by Jasper Martens | 25 May 2010
As a business owner or new business manager, getting business from bigger companies sounds tempting. Large businesses are often more stable, financially attractive and it pimps your client portfolio as well. However, there are certain advantages if you dare to do business with smaller businesses. But before we bring on the good news, we would like to share one disadvantage as well:
by Amaia Las Heras | 21 May 2010
Businesses looking to save on their energy bills should make sure they have a positive credit score before shopping around, as this is one of the main factors that affect the energy rates they'll be offered by other suppliers.
by Jasper Martens | 19 May 2010
For a few months now our business community on Linkedin has been bustling with business discussions between fellow small business entrepreneurs in the UK. If you’ve missed our group, now is the time to sign-up.
Some members contribute more than others and we’ve selected 5 of these entrepreneurs with an eager sense for business leads or with a good idea. Some of them were employed throughout their career and have just decided to start working for themselves. Check out our 5 most valuable contributors to our Linkedin group.
by Josh Hall | 18 May 2010
In one of its first major policy announcements since coming to power, the new coalition government will present its ‘emergency’ Budget on 22 June.
by Amaia Las Heras | 18 May 2010
Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, warns small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that not switching their energy providers regularly ("not being active customers") puts them in danger of getting worse deals than those businesses which do.
by Jasper Martens | 17 May 2010
Remember Sunderland City Council during the Election result night? Sunderland was the first to announce the General Election results. This remarkable achievement can’t be seen as a one-off result. The Sunderland City Council communication team not only reaches the public quickly and directly during elections, they are also using online communication tools on a daily basis.
by Josh Hall | 13 May 2010
The past week has been a momentous one in British politics. An inconclusive election, fraught with technical difficulties and allegations of fraud, produced a result in which no single party secured overall control of the House of Commons. Days of backroom wrangling followed – which ultimately resulted in the first coalition government the UK has seen in 70 years.
by Jasper Martens | 06 May 2010
With the elections today, we looked at some councils who are successfully using Twitter to keep the people up to date with the latest election results. You would be surprised that not only big councils are using Twitter to reach their audience. So which councils are successful?
by Rosie Beasley | 30 Apr 2010
The Conservative Party is still edging a lead in the polls, although at this stage it seems unlikely that they will gain enough ground during the last days of campaigning to avoid a hung parliament. Much depended on the outcome of the final live television debate last night and early polls suggest that he came across the best on issues for entrepreneurs and business.
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