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4 functions SMEs can outsource

4 functions SMEs can outsource

by on April 9, 2019 in Advertising, Digital Marketing, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Small Business, Startups

Sustaining an SME is a difficult job — there are many functions to coordinate to ensure continued growth, but with limited resources, many small firms can struggle.

In order to cope with the burden, more businesses are outsourcing and benefits include reducing and controlling operating costs, enabling you to focus on core business areas, and tapping into expertise.

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Choose your winning tenders ‘Tender Readiness Check’ – SME or Corporate?

Choose your winning tenders ‘Tender Readiness Check’ – SME or Corporate?

by on February 8, 2019 in Business, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Small Business, Startups

Jonathan Davey writes ...I’d like to share how we go about helping you win more tenders and proposals. Before we can help you with tenders, we need to know all about your company.

This is a process of data sharing and conversations that enable us to build an understanding of who you are and where you want to go.

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Women for Women : ‘Dress For Respect’ aimed at shedding light on the harassment of women

Women for Women : ‘Dress For Respect’ aimed at shedding light on the harassment of women

by on January 6, 2019 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Retail, Special Issue, Women for Women

Science gives a broader vision of harassment with the Dress for Respect.

Ever since the beginning of the #MeToo movement in 2017, numerous companies have been trying to jump on the wagon and address sexual harassment and/or feminism in their advertising campaigns.  It’s no surprise that these companies are getting praised for using the publicity for a good cause.

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Politics : Len McCluskey accuses Chris Leslie, Neil Coyle, John Woodcock, Wes Streeting and Ian Austin of “sustained smearing”

by on April 26, 2018 in Latest News, Lead Article

Jeremy Corbyn says the Labour anti-Semitism stories are not a smear – well Len McCluskey hasn’t got the memo.

The Unite boss has written a sinister article for the New Statesman condemning the Labour MPs who spoke out against anti-Semitism in parliament, and threatening them with deselection. [more…]

SME lending : Managing cash flow is one of the hardest things for SMEs to do

by on April 12, 2018 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Small Business, Startups

It’s well known managing cash flow is one of the hardest things for SMEs to do.

Which is why over the past few years, there has been an explosion in what is now commonly termed the ‘pay-as-you-earn’ lending market.

The trend was further solidified this week with the news UK based ‘pay-as-you-earn’ lender Liberis had raised close to £60 million in fresh funding to support its growth. [more…]

Laughter Spot : “The one about insurance salesmen”

by on April 12, 2018 in Laughter Spot, Laughter Spot, Lead Article

Three insurance salesmen were sitting in a restaurant boasting about their companies’ speed of service.

The first said: “When one of our policyholders died suddenly on Monday, we got the news that evening and were able to process the claim for the wife so quickly that she received the cheque by Thursday morning.” [more…]

Best advice for SMEs looking to take their business to the next level

by on January 24, 2018 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Retail, Small Business, Startups

Advice for SMEs Looking to Take Their Business to the Next Level

Are you looking to take your SME business to the next level in 2018? While it used to be pretty costly to boost a business, thanks to technology, it’s now cheaper and simpler than ever before.

Here, you’ll discover some of the best advice for SMEs looking to take their business to the next level. [more…]

White Paper : SMEs and start-ups need to mobilise their marketing if they are to compete with more established brands …Textlocal

White Paper : SMEs and start-ups need to mobilise their marketing if they are to compete with more established brands …Textlocal

by on August 16, 2017 in Best advertising story, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Research, Small Business, Startups, Tech

A new white paper titled ‘The State of SMS’ suggests SMEs and start-ups need to mobilise their marketing if they are to compete with more established brands in the marketplace.

The report, commissioned by Textlocal one of the UK’s leading SMS platforms, predicts a sharp rise in mobile usage as Britain boasts nearly 80m active mobile phones in circulation for the first time, with only 50% of SMEs surveyed currently using SMS as part of their marketing strategies.

A full version of the report can be found by contacting Scarlett@thesourcepartnership.com

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Laughter Spot : “They might think we are cheap Scotsmen and try to screw us”

by on May 13, 2017 in Latest News, Laughter Spot, Laughter Spot, Lead Article, Lead story, News you can use, Nuggets, Scotland

Jock & Jimmy were walking along a street in London.

Jock looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye. The sign read, "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, trousers £2.50 per pair".

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Cosmetics adverts tell women they’re broken – new research

by on December 19, 2016 in Lead Article, Lead story, News you can use

Advertisements for make-up encourage women to see themselves as flawed and needing to be fixed, according to a linguist at the University of Portsmouth. Dr [more…]