Big Ideas for Small Business | Book Review

Serial entrepreneur, investor and former Civil Servant, John Lamerton, made his fortune through creating more than 60 online businesses since 2000, leading to an enviable lifestyle business with a £750,000 turnover.  Lamerton self published “BIG Ideas… for Small Businesses” as a collection of the lessons and successes that have led to him coaching and mentoring hundreds of small business owners in the South West. Lamerton said; “99% of small business owners aren’t currently living the lifestyle they want. They’re working harder than they want to, for less money than they want. They don’t enjoy their work, and they don’t get to…

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Waving Goodbye to Blue Monday with Rainbow Jars of Happiness.

Today is Blue Monday apparently the most depressing day of the year! Now isn’t that a happy thought to start your day! According to a new study of millennials, by Ferratum UK* 27% were planning to borrow money to pay for Christmas 2017. 1 in 3 millennials would borrow money to avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and 42% of millennials have hidden debt from their partner, friends, or family. Add these financial facts to the wet, cold, dark, miserable weather, the amount of time since Christmas, failing our new year’s resolutions already, feeling unmotivated alongside the desire to take…

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Myth Busting SEO and Template Websites

Having your own small business website in my opinion is vital, not only for branding purposes but for building up content and a database.  If a third party platform like Etsy or Facebook closed down tomorrow, how big would the impact be on your small business? If the answer is catastrophic then you have an issue.  A website doesn’t have to be a shop or a blog, it can be just as useful to have a holding page which directs customers to the correct areas, social media and your sales platform.  Or even a way in which to capture potential and regular…

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