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Wednesday Insight: What SMMEs in the creative industries should know

The UK’s creative industries sector encompasses everything from film and television to advertising and design services, yet its contribution to the economy is often overlooked. In this article, we take a look at what businesses in this sector can expect in the coming months, and how they can respond to challenges on the horizon. Key…
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We still have places on the Building Legacies programme!

If your business operates within a London Borough, there is still time to sign-up to our COMPLETELY FREE business support programme. Our team has developed an innovative service for SMEs / SMMEs, predominantly (but not exclusively) in construction, digital/creative and the care-related sector to enable them to become “fitter-to- supply”, providing tailored solutions through workshops,…
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Wednesday Insight: customer and client retention

Whatever stage of development your business has reached, it is essential to ensure you are doing all you can to retain your existing customers and clients. Retention is one of the simplest and most effective means of growing a business – research from Bain & Company has showed that retaining existing clients can be up…
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This Week In Business

This week kicked off with a positive start for small businesses in the retail sector. Recent figures from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed that retail sales nationally grew in the months leading up to July. 48 per cent of retailers surveyed said that sales volumes were up in July compared to a year…
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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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Summer Networking Event

Save the date for our Summer Networking Event! Spaces are strictly limited to two places per company and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis so please click the button below to book your place today! We will be releasing more details soon but with fantastic guest speakers, great food and hopefully…
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This Week in Business

Recent figures indicate that small businesses who have seen their sales take a tumble recently could breathe a sigh of relief – at least for the time being. Inflation in the UK unexpectedly fell last month, resulting in households having more cash to spare and more money to spend on goods and services. However, despite…
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Wednesday Insight: growing your business network

The best way to expose your business to more of the kinds of opportunities that are useful to you is to work to increase your networks- both personal and that of your business. Ahead of our Summer Networking Event next week, in this article we explain the importance of growing your network of business contacts,…
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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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This Week In Business

Despite the looming challenges facing business, particularly in terms of exposure to international opportunities, the UK’s small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) seem to be resilient. Business owners’ perception of risk facing their own business has fallen by 15 per cent compared with the last financial quarter. However, rising prices in the wake of the Brexit…
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