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Networking is about giving first, receiving second // Guidance
Tuesday, 5th April 2016

Networking can be a catalyst to business success as you meet new people and make business connections in a relaxed setting. A full 70% of jobs are found through networking, and 40% of job seekers say they found their dream job through a personal connection. But what is networking really about? Let me start this … Continue Reading →

Create – Business Strategy & Communication HIGHLIGHTS // News
Tuesday, 29th March 2016

Last Thursday we held our bi-monthly business networking event, Create, here at Fruitworks in Canterbury. We had an awesome collation of speakers all of which presented on Business Strategy & Communication! First up, we had Hugo Barton from HCL Consultancy. Hugo presented on the four business structures you should know about plus their pros and … Continue Reading →

How Does The 2016 Budget Affect Freelancers & Small Businesses? // Guidance
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

As of April 2017, 600,000 small businesses in the UK will not have to pay business rates, while 250,000 businesses will pay lower rates. This has been welcomed by small businesses with open arms since Mr Osborne announced his 2016 budget, and for good reason! High streets have been left desolate due to unaffordable business … Continue Reading →

6 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Customer Service Skills // Guidance
Monday, 21st March 2016

Good customer service is vital for word-of-mouth referrals and to keep your customers returning. Whether you’re communicating via email, phone or Social Media, you must be able to demonstrate outstanding customer service skills to keep you ahead of the game. 78% of consumers have bailed on a transaction or not made an intended purchase because … Continue Reading →

Seven Things You Should Know Before Becoming An Entrepreneur // Guidance
Tuesday, 15th March 2016

Becoming an entrepreneur is an amazing feeling, running your own business and taking control of your life – oh and you don’t have to answer to “the man” anymore! However, there are some things that nobody tells you about being an entrepreneur… 1. How Lonely It Can Be! Whether it’s because entrepreneur’s don’t want to … Continue Reading →

4 Ways To Sharpen Your Social Media Presence // Guidance
Wednesday, 9th March 2016

The world is going digital and small businesses need to up their game on Social Media. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn can be awesome tools to get your business out there, but so many aren’t using them to their advantage. Start Replying To Your Followers This is a major point that many small businesses … Continue Reading →

Exploring Funding Available For Startups // Guidance
Tuesday, 8th March 2016

So you want to start a business, but lack of funding is making it near impossible to start to build or grow it. The idea of going to a bank and asking for a loan is scary (but often necessary) and your friends and family aren’t willing to lend any money at this stage… So … Continue Reading →

A Quick Guide To: Enhancing Your Personal Brand // Guidance
Monday, 7th March 2016

Building your company’s brand is vital, but so is your own personal brand. How you come across to other people, whether in meetings or at networking events matters more than most people think. The average entrepreneur doesn’t worry about building their personal brand and establishing themselves as a thought leader in their industry, and their … Continue Reading →

What You Should Research Before You Start A Business // Guidance
Friday, 4th March 2016

So you’ve got a cool idea that will solve 1000’s of people’s problems or maybe even change the world, but what proof do you have? What research have you done? Many first-time entrepreneur’s leave out the research part until after they’ve created their product,┬ábut this can be detrimental to your businesses future success. From researching … Continue Reading →

How To Make Your Young Business Seem More Established // Guidance
Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

When you’re a small business, especially if you’re home-based, it’s hard work to make your business seem more established, especially when there are giants in your niche. First impressions are crucial to business success, and if you don’t nail it first, time you’ll struggle changing your prospects opinions on your business. Although many people do … Continue Reading →

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