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Building Legacies event welcomes Sir Robin Wales and East London SMMEs

On Tuesday the 25th July, Building Legacies hosted its Summer Networking Event, the latest in our quarterly networking events which attract small businesses from across East London. We welcomed more than seventy small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) in sectors ranging from consulting to carpentry and media production to marketing, meeting at the Good Hotel…
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Wednesday Insight: generating leads as an SMME

As a small business, ensuring that you maintain a healthy pipeline of new business leads is essential for your financial stability and continued growth. In this article, we look at some simple, low-cost and effective means of increasing your lead generation as a small, medium or micro enterprise (SMME). Increased communication Small businesses, in comparison…
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Wednesday Insight: spotlight on the marketing sector

The UK’s advertising and marketing industry is one of the largest and most lucrative in the world, employing half a million people, many of which are based in small, medium and micro enterprises. In this blog, we look at the challenges facing SMMEs in the sector and how they can adapt to them. Key figures…
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This Week In Business

It’s lukewarm news for small businesses in the services sector, as the latest quarterly results show that that the economy expanded by just 0.2% between January and March. This was largely due to weak performance by the services sector which accounts for over three-quarters of UK gross domestic product (GDP). The results from the Office…
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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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This week in business

It’s been a mixed bag in terms of business announcements, with new challenges and opportunities on the horizon for SMMEs and London-based businesses in particular. Investment bank JPMorgan upgraded its growth forecast for the UK economy in 2017 after a stronger-than-expected start to the year. Many businesses’ initial anxieties over Brexit seem to have been…
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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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