The 3 Vital Components for an Effective Marketing Strategy
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The 3 Vital Components for an Effective Marketing Strategy

By Pip Evan-Cook Traffic wardens get a bad rap. Even a VERY kindly traffic warden, who is excellent at their job, does charity work on weekend, and is kind to animals may be treated like Darth Vader’s slightly-less evil twin on a daily basis. Marketeers, on the other hand, get a ‘good rap’. What do…

Start Up Season
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Start Up Season

The first half of the year is a popular time for new businesses to start.  According to research from Startup Britain, in 2016  80 new companies registered with Companies House each hour in the first half of the year. By November 2016 just under 600,000 new businesses had been registered. On the face of it…

Which Networking Group is Best for You?
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Which Networking Group is Best for You?

Networking is a vital part of most small businesses’ marketing activities.  It is their chance to see their products and services directly and make contacts who may have referrals for them.  They may also have referrals for these contacts, or find the supplier they are looking for. But what are the choices and which group…

Running Around, Standing Still? Time To Take Action
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Running Around, Standing Still? Time To Take Action

Are you busy running around, delivering your product or service, but feel that your business is standing still? It’s easy when you are busy to get on with the day job, check the bank account is looking ok, and to keep going.  When work goes quiet is probably the most common time for you to…

DIY
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DIY

We all like the idea of doing it ourselves to save a little and the satisfaction of having produced something with our own hands. The important thing with DIY is knowing your limits. I am sure we have all tried to do something that, on paper, or in the nicely clean instruction manual, looks fairly…