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Protect your brand … it’s worth it

Your brand sets you apart from your competitors.  But have you thought about protecting your brand? Your brand exists as a means of communicating what to expect from your business, organisation, product or service and is something that you have invested in from the concept stage of your business.  What...

February 27, 2017
Ron Brown Tree ... the power of a personal brand

Ron Brown Tree … the power of a personal brand

This is a little omelette story about a real character called Ron Brown Tree* and the power of a personal brand. Ron Brown Tree ran a very successful business. A business that was successful financially, successful in the respect that it earned in its industry, and successful in the people...

September 28, 2016
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Tips for building a marketing driven business

With a little bit of know-how you can make marketing part of your day to day business activities and build a successful marketing driven business. Here’s a wee bit of guidance to help you … Marketing can be defined as a process of determining the needs and wants of consumers...

May 17, 2016
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Beautiful words from beautiful people …

The weather was a wee bit ‘dreich‘ at omelette hq as I wrote this little story, but I have a beautiful bright and sunny vision which is making me do big leapy skippy jumps. Why? I attended Small is Beautiful (@SmallisB) conference in Glasgow last week – a celebration of...

June 22, 2015
J B Lowthian & Co

The changing role of the accountant

Accounting has been called “the language of business” (Wikipedia) and the accountant in practice provides key areas of business support including financial accounting, tax, compliance, management accounting, auditing, financial systems, business planning, forecasting, payroll and more. But is the role of the accountant changing? And how can businesses benefit from...

April 30, 2015
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Small businesses in the UK economy

Here’s some fascinating facts about small businesses in the UK economy from the lovelies at Sage.  All in a rather groovy infographic. How cool are small businesses!  … This infographic was produced by sage.co.uk...

October 11, 2014
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Small business use of social media

Here’s a super infographic from the lovelies at Sage with some handy facts and figures about small business use of social media … This infographic was produced by Sage UK...

August 25, 2014
Run Balmoral 2014 2

An introduction to crowdfunding

One of the biggest challenges facing ambitious small businesses is financing growth plans, and with traditional bank lending in its fifth year of decline (FT), more enterprises are turning to alternative sources of finance.  Crowdfunding is a hot topic right now and presents an exciting opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and...

July 7, 2014
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Jelly shooz

I spent large parts of the 1980s rocking around in an aqua tracksuit and jelly shooz. I thought I was really cool. Guess what? THEY’RE BACK IN FASHION!  That doesn’t mean I’m going to turn up to meetings in brightly coloured plastic footwear. Well, maybe.  But it’s interesting how fashions...

May 27, 2014
Run Balmoral 2014 2

Leapy Skippy Jumps

I took part in Run Balmoral. I did a run! A friend suggested that I should do it on my spacehopper. And I was very tempted. But I ran it. I ran all the way … a whopping 5k! It was the first time I had taken part in a...

April 28, 2014
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