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WiRE Members share their top tips and tricks

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

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…

Six reasons to shop small and local

Posted: 12th December 2017

The UK’s annual Small Business Saturday has been and gone, but that’s no reason to stop shopping locally. Small businesses and the self-employed are crucial to the local economy –…