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Growing your business

The Importance of Online Reviews

01 October 2019
3 minute read

Consumer choice has increased at a staggering amount over the past decade or so. With numerous establishments popping up in every sector of every industry each year, and online providers providing accessible options to compare businesses, the competition is fierce and it remains a challenge for SMEs to stay afloat in such a bustling environment. SMEs must learn to adapt amidst the crowded infrastructure of UK business. And a sure-fire way to do this, is by being vigilant and attentive to online reviews.

Growing your business

The Power of the Social Influencer Market

23 September 2019
4 minute read

These days, there’s no getting away from social influencer marketing. Far from just a fad, this trend is still going strong as businesses are increasingly keen to incorporate influencer marketing into their overall strategies. But what exactly is a social influencer and social influencer marketing?

chatbots for customer service

Attracting customers

How Chatbots Can Benefit Your Customer Service Efforts

28 August 2019
3 minute read

Artificial intelligence has had a huge impact on businesses around the globe. From this wave of development, the chatbot has well and truly entered the mainstream, transforming the way that businesses approach customer service.

Open Sign

Attracting customers

How to master seasonal occasions for your convenience store

16 August 2019
5 minute read

This week we discuss how convenience store owners can work to overcome seasonal difficulty by planning ahead, knowing your stock and having some fun along the way.

Small business for the festival season

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How To Prepare Your Small Business For The Festival Season

05 June 2019
4 minute read

Summer is here . . . sort of. Amidst the irregular rainfall, the smell of fresh cut grass and the return of everyone’s sniffly companion, hay fever, the sun is out! And hopefully it’s here to stay for the next few months.

Online Bookings

Attracting customers

How to get more online bookings for your business

28 March 2019
6 minute read

For many industries - particularly those in the hospitality, health and beauty and restaurant sector - bookings are essential to keep business thriving. And with consumers increasingly looking for on-demand seamless experiences, online booking has never been more important. On top of this, we are also seeing the rise of mobile usage as consumers want to book services quickly and at their own convenience.

Sports event

Attracting customers

How to maximise sports event for your pub / bar business

18 March 2019
5 minute read

Sports and beer go hand in hand. Whether it’s the Champion’s League final or simply the away game you couldn’t take the time off work to attend, pubs and bars are lucrative for showing the latest in games, racing and televised events from across the globe. And offering that all important atmosphere.

women in garden

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How to beat the January Blues

21 January 2019
3 minute read

It’s a popular myth that the festive break will leave your employees feeling rested and ready for the year ahead. In fact, statistics show that 60% of employees feel the want to leave their jobs at the start of January. So, what can team leaders do to make their employees employment all the more enticing and fathomable, even when all seems drab and uninspiring?

celebration

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How to host a small business Christmas Party

30 November 2018
4 minute read

For many small businesses, putting on a Christmas event or party not only requires budget and resource but also a little imagination, especially when catering for a small number of employees. With this in mind we’ve put together a few tips to help your small business throw the perfect Christmas party this year!

open business sign

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Small Business Consumer Trends for 2019

13 November 2018
5 minute read

It’s that time of year again! When another 12 months of trade is coming to an end and business owners are starting to look to the year ahead. So what should be on their radar?

festive season

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How to survive and thrive during the festive season: 5 ways to keep your business up to scratch

07 November 2018
6 minute read

With the UK’s seasonal spending reaching up to £77.56 billion in 2016, the Christmas frenzy is a merchant’s holy grail – and we hope your business is prepared to make the most of it. Whether it's in store décor or seasonal events, promotional activity or clever cash flow, the methods are myriad and the benefits plentiful . . . you just need to stay on top of things. 

globe

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How to nail your global social media marketing

08 October 2018
5 minute read

If you’re looking to get started with a global social media strategy but aren’t sure where to begin, we’ve got you covered.