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The Big Ideas Show

February 22, 2019
The Big Ideas Show is a weekly video and audio series, exploring 'The Big Picture' with creative problem solving, goal setting, leadership and motivation. Based in Folkestone, Kent, they work to bring exciting content, thoughts and creative solutions to you for discussion! They talk to creatives, businesses and individuals about what motivates them to do what they do, and where they draw their inspiration from. Stuart was invited on The Big Ideas Show to share some thoughts on the subject of asking for help and support. We would love to hear your thoughts on this, whether you agree or not....

Does regulation in business need to be complicated?

August 1, 2017
Sue Harvey works for Kent Trading Standards, in their Business Advice Team. In this blog she'll give you an introduction to regulation in business plus informs us about what's on offer for businesses in Kent and Medway from the Better Business for All initiative. Why do I need to know about regulations?         Regulations can get a bit of a bad name and can often be seen as 'red tape' but in actual fact they are there to protect and ensure consumers, our communities and businesses are safe and fairly treated. As a business you will have certain responsibilities to meet...

How to Successfully Start a Local Business

June 29, 2016
How to Successfully Start a Local Business Like anything good in life, owning your own business comes with its highs and lows. It can be an extremely rewarding experience - one that may sort you out with a job that you’ll enjoy for the rest of your life – but it isn’t without its struggles. One of the things that people struggle to get to grips with the most is the initial start-up process. Even if it’s something you’ve done in the past, it can prove to be a tricky and sometimes overwhelming task. Even more so with the sheer amount...

Business Networking…What’s the Point?

September 16, 2015
Business Networking...What's the Point? So you've decided to bring your ideas to life, you've started a business and taken that first step in to a whole new world, so now what...business networking? What is all this talk about business networking and what use is it to you. You've been researching a few events online, none of them seem to make much sense. Plus you have this niggling voice in the back of your head: "What exactly is the point?" "What am I going to get out of it?" "I could be doing something way more productive than chatting to a load of random people"...

5 tips on writing a Press Release for your business startup

June 23, 2014
A clear and concise communications campaign can play a key role in the ultimate success or failure of a business start up, writes Charlie Vavasour, Managing Director of Ashford-based public relations agency Quantum PR. Business survival is a highly debatable subject in the UK but it is often quoted that eight out of every 10 new start ups cease trading within the first 18 months. It is clear that gaining and then retaining customers is vital for any new business venture. After all, a business without customers – which equate to income and, hopefully, profit – is not a viable...

What’s all the #fuss about?

February 27, 2014
Everyone is doing it, our behaviour on social media is somewhat skewed to how we would behave off line.  So to start let's have a bit of fun with this video: Why do we feel compelled to self-market such things as our relationship status, new clothes, shoes, pets, kids etc. and why do we Like, Share, Feel Sad 🙁 Feel Happy 🙂 and #####! Social media is at the forefront of people’s minds and corporate marketing campaigns and it continues to grow. Some love it and some hate it, and there are even those that make a strong point of...