Getting new ideas to market – how to avoid the pitfalls

By j.evans / September 21, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

New ideas – opportunities – and pitfalls Have you got time on your hands?  Use it to turn your innovative idea into a new business or explore new ways to pivot an existing business.  In challenging times, there are always opportunities! But what do you do next and how do you avoid the...

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Looking for funding for your business?

By j.evans / August 13, 2020 / Grants and Awards, Handy Tips / No Comments

Looking for funding for your business ideas. Know where and how to look and who to contact.

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COVID tips to help your business survive and thrive

Do an audit: what could you have done better, smarter or quicker during the lockdown? Make a contingency plan: prepare for other business disruptions Can your employees continue to do some work from home? What ongoing protocols do you need to have in place? Can you reach a larger market by delive...

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Disrupting the food delivery disruptors ….

By j.evans / June 11, 2020 / News / No Comments

Disrupting the food delivery disruptors

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Seven ways for your business to survive the COVID-19 crisis

By j.evans / May 7, 2020 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Plan how to manage your team, your business and cash flow during the crisis Audit your current skills, services, products and capabilities and consider how, or if they could be delivered differently. g. via YouTube, webinars, online platforms Explore the current needs and gaps in the marketplace....

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Are you ready?

By j.evans / December 4, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Christmas preparations for your business Advise your customers of your opening hours over the Christmas period; update the messages on your email, social media and phone. Where appropriate, provide an alternative contact point.  Ensure you have sufficient stock, staff and resources for your busy ...

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Do you own your face?

By j.evans / November 15, 2019 / Technology / No Comments

Do you own your face? Facial recognition technology is widely used. Others are using and selling your image without your permission.

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Hobby? … or business? What you need to know!

By j.evans / August 29, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Should you turn your hobby into a business? So … you make clothes, design websites or take photographs?  Should you turn your hobby into a business?   You will need time, money and a long-term commitment to run a business.  But you should also be able to answer these questions. Your product or se...

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Seven easy ways to protect your IP assets

By j.evans / August 6, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

Simple tips and links to keep your IP safe - from patents to confidentiality agreements.

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What type of business insurance do you really need?

By j.evans / May 15, 2019 / Handy Tips / No Comments

What type of insurance does a start-up or small business really need? It depends on the type of business you are running – but you may need product liability, professional indemnity, directors’ and officers’ indemnity and cyber liability. If you have premises, merchandise and expensive equi...

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