A lot has changed in the world of cars and hybrids vehicles (a mix of normal fuel & electric) are now a realistic choice, with good long terms savings, personally and for your business, possible.

If a picture paints a thousand words, how many does a good video paint?

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Webinars are becoming more popular and now is the time to take a look, whatever business you are in.

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Reading web pages on your mobile device can be a slow, infuriating experience - did you know about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?

In one of my businesses, we are trying to build leads to grow our thriving community and Facebook is an obvious route to achieving this.  A few days ago, I was pointed to little know Facebook feature called LeadAds, which allows you to place a call to action in an advert and, importantly, collect validated contact details.

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There are a lot of people who offer you SEO dreams for a few quid and some for pots of gold - the first real step I am taking is to try it myself!

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When you start or run you own business, it can be a lonely journey. This can be highlighted at Christmas, where, especially if you have come from a corporate background, you may be used to having a Christmas party.

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Guerrilla Marketing has been proven in action to work for small businesses around the world.  It works because it’s simple to understand, easy to implement and outrageously inexpensive.

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On my way to work , I noticed an advert for some mens shaving kit.

 

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Due to lots of requests from people who want to start a business or have started their journey, the Business Start Up Bootcamp is back, but in a weekly format.

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I always recommend people have their personal and business accounts with separate banks and generally say nothing more when it comes to small businesses and banking facilities.

I now have one more thing to add:

If you get rid of a business (sell, close, wind up etc) and it has  bank guarantee on you, make sure you specifically cancel it, getting written confirmation accordingly.

Someone I have been working with had a business, closed it (without debt) along with the bank account (it had an overdraft, which was guaranteed). A few years later, he opened a new business, with an account at the same bank.  They had a few troubles and the business closed with minimal debts/overdraft.

The bank invoked the PG.

What people forget is that a PG is exactly that - personal.  Whilst it may be taken out for business reasons e.g. overdraft, loan etc, the bank will use take any opportunity to call it in!

Sadly, after speaking to a few people who have sold or closed their businesses, of those that had PG's, none had taken an action to cancel it!

Make sure you are not caught out and cancel any old PG's that you may have!

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