Small Business


Michelle Raymond The Peoples Partner Ltd

Interview with Michelle Raymond (Founder, The Peoples Partner) Michelle is in the business of inspiration and success. With over 10 years’ experience in human resources management, her bread and butter work is creating the culture and attitude shift that inspires others to break down their barriers and achieve personal and professional success. Having overcome her own fair share of challenges to become the founder and director of a successful HR consultancy, The People’s Partner in 2014, Michelle is a mentor for young people, and a professional landlord, She is a lecturer in employment law......

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Jason Hayles Intelligent Protection Solutions Business podcast

Interview with Jason Hayles (Founder & Managing Director of Intelligent Protection Solutions) Jason is the Director and Founder of Intelligent Protection Solutions LLP. The business provides insurance and life assurance products. If you haven’t got Life Insurance or Critical illness cover, Jason is the man you must talk with urgently!He is passionate about family life, including his children, wife and parents. He is also driven by a passion for providing the right insurance policies that protect individuals, families and businesses.  Aside from working hard to grow his business, Jason also runs a business......

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Julia Cheeseman Starfish Admin Services

Interview with Julia Cheeseman (Founder & Owner of Starfish Admin Services) Julia founded Starfish Admin Services Ltd (Starfish) in April 2016 with the single mission to unlock time for small business owners. As a small business owner herself, she recognises that there are so many demands upon your time, often with conflicting priorities. Starfish enables you to take control and do what you love most.   They provide expertise in administrative tasks such as quotations, invoicing, book keeping and diary planning through to email, social media and call management.  Starfish provides these flexible solutions......

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Reality of life for Digital Marketing Apprentice

Reality of a Small Business Digital Marketing Apprentice   Welcome to my first article where I will be discussing my experience and thoughts as a Digital Marketing Apprentice. I will also be talking about our Digital Marketing Consultancy, what we do, our processes and the results of our operations. This blog will also be a good insight for people who may be thinking of applying to become an apprentice under the Apprenticeship Scheme and for those that are looking for services from us but need a little motivation and incentive to make the......

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4Ms Business Foundations Marketing post

4Ms Business Foundation Series – Part 4: Marketing That Sells Marketing is critical for any new business. Unless you have a killer location, how will customers know you exist? ..Consider new ways of growing the business, such as using social network marketing to draw traffic to your website and raise brand awareness (start with the biggest ones first: Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter). This form of marketing is essentially free and can help you to market your business for very little cost”. – Michael Evans Marketing is the one area that many start-up entrepreneurs (especially......

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Interview with Eddie Barnes, Founder & Managing Director BJIC Insurance Eddie Barnes started his career in the Lloyds of London (https://www.lloyds.com/)  insurance market and over a period of 35 years has been a director of various insurance broking companies including Managing Director of SRS.  They are specialists in insuring the risks emanating from corporate finance transactions. For the last 10 years, Eddie has owned Insurance Brokerage, BJIC Ltd, based in Redhill where his skilled team of 10 people provide commercial insurance for all your business requirements. Married with four children, two still......

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Interview with Damian Culhane Damian is a professional Chartered Manager with over 30 years experience in business. There are few more qualified and experienced people in running companies than Damian, as you will see from this shortened description of the management roles he has held:He started out as a management trainee at Marks & Spencer, then spent some years working in the property sector before moving on to managing a territory for to Walker’s Crisps’ Fast Moving accounts sector. His next role managing national accounts for the Swan He started out as......

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Co-founder of Shiloh PR( http://shilohpr.com) in 2013, Evadney Campbell MBE is a very busy lady who has achieved enormous success in the media world. Her company provides specialist Public Relations for businesses that want to access the Afro-Caribbean market in the UK and worldwide, as well as specialist PR training for Afro-Caribbean businesses. She is an internationally-renowned trainer and speaker on Marketing and Public Relations. As if delivering public relations training, workshops, campaigns and consultancy are not enough, Evadney is also the Executive Director of Sterling Business Network’s Croydon branch that hold’s fortnightly......

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As digital marketing consultants, we know how important the right images are to business’ marketing campaigns! Often, stock images won’t do because they do not always convey the right view for business. Furthermore, people scorn at stock photographs for all sorts of reasons. For a professional look that captures your business in the best light, Professional photography may be the only answer. This excellent guest post by John Ferguson explains how to get the right photographer to capture expert images for any business.  Simple Strategies to get Perfect Professional Photography for Business......

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They say perfect things come in small packages. So here’s a ‘short a but sweet’ Guest post from one of our partners that sheds light on how to make your business memorable to potential clients and partners! Enjoy So what makes a good company and what do you need to do to get started? – Interesting question!   Good businesses engage and captivate their customers. As a customer, you only want to buy from people you trust. Trust is built up over time but first impressions also count. So, let’s talk about......

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