Blog Index

Business Trends to Watch in 2020

By: Ms Katy Jones

As consumers try to resist the January sales in an attempt to recover from the financial plunge that was the Christmas period, small business owners are already putting plans in place to prepare for a new year of trading. Certain small business trends showed promising signs at the tail end of 2019 and predict high earnings for owners in a range of industries in 2020, including health, catering and tech. If you’re after a new business venture but unsure what features are valuable attributes to your business portfolio, look no further.

Self-employed Saturday: JCM Fine Joinery

By: Ms Katy Jones

To kick off our self-employed Saturday feature, we caught up with Nat, who recently purchased JCM Fine Joinery. Nat gave us an insight into the wonders of self-employment and why becoming your own boss is the way to go.

Intelligent Business Transfer Partners with Rightmove

By: Miss Chloe Byrne

Rightmove is one of the best know property sites in the UK. Attracting thousands of house hunters a day, it has become the country’s one stop shop for finding their perfect home. However, residential property isn’t all this impressive portal is able to advertise.

Last Minute Ideas to Grow your Christmas Sales

By: Ms Katy Jones

It seems like only yesterday we were entering October and preparing for the onset of colder weather. Now, out of nowhere, Christmas has reared its head and the festive retail rush is well underway. With only two days till the big day, its commonplace that 10% of Brits don’t expect to finish their Christmas shopping till 23rd December! If you’re counting on Christmas for the final sales push of 2019 and anticipating a sharp incline in that line chart, be sure to take advantage of frantic shoppers to seal those last minute sales.

Most Profitable Small Businesses of 2019

By: Ms Katy Jones

It’s been a great year for small businesses, which is no doubt set to continue into the new year. If you’re looking for a worthwhile investment, you might consider the following industries, listed in no particular order.

Black Friday- Good or Bad for Business?

By: Ms Katy Jones

There’s no denying that we all love a bargain and that spending money is a favoured pastime of ours which often makes payday seem lightyears away. However, in light of the recent fact that we have 12 years to reverse the effects of climate change (‘Climate Emergency’ has been proclaimed Word of the Year by the Oxford Dictionary), many are beginning to scrutinise their spending habits, opting to make and mend their possessions instead of tossing them in the trash.

IKEA Keeps it Green

By: Ms Katy Jones

Recent headlines have announced the retail giant IKEA has committed to a sustainability pledge and will invest a huge £171m in its push to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Why Every E-commerce Business Needs a Blog

By: Ms Katy Jones

One of the biggest challenges facing new business owners, particularly those operating solely online, is gaining an audience for their product offering.