Eight of the best business reads for World Book Day

On world book day, we celebrate literature from the past, the present and literature aimed at a range of audiences.  Yes, in particular it’s a great day for children’s literature but we thought we’d also take the opportunity to give you some recommended reading from the business world. So without further ado….. Hug your Haters […]

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The business of love

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (quick – book that restaurant you meant to book a week ago!) and the ones really feeling the love are businesses. The UK spends around £1.3 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts every year and for some businesses that makes for a very tidy revenue.  In terms of profit margins, card […]

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Talkin’ ‘bout a resolution

We’re just over half way through January and if your new year has been anything like ours, 2018 is well and truly underway. Mid January may still be the start of the year but it can also mean the abrupt end to New Year’s resolutions. Business wise, this is great news for gym owners who […]

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New markets are like Oyster cards – you just have to tap in

If your current market is flattening out or sales are stagnant, then it is imperative to plan and implement a growth and expansion strategy.  Examine your existing sector – can it be enlarged?  How about developing into new markets? The decision to develop a new product or service can be difficult.  Before starting, keep these […]

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Bitcoin: What’s all the fuss about?

Bitcoin has dominated the tech and financial headlines throughout 2017.  It has attracted both good and bad press and yet Bitcoin is still not widely understood.  This is partly down to the fact that people are still trying to work out its practical applications.  In this post, we’ll attempt to answer a few burning questions. […]

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Have you been affected by the business rates hike?

In the November budget, Phillip Hammond announced a re-evaluation of the value of business properties across the country.  The consequence of these re-evaluations is that business rates have increased enormously.  This has put a number of small businesses under real pressure. Bristol has been one of the worst cities affected by the changes with entertainment […]

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Seven Step Strategy – Step Two

Bristol Temple Quarter Breakfast Last week I again attended the Temple Quarter ‘Strategy’ breakfast to listen to Joseph Mevlanna Pritchard from Zetetic Mind presenting Step 2 of his seven step strategy plan.  After his talk there was an interesting general discussion.  Zetetic’s Seven Step Strategy model is the result of over 40 years in trade, […]

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