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Month: November 2020

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5 easy ways independent businesses can reduce costs

Hands up if you find it easy running a new business or an old one, even?! No? We thought as much… We’re not going to try and wave a magic wand to suddenly reduce your costs and save you money, but we do hope that the tips in this blog go some way to inspiring […]

Business Banter – 5 helpful tips for blogging about your independent business (or, it’s not all about you!)

Our guest blog for Independent Oxford, showing our support for our fellow members. Enjoy, and let us know how you like the tips… “Your persona is the basis for everything you create. Writing for yourself won’t always resonate with your intended audience. If you, instead, speak your persona’s pains, challenges, and goals and they feel […]

Buddy-up with UK Business Buddy and smile all the way to the bank

Business finance and card payment solutions are really boring… According to UK Business Buddy founder and self-titled Chief Provider of Smiles, Nic Rutherford, ‘If you tell people that’s what you do in a networking meeting you can practically see their eyes glaze over. It’s not until you tell them that we can help achieve savings […]

Is selling online a must now?

Reading some of the headlines of late, it seems those retailers with a lower cost offering; TK Maxx and Argos for example and those with a strong online presence (Argos again!) have seen a real boost in their sales during the pandemic. This begs the question – is being able to sell online an absolute […]

A chat with Jane Scotchbrook at The Oxford Artisan Distillery…

At the top of Trip Advisor’s list of ‘Things to Do in Oxfordshire’, The Oxford Artisan Distillery, or TOAD as it’s affectionately known is a totally unique gin, vodka and rye spirit gold-mine. (Exclusive… The first true TOAD whisky is being launched this December)! Hilary met Jane Scotchbrook (sales and events) of TOAD, at the […]