How to Set Your Small Business Up For Online Success

In the digital era, it has become essential for all businesses, big or small, to establish an active presence online. It’s true that this is much easier to achieve for large corporations with greater financial resources, more expertise and more personnel at their disposal, but this doesn’t mean small businesses have to lay down their arms and accept a fate of not succeeding in the online space. There are scores of tools available for small businesses to employ that help them save time and money, and don’t even require expertise.…

7 Ways Email Design Can Improve Email Metrics

Email campaigns are one of the most important and (still) necessary ways of marketing today. Sure, you might think email is over, but the exact opposite is happening, with millions using it daily! That’s why it’s crucial to start building your email marketing campaign, thinking about how you’ll deliver your messages and to whom. One of the most important elements of your email marketing campaign is the overall design of it. Yes, even the way your emails look will play a huge role on the overall campaign results!…

Making Ideal Custom Badges for Business Promotions

Business promotions can be achieved in many ways depending on the creativity of the marketing team. Today, the use of custom badges, which are designed to add value to the users, are used to do the promotions. When designing these badges, the business should put the customers who will wear the badges first. Thus, the badges should be appealing and cause no damage to the fabric of the wearer’s clothing. For businesses that have not yet tapped into this strategy to do business promotions, there is a lot that they need to know.…

4 Essential Assets Your New Cleaning Business Needs

Cleaning is a task that every person has to do. However, many people do not enjoy it or do not have the time to clean regularly. These individuals often turn to local cleaning companies for assistance. For this reason, cleaning businesses are highly lucrative, as they are in high demand and have relatively low start-up costs. Of course, one needs to be sure they have the right supplies from a trusted cleaning products supplier to start taking on clients and growing their business.…

7 Quirky Catering Ideas for Corporate Events

Whether it’s a creamy berry quinoa parfait or a mediterranean morning scramble washed down with an avo-shake, power breakfasts are all the rage. Long gone are the days when Del Trotter could classify as a young urban professional. The fictional Only Fools and Horses star referred to himself as a ‘yuppie’, indulging in a combination of Pina Colada, Castella cigars, and cooked full English breakfasts on a daily basis. If the wheeler dealer from Peckham were to try and fit in with the health-conscious business men and women of the 21st century he would struggle.…

Finding the Funding: A Guide to Investment Partners

If you have developed a business plan that you are confident will succeed, the only thing that may be standing in your way is securing the finances to put the plan in action. If you know how much funding you need and can identify what each dollar will be used, you can consider the benefits of looking for an investor to help with your startup. The benefits of working with professional investors can be a good idea if you know who the investment advisor is as a person.…

Has Construction Heeded The Need for More Apprentices?

There’s a well-known skills shortage within the UK construction industry. The issue has been prevalent over the last few years, with the apprenticeship scheme touted as a potential solution for sourcing homegrown talent into the construction sector. But has the construction sector made the most of the apprenticeship scheme in order the deal with the skills shortage? Nifty Lift, suppliers of work platforms investigate: The gender gap in apprenticeships While the government continues to create apprenticeships, there have been concerns over the disproportionate number of males being offered apprenticeship roles in better-paid industries compared to female candidates.…

Does Sport Have a Big Impact on The UK’s Economy?

2020 is set to bring us another worldwide celebration of sport with the Olympics in Tokyo, so you’d be forgiven for thinking 2019 might end up being something of a lull for the sporting world to recharge. In particular, cricket is set to be the focus of the year while men’s football takes a backseat, as both the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes series are to be held in England. Even a ‘quiet’ year has so much going on in the sporting world then.…

Preserving History for The Future: Temperature Control and Artefacts

It’s a very strange and humbling understanding, that the item in the museum’s glass case in front of you is so many times older than you are! That the person who made it might not have thought much beyond its primary use, much less that it would be a lasting record of their era. That it would survive not only them and the intended original owner, but so many centuries after. It makes you wonder what will remain long after we’re gone, and realise how important it is that such items are preserved as information for the future.…

Significant Benefits of the MOT Test

Older drivers sometimes grumble that their MOT test is unnecessary; perhaps saying that it is just a way for the government to tax road users and car owners by stealth. It can be tempting to follow along with this belief, especially if it encourages you to think that you can save your MOT fee and rebel against the government as you do so! However, the Ministry of Transport (now broadly the DVLA) in the 60s did not have the aim of making themselves rich off the MOT test fee, and they have, ever since then, ensured that the MOT test fee is exactly the same all over the country precisely to avoid garages and mechanics getting rich by overcharging, or by undercharging and not doing as thorough a job as they should.…