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3 Reasons Your Business Should Have a Blog

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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1. A blog helps to increase sales by informing customers of products/services/offers etc. 2. A blog establishes your business as an industry expert, helping to increase customer loyalty. 3. A blog drives traffic to your website and improves its search engine optimisation. This post was written by Rachel Robb

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Find the Outdoor Kitchen

Posted on: Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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The Outdoor Kitchen at Turner’s Mill Turner’s Mill, Kington , Herefordshire, have both old and modern water power at their wonderful mill.  This Saturday 7th June they have invited several locals to invade their space, an island in the River Arrow, and demonstrate rural crafts old and new. The Outdoor Kitchen will be sharing a […]

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5 Steps to Starting an Email Newsletter

Posted on: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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A regular email newsletter is a powerful tool for building relationships, informing and educating your customers and gaining repeat business. Here’s what to do: Build a mailing list of current customers. Include their name, address, email address, interests and any preferences in relation to your business. Ask customers on your mailing list for permission to […]

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The ups and downs of being a business owner with a chronic illness

Posted on: Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Gigglemonsters children’s gifts is owned and run by me Sally a mum of two and a auto immune chronic illness sufferer.  My story is probably not that unusual I took redundancy from my job after I just found being in a office, working to other peoples timescales and demands just to tricky with a chronic […]

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Capsule Wardrobe Workshop

Posted on: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Come and discover: How to take fewer clothes on holiday and still have enough to wear How to create a basic capsule wardrobe using what you already have Tips on how to organise your wardrobe The workshop will take place at my house – 3 Malvern View, Woolridge Hill, Hartpury GL19 3DJ on Saturday 22 […]

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The Transformation Team

Posted on: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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An innovative, cutting edge course which will deliver an improvement in your fitness, eating habits, personal image and confidence over a four week period. Three enthusiastic, experienced professionals will be supporting and advising you in their respective areas. Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes, but nothing to wear? Would you like to find […]

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10 top tips for start up businesses

Posted on: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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Thank you to WiRE member: Pavlenka Small So you know you have a great idea for a business and it has been a long -term dream to run your own business but you are in danger of your dream never becoming  a reality if you don’t take positive action and actually make it happen. Many others […]

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Meeting Up with our Network Leaders

Posted on: Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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Read about the great Network Leader meeting we had in Hatfield, what happens, some of the things our WiRE networks get up to.

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Country Fairs – The New High Street?

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
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“At the end of 2009 vacancy rates across England and Wales High streets totalled 12.4%, up from 5% in January. It is now thought that this percentage has exceeded the 15% mark”.[1] Due to a number of factors, including increased rent and higher tax rates; retail businesses are being forced to take a more flexible […]

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The Business Records Check for SMEs – Are you ready?

Posted on: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
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By WiRE member Carole Phillips – Financial Management Ltd There are many benefits to having a bookkeeper/management accountant, not least of all making sure that you are reducing your yearly tax bill to HMRC by claiming back all legitimate expenses, and removing the worry of filing your return at the end of a tax year. […]

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