In the current dog-eat-dog world of business, it’s more difficult than ever make a profit, or even just to break even. With the perhaps shocking statistic that 80% of all small business start-ups fail in their first year, it’s crucial that all businesses do what they can to improve their chances of keeping their heads [...]
The wealth of information that exists on the World Wide Web concerning the dos and don’ts for budding entrepreneurs thinking of starting their own company is enough to keep them reading for the rest of their lives. And as we all know, running your own company is an extremely time consuming, at times unrelenting process [...]
The Best Bang for Your Custom Buck: The New Breed in Custom Apparel & Accessories Custom apparel is big business. It’s a rapidly growing market that has become home to a wide range of exciting niches. The appeal is clear: consumers are being engaged creatively in a market that truly caters to unique and innovative [...]
From data-driven polling to customer loyalty programs and collaborative research techniques, these five startups and their founders are re-imagining the way clients and companies, businesses and buyers, get what they most want out of marketing.
Starting a new business can be daunting enough without having to worry about whether or not your customer service is up to scratch. It’s important that you have a customer service plan in place before you customers even need your support. This means that when the first issue arises, you’re able to deal with it [...]
When starting up my small business I thought I had it all sorted, at least it was in my mind. I had covered the bases that I believed were needed; choosing the right sector and then making sure I had the right levels of insurance for myself and my small amount of employees. However, there [...]
When running a start-up, it can feel like you’re having to be all things all of the time. This is normal, and a necessity in the early days when budgets are tight and you haven’t yet built up a reliable network to tap into. As your business grows, you may want to consider outsourcing. Outsourcing [...]