importance of technology in transport

    Guest post from Robert Matthams, founder of www.shiply.com ] and recently named Shell Young Entrepreneur of the Year and BT Entrepreneur of the Year. The importance of technology to delivery companies cannot be understated. The days of paper proof of delivery and sign on the dotted line have been...
  • Blog Post: Philanthropy: business model or brand message?

    Guest post from Maria Ross, founder and chief strategist of Red Slice a branding and marketing consultancy based in the US. She is the author of Branding Basics for Small Business: How to Create an Irresistible Brand on Any Budget available on Amazon.co.uk Giving back to the community and maintaining...
  • Blog Post: Take less time but get more done

    Find out how you can use technology to manage your business , wherever your work takes you. If you’re trying to get more done (and aren’t we all!) take a look at our new resources – including a new guide to download, aptly called Get more done . Businesses need to rely on small...
  • Blog Post: SMB Advisory Panel & effects of Govt spending review

    The Small Business Advisory Panel met last week to discuss the implications of the Government’s spending review on Small Businesses. Panellists included: Tanya Shirlow, Head of Small Business, Microsoft SMB UK Stephen Pegge, Communications Director, Lloyds TSB Commercial ...