Blog Index

Advice to Small Businesses Regarding Covid-19

By: Ms Katy Jones

Covid-19 has no doubt brought uncertainty to the future of many small businesses and with trying times ahead, it’s important to put the necessary measures in place to secure business longevity whilst also ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your staff and customers.

What is Entrepreneurs’ Relief and How could it Impact Business Sellers?

By: Ms Katy Jones

Last week’s headlines were dominated by the topic of Entrepreneurs’ Tax Relief (ER) and how the government’s new budget could alter the way this works. We’ve summarised exactly what ER is and how the new rules could affect all entrepreneurs looking to sell their business.

Women in Business: 5 Companies Championing Female Entrepreneurs

By: Ms Katy Jones

Despite the fact that women outnumber men in Britain by 900,000, only one in five businesses is female-run. Whilst women continue to rise above countless challenges to successfully start their own business, including finding childcare, funding, lack of relatable mentors, everyday sexism and imposter syndrome to name just a few, there is so much that could be done by authoritative figures and businesses to enable female entrepreneurs to smash the glass ceiling. In honour of International Women’s Day this Sunday, we at Intelligent salute the following companies that are using their platform to ensure women-led ventures don’t just survive but thrive in today’s economic climate.

Grow your business, network and knowledge at the Festival of Enterprise.

By: Miss Chloe Byrne

We are often hamstrung by a lack of solid business information. We rely on those around us to help fill in the gaps, and make better decisions.

Cooking up a Storm: Growth in the Catering Industry

By: Ms Katy Jones

Recent research shows the catering sector as the fastest growing industry in 2020, with revenue for the catering services market sitting at £1 billion. Unsurprisingly, the explosion of internet culture in recent years has brought Trip Advisor reviews and Just Eat menus aplenty, accountable for endless food establishments throughout the UK reaching unprecedented levels of prosperity.

Self-employed Saturday: Patty Poppins

By: Ms Katy Jones

This week we had a chat with Amanda at Patty Poppins, to find out why she would recommend anyone thinking about running their own business to bite the bullet and do it!

5 Steps to Scoring the Lovers and Haters this Valentine’s

By: Ms Katy Jones

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s day provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to cash in. According to Global Data, Valentine’s day spending last year in Britain was estimated to total just over £1bn, suggesting that people really love love. Whilst most people will give in and purchase something for their nearest and dearest, those that are anti-V day to the core could also be swayed to splash out with the right marketing in place. We’ve compiled a few ways to attract Valentine’s supporters and cynics through your doors and split with their bank cards.

Veganuary: Could it Make More than Ends Meat?

By: Ms Katy Jones

Since 2014, more than half a million people in 178 countries have pledged to take part in Veganuary, motivated to stick to a plant-based diet for the whole of January by a multitude of reasons, including the environment, animals and health. With the number of pledges for the 2019 campaign exceeding those of the previous four years combined, numerous fast-food chains decided to hop on the vegan bandwagon this time around, making 2020 Veganuary’s most accessible year yet.