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Wednesday Insight: How SMMEs can improve client care

In order to compete with household names, small businesses need to work harder to ensure they are responding to their customers’ needs. In this article, we explore why customer and client care are important, and simple ways that small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) can improve their customer experience. Key Facts UK businesses lose £12…
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Wednesday Insight: Making the most of the digital economy

Almost every aspect of the economy is moving online, and in doing so, is transforming the way that businesses, and their customers, behave. In this article, we take a look at how small businesses are responding to the digital economy, and examine three ways they can better take advantage of it. Key figures Online sales…
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This Week In Business

The week got off to a discouraging start for businesses in the construction industry, as it was revealed that house prices in the UK fell for a third consecutive month in May for the first time since 2009. The results of the survey, commissioned by Nationwide, will confirm the fears of many in the property…
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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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Wednesday insight: What do the manifestos offer to SMMEs?

There are just two weeks to go until the General Election. The campaigns are now in full swing and the manifestos have been published. In this blog post we take a look at what’s on offer for small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). Taxation Whatever the outcome of the Election, a reassessment of small businesses’…
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Make sure you have right Certifications and you are in compliance!

Workshop content Certifications and the small business Trade Certifications (e.g. Gas Safe, NICEIC etc.) British Standards (BS/BSEN) Management & Competency Certifications (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 27001 information systems), Best practice certifications (e.g. ISO 14007, environmental, ISO 22301 Business Continuity), Health & Safety certifications for the small business (e.g. Safe Contractor, CHAS etc.), what you need…
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This Week in Business

Latest figures show that both consumers and small businesses are feeling a pinch on their budgets, spelling trouble for consumer spending. In this week, inflation rose to its highest level since 2013, and now stands at 2.7 per cent. Wage growth, however, is lagging behind at 2.4 per cent, which indicates that small businesses are…
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Business Branding – How to build a personality for your business!

What the workshop will cover This workshop explains why creating a brand personality for your company not only makes good business sense, but will also help you to stand out head and shoulders from your competition. Who should attend the workshop This workshop is ideal for business owners who want help to identify what is…
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Job Vacancy – Building Legacies Programme

Job Vacancy – Building Legacies Programme Business Growth Manager – £32,000 Based in Greenwich (75%) and Canary Wharf (25%) Closing Date: 25th May 2017  Interviews: W/C 5th June 2017 This post is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund The “Building Legacies” programme, a partnership of private and public sector organisations, is a flagship local…
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Branding is more than a logo

Many SMME’s see their logo and website as their brand. They forget that branding is a lot deeper, and has a significant impact on business development. Buyers of a business’s products and services are often looking for a “core value” which they can relate to. It is therefore essential that the brand, logo, and image…
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