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Category: Blog posts

What does the election mean for small business?

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May made the shock announcement from the steps of Downing Street that she will be calling a General Election on 8th June 2017. With the election just around the corner, the parties will soon launch into full campaigning mode, and this is likely to dominate the news for the next few…
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This Week in Business

Results are in for the performance of the UK’s economy in the three months leading up to March, and it is good news as far as the labour market across the country is concerned. Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the UK unemployment rate is currently holding steady at 4.7%. This means…
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New events announced in Building Legacies programme

East London Business Place is excited to announce a fresh programme of free training workshops in its flagship business support programme, Building Legacies. The workshops will support SMMEs in east London in boosting their competitiveness, and are aimed primarily- but not exclusively- at SMMEs in the care, construction and digital and creative industries. The upcoming workshops, which…
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London City Airport Expansion Plans and the Opportunities for East London Businesses

In 2016, London City Airport received permission to expand from the UK Government. This privately funded £344 million development programme will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport and 29,000 additional flights per year by 2025. The construction project is due to start this year, creating jobs and new opportunities for East London…
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New Financial Year, New Opportunities with Building Legacies

As the financial year draws to a close, East London Business Place (ELBP) is pleased to announce a fresh programme of events for the Building Legacies programme, its business support project for small, medium and micro enterprises based in east London. Since the official launch of Building Legacies in July 2016, the team has been…
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Consumer rights; don’t get it wrong

The below is a guest blog by Laura Pearce of JFH Law ahead of his upcoming workshop on ‘Consumer Rights Act 2015; a guide for small businesses’. JFH Law have been one of our dedicated trainers on the Building Legacies programme for the last five months, leading SME’s through topics such as contract law, employment…
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Selling to Big Companies (As a Small Business)

The below is a guest blog by Stephen Newton of DLO Development Ltd ahead of his upcoming workshop on ‘selling to big companies’. Stephen has been one of our dedicated trainers on the Building Legacies programme for the last five months, leading SMEs through topics such as business growth and sales. You can learn more about Stephen,…
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Developing your business plan

The below is a guest blog by Dr. Carlton Brown of Rathbone Results ahead of his upcoming workshop on ‘Developing your business plan’. Carlton has been one of our dedicated trainers on the Building Legacies programme for the last five months, leading SME’s through topics such as Business Growth, Online marketing and e-commerce and now developing your business…
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6 Ways to Jump Start Your Business in 2017

By Kathy Ennis, Founder of Little Piggy You’ve worked really hard this year to start or grow your business: finding customers; keeping customers coming back for more; developing new products or services etc. etc. Hopefully you will get some much-needed business down-time over the festive season.But when January comes around will you be ready to…
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Director’s Blog, by Glen Addis

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon once said “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful”. Zig Ziglar also wrote “If people like you, they will listen to you – but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”