Business cards – where business begins!

This guest blog is from Jo at Oyster studios who specialise in brand and designing marketing campaigns. www.oysterstudios.com The exchange of a business card represents the beginning of most business relationships and opportunities. This blog explores what makes a good business card that will create the right first impression and be …

What to do when an employee injures themselves at work

These days there are frequent rumblings about the UK’s growing ‘compensation culture’. Whether the reports are exaggerated or not isn’t entirely clear; but what is clear is that all businesses need to know how to handle accidents at work in order to protect themselves from potential compensation claims which, whether …

Top Tips on how to Choose a Printing Company

A guest blog from Oyster studios: The aim of this article is to share the benefit of our experience and outline some useful steps to help you select the right printing company for your print job. The reality is there are many options available, from your local printer to online …

Five Secrets of Successful CEOs and Consultants

The time demands on entrepreneurs always require more every day than can be packed in. The urgency of so many priorities keeps a number of important things on the backburner. This means that things like education and personal development are often limited to what comes out of experience and hard …

Top Reasons Why Marketing Can Fail Within Small Business

International company Pitney Bowes asked small and medium enterprises in the UK to describe their marketing practices through a recent questionnaire. They were also questioned about the role marketing plays in their business and how effectively they felt their marketing goals were achieved. The results have been produced into a …

How to create a winning proposal

We live in a highly saturated business environment where there is fierce competition for each new opportunity. If you are establishing your business and wanting to build up your client base, then creating a winning proposal will make sure that you stand out from the crowd. Read on to find …

What Your Business Cards Say About You

When you are in business first impressions count and so you want to make sure that your business cards sell your company instantly to potential customers. Whether you are handing them out at networking events or adding them to a direct mailing business cards are a great way to market …

Small Business Networking – Does it Work?

As a small business it often feels like every penny counts, yet the conversely the old adage ‘you’ve got to speculate to accumulate’ also seems worryingly true. So when it comes to generating new business leads, exactly what should your small business be doing? Networking, that’s what. Small business networking …