• WinWeb Pitch of the Week – Student Aid

    2010-06-26

    The winner of Pitch of the Week this week is Student Aid. Student Aid is a company, founded by Andy Fidler, that has come up with a strategy to captialise on a valuable demographic that are making first time purchasing decisions- students. Student Aid directly markets the 87% of new students moving away from home [...]

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  • Top 5 Virtual Assistant Basics

    2010-06-24

    Small business owners are starting to realise that outsourcing is no longer just for big companies. Here are some things to bear in mind if you want to hire a Virtual Assistant: Understand their Function: Virtual Assistants are experts in a certain field that provide support to their clients on an as-needed basis. They usually [...]

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  • Money Saving Ideas for Small Businesses

    The difficult economy means that many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and make a profit. This leaves them with two options – either they can increase their income somehow or they can cut costs. Cutting costs is the easier option because there are always savings that can be made. This is particularly important [...]

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  • Homeworking Benefits For Small Businesses

    2010-06-22

    The great thing about owning a small business means that there are very few barriers to stop you from doing things your way. There is no boss scrutinising your actions and this makes it easy for you to fit your working life around your family. The best way of taking advantage of this freedom and [...]

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  • Pitch of the Week -Environmentally Friendly Solutions

    2010-06-19

    The winner of this week’s Pitch of the Week competition is Gordon Shaw from Environmentally Friendly Solutions. EFS Limited have developed a unique and innovative product that deals with a nuisance we probably all come across every day; cigarette waste. We spoke to Gordon about why there is the need for such a product, and [...]

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  • Top 5 Social Responsibility Basics

    2010-06-17

    Small business owners are increasingly starting to realise that their actions have an affect not just on their customers, but on some level also have an impact on the local community and society in general. To be more socially responsible: Invest in people: Your employees are one of the greatest assets of your business. Try [...]

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  • Confidence of UK Small Businesses At An All-Time Low

    A survey released this week shows that the UK business sector is currently facing its lowest ever levels of confidence since records began. The Business Trends survey, which has been conducted by the accountants BDO annually since 1995, paints a worrying picture for the UK economy. In addition, BDO has called for a greater revision [...]

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  • Essential Tasks For A New Start-Up

    2010-06-15

    Starting a new small business is a stressful time for many people, especially if it is their first attempt at business ownership. If you are starting your own business, there are some obvious tasks that you must complete. Firstly you must decide on a name for your company. Sometimes a business name will come to [...]

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  • Pitch of the Week – Hire My Parents

    2010-06-12

    This week the WinWeb Pitch of the Week competition was tied; with two small businesses winning the prize! The first of our winners is Steve Pritchard from Hire My Parents. Hire My Parents is a website that posts work at home job opportunities for parents who require flexible working. The majority of these positions are [...]

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  • Top 5 Packaging Basics

    2010-06-10

    Small businesses that produce and sell an original product often neglect to think of how it will be packaged until the very last moment. This can result in poorly designed packaging that is unfit for purpose. To create good packaging: Develop well: Try to consider how the product will be packaged as early in the [...]

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  • Small Business Red-Tape Reduction Plans Praised

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) released a statement to the press last week regarding the recently announced first phase of the Government’s plan to “end the excessive regulation that is stifling business growth”. The BCC was welcoming to the news and although obviously they will continue to scrutinise the actions of this new Coalition [...]

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  • Benefits of Bookkeeping Software for Small Businesses

    2010-06-08

    Not every small businesses requires Accounting Software. Many small businesses only make a few transactions every month and simply keep a record of these by using a notebook or something similar. For them, fully functional accounting software providing detailed financial analysis is somewhat unnecessary and could actually be quite confusing. To combat this problem, WinWeb [...]

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