You might think your new start or small businesses doesn’t create data. You’d be wrong. Every website visit, every social media ‘Follow’, every potential customer, every phone call – all of this can be tracked, measured and evaluated. Do it right and you’ll spend time focussing on the most important […]
Mapes Of MillportServing the Isle of Cumbrae since 1946 with cycle hire, toys and games. Although the original Mapes family moved on a few years ago, this is still an independent, family business with a proud reputation. Part of their business relies on seasonal tourism, while the other part is […]
Most small businesses benefit from rates relief on their business premises. Some don’t pay any rates at all, thanks to the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme. Amazingly, some small businesses aren’t aware of this and as a result, pay rates they don’t need to. What else might you be […]
The one thing you can be certain of, is change. Don’t leave it too late.
I’m not suggesting you rush out and put full-time members of staff on your payroll. That’s a whole other level and we’ll get to that some other time. But to achieve a decent chance of success you have to realise you can’t do absolutely everything yourself. There just aren’t enough […]
Family FirstThere’s no pot of gold, you won’t win the lottery and there’s an overwhelming likelihood you’re not going to become a millionaire. But there’s a strong chance, if you’re smart and work hard (in that order) that you could carve out a good living and an enjoyable life. That’s […]
Anything bigger than 2MB can cause problems if you try to send it via email. Some spam filters are set to reject large files, and some email providers won’t allow attachments above a certain size. Dropbox and Google Drive are useful if you want to collaborate with one or more […]
There’s a wealth of information, advice and inspiration for small business owners on the bookshelves. Reading it a very affordable and efficient way to learn from some extremely bright and successful people, many of whom have already dealt with the same issues and problems you’re experiencing. Here are a few […]
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With social media so dominant, does a small, new start business still need a website? Yes! Here’s why. In addition to everything I mentioned in the video, remember a website may be capable of more advanced features than social media channels. Retailers can create a bespoke shopping experience on their […]