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WiRE Members share their top tips and tricks

Six steps to developing a social media plan for your business

Posted: 9th January 2018

By: Esther Partridge-Warner

Every business owner knows that their business needs to have a social media plan that integrates with their marketing strategy and, most importantly, delivers measurable results. But the question is…

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Posted: 9th January 2018

By: Helen Wyer

How many of you made New Year’s resolutions only to find that a week later you hadn’t kept them?  Often, they’re made in the moment, they’re goals that you do…

How to Write Good Copy for Websites

Posted: 9th January 2018

By: Kim Gilmour

I look at a lot of websites for small businesses, after I meet people networking or when looking to find clients or local suppliers. The thing I notice is that…

Reflections on Reflexes

Posted: 9th January 2018

By: Karen Richards

Have you ever had a ‘light bulb moment’ – a sudden flash of understanding when you have been mulling something over for a long time? Mine came out of a…

Buying the Right Slippers this Winter

Posted: 8th January 2018

By: Lorna Pullman

Tips for Buying Slippers There is more to a slipper than you may realise. Not only do they keep feet warm and comfortable, but they also protect them. Many people…

Make time for wellbeing – out in the garden

Posted: 8th January 2018

By: Alison Marsden

It’s official. Gardening is good for you.  How do I know? Well apart from a lifetime’s gardening (and you could say that gardeners are biased) there is significant evidence from…

Latest Employment News for Small Businesses

Posted: 8th January 2018

By: Kay Heald

There’s always lots of changes to keep an eye on when you are managing people – this is a short summary rounding up relevant law changes and employment information for…

I Explain Money – Spending

Posted: 18th December 2017

By: Jenny Bracelin

Spending is all about choice Buying stuff you want is fantastic. Spending money you don’t have isn’t. Every time we handover a card to pay for something, we are making…

Spending in a Nutshell

Posted: 13th December 2017

By: Jenny Bracelin

Spending is all about choice Buying stuff you want is fabulous. Spending money you don’t have isn’t. Every time we handover a card to pay for something, we are making…

Common food safety mistakes made by a growing food and drink business.

Posted: 12th December 2017

By: Louise Roberts

You have a food and drink business producing brilliant products and this is the year to grow. You have identified the people in your target marketplaces (such as retailers) and…