Archive for the ‘Small Businesses’ Category

The Fundraising Challenge Within The Charity Sector

StoryCharity

Fundraising, Fundraising and more Fundraising, a crucial and often difficult task within any charity. Should it really be that difficult? On paper, the U.K. is Europe’s most generous country in terms of donating money, volunteering time and helping a stranger. You only have to turn on BBC for Comic Relief to see the true generosity…

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Do we still need business cards?

Business Cards

Two weeks ago I met a gentleman on the train who after our conversation left me his business card; at the time I thought of this as a kind gesture, but as I continued my journey staring out of the train window, it got me questioning; do we still need need business cards in today’s…

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The benefits and challenges of Youth Enterprise

Youth Enterprise

One of my favourite things to talk about is youth enterprise; being a young age of 20 I have noticed that there are certain skills and abilities the youth hold that go hand in hand in hand with starting a business. From my personal experience I have been involved with many enterprising projects, including setting…

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How to run a successful public and corporate event?

corporate event

From attending design-led exhibitions, I have first hand experience in the impact an event can have on your brand. Being seen at a well-known event can raise your brand reputation and give you exposure to key buyers and journalists from your industry. But what impact can hosting your own public or corporate event have against…

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How can I use photography in my business to create a visual identity?

Harley Davidson Campaign

An image can speak a thousand words, but how can we use an image to create a visual identity, define a brand and  stand out from the competition? For today’s blog I collaborate with Jemima Willcox; professional photographer and owner of the BlueGate studio, to share her expertise on the importance of photography and the…

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Vessyl – Much More than a drinks holder!

Vessyl

I am not usually attracted by the adverts on Facebook, but one little gadget caught me eye while browsing through the daily feed! None other but the revolutionary Vessyl drinks holder. Retailing at $99, Vessyl is a smart cup that automatically knows what you are drinking in real-time, with this knowledge it can record calories,…

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Ice Cream Business, Traditional Bikes Brought back?

My ride for the summer

  As summer is on the horizon, today I want to talk about a Business trend that not only have I recognized but also experienced as a summer project. Last summer I decided to run my own business close to my heart, or should I say stomach… I set up an Ice Cream Business trading…

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Milan Design Week, What Is Good Design?

King Edison Pendant Lamp

From a background of Business theory I have always categorised design into three features; aesthetics, function and cost. A design must be fit for purpose, look good and be an appropriate price for the market it is targeting. Last week I got the chance to get some real inspiration and insight into the world of…

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Is there such thing as a self sustaining business?

Self Sustaining Business

The title of today’s blog post refers to a many business owner’s dream… Self-sustaining business. For those who are not familiar with the subject a Self Sustaining business is a company that can run independently without any particular effort from it’s owner or entrepreneur. Create a self-sustaining company and watch it roll in the profit…

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