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Running competitions and prize draws can be a highly effective strategy for small businesses looking to boost their brand awareness, engage with their target audience, and drive growth. In this blog , we will explore the benefits of running competitions and prize draws for small businesses, as well as the key elements they need to […]

I strongly believe in the power of sharing knowledge and helping others skill up. This belief has led me to spend many years sharing skills and devoting time sharing expertise, and my latest project is to dedicate six hours a month on an ad hoc basis to teaching on a Government-funded ‘Skills for Life’ program. […]

In recent years, the concept of “levelling up” has gained significant traction, especially in policy discussions and economic planning. Levelling up refers to reducing economic disparities between different regions and communities, fostering balanced growth, and ensuring that prosperity is evenly distributed. Central to this ambition are microbusinesses—small enterprises typically employing fewer than ten people. Despite […]

In the competitive landscape of small businesses, those operating under a membership model face unique challenges and opportunities. Whether you run a gym, a co-working space, a subscription box service, or a professional association, fostering member engagement and ensuring consistent usage are paramount to your success. Here, we explore several strategies to enhance member engagement […]

The growth of the internet, and more remote working, have started to offer different opportunities for small businesses to reach their target audiences. One increasingly popular method of doing this is by running webinars. These live online events offer a range of benefits for small businesses looking to grow and establish themselves in their industries. […]

Having a website is not just reserved for big corporations or established businesses. Regardless of the size of your business, whether it’s a small local shop or a freelancer working from home, having a website is crucial. It is the window through which your potential customers can find you, learn about your offerings, and engage […]

Launching a brand new, top-of-the-range website is often seen as the panacea for all business woes, especially for small businesses eager to carve out their digital presence. And while a sleek, modern website with all the bells and whistles can certainly make a strong impression and bring some benefits, it isn’t a magic bullet that […]

A website often serves as the shop front to business. It’s where first impressions are made and where consumer trust starts to take root. However, just as a physical storefront can host a number of tell-tale signs that may deter customers, so too can a virtual one. In this blog, we’ll explore six red flags […]