Why Being Selfish is the Only way Forward in Business.

Posted by Phil Murray 11 February 2019 08:43 AM

My original thought for this blog was to write about how giving something away for free can make a massive difference to your profit line.

When I told a friend, who works with a food manufacturer in Teesside of my plans to write that blog he commented:

“It’s just being selfish. When you help someone for free and you eventually get money from it then it stops being a good deed and is just selfish.”

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Topics: Business Owner Food and Drink

5 Simple Tips On How To Promote Your Food And Drink Business Online

Posted by Darren Wingfield 06 November 2018 09:01 AM

Developing a food and drink business often starts out small scale with local connections. The first time you get a product on the shelves of a local business is a wonderful thing. Then the task from there is to build that into something much bigger, this is where the online world can come in really handy. Many of us know our own business but don’t have the skills or ideas to promote what we do online. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is our guide to 5 simple tips on how to promote your food and drink business online 

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Food and Drink

How To Drive Revenues For Your E-Commerce Business This Year

Posted by Darren Wingfield 01 June 2018 06:36 AM

Driving revenue for your e-commerce business is a target for many in 2018. With the current woes on the High Street spreading, e-commerce is set to take up the slack and provide consumers with a way to get what they need from retailers as easily as possible, 24 hours a day. With this in mind, here are the beat ways to drive revenues for your e-commerce business today

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Topics: Business Owner E-Commerce

All You Need To Know About A Hosted E-Commerce Website

Posted by Darren Wingfield 29 May 2018 11:42 AM

When building an e-commerce website, there are a number of considerations to make. At the top of the list is the decision whether to build your own site or use the tools already available through hosted sites. These sites are structured to make things as easy as possible for the business owner that is new to all of this, but how do they stack up against starting from scratch? Here is our guide on all you need to know about a hosted e-commerce website 

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Topics: Business Owner E-Commerce

Build your e-commerce business without spending a fortune

Posted by Darren Wingfield 22 May 2018 11:39 AM

Having an e-commerce business can feel like it is a constant drain on resources. There are so many areas to spend on to make sure that all the plates are still spinning all the time. Marketing and sales are just one small part of the jigsaw, while constant development of the platform is needed to keep up with the competition (which is now global) and keep customers happy. Unless you have deep pockets, it can feel like e-commerce isn’t the place for the fainthearted.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are a number of ways that you can boost your e-commerce business without breaking the bank. Here is our guide on how to make that budget stretch as far as you can 

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Topics: Business Owner E-Commerce

7 Tips For A Successful Professional Services Business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 15 May 2018 09:46 AM

Providing a B2B service for others can be a rewarding business. There will be plenty of companies out there that need what you can provide. But you need to make those connections that power your professional services business and turn it into a success. Here is our guide to the 7 tips for a successful professional services business and what they can mean to you –

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Topics: Business Owner Professional Services

Guide To Showcasing Your Tech Talent As You Launch Your Business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 11 May 2018 08:22 AM

Starting out with your own tech business is an exciting time. You want to make the most of this opportunity, but one question keeps on coming up from prospective clients 

“Can you show me the work you have already done for others?”

And this can be a problem if you have just launched your business. As much as you don’t want to say it, the response is often 

“Err, no. I’ve just started out and don’t have anything yet.”

And this can be an embarrassing conversation to have. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are creative ways to showcase your talent and attract new business – even as a startup. So, how is this done?

Essentially, the skills that you would use to produce for a new client can be used in other ways to help you win business. Here are some ideas

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Topics: Business Owner Science & Tech

A guide to funding for your science and tech business

Posted by Darren Wingfield 04 May 2018 11:41 AM

Coming up with an innovative idea for a science and tech business is the first step on the road to success. But, you will already be aware that this can be a long road. One of the major obstacles for any science and tech business is getting the funding required to get the idea off the ground. There are several possibilities for a science and tech business to explore when it comes to having the cash to develop the business and take it to market. Here are some of the options available –

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Topics: Business Owner Science & Tech

7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros

Posted by Phil Murray 01 May 2018 11:44 AM

There are many hurdles to jump when starting a science and tech business. You know that others have been along this path before, but you don’t know exactly where it leads. Getting the right start can make the difference between success and failure. We know that you can start up a tech business anywhere in the UK, and your success can depend on the decisions you make from the outset. Here is our guide to the 7 Science & Tech Startup Business Strategies Like The Pros –

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Topics: Business Start Up Business Owner Business Building

What do people look for in a professional services business website?

Posted by Darren Wingfield 27 April 2018 11:45 AM

For a professional services business, the question is always how to make that vital connection with new clients. Engaging new markets and opening discussions is the lifeblood of a business like this. And professional services are always in the news. A website is the perfect tool for a professional services business to attract new customers and showcase what they can do. But that website needs to be planned and structured. There are certain things that every professional services website should have in order to hit the right note and drive sales. Here is our guide to what people look for in a professional services business website –

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Topics: Business Owner Professional Services