Empowering Women in Tech Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Barriers
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
3w ago
By: Parul, Athena FundX Sandy is dropping kids off to school and while carrying her work bag, kids’ snack boxes, and activity kits, she feels like her back is going to give in. She thinks to herself, if only there was an app that would alert her when the load in her purse was disproportionate. Maybe she could develop one, but where would she find extra hours in her day to even start. Suddenly, the simple idea seems insurmountable.  Zeinab feels like women in her community could benefit from speaking to a therapist who understands their cultural, religious and socio economic context. Howe ..read more
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Challenges with lead generation? Try tracking your leads
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
1M ago
By: Joyce Ong, founder of MarketingTech This article discusses the lead generation challenges most business owners and their sales teams face at some point in their journey, and explains how lead tracking will help save time, energy, and money. Lead generation is a marketing activity that businesses carry out to acquire new customers and new business. If done successfully, it can help a business grow and scale in ways that traditional word of mouth, introductions or referrals can’t do as quickly However, lead generation can be frustrating and time-consuming. Here are seven main reasons why. 1 ..read more
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Unleashing the power of market research: Boosting your chances of business success
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
1M ago
By: Mohib Ali, Business Adviser at the Small Business Research + Enterprise Centre In the competitive landscape of business, understanding your target market is essential for success. Market research plays a pivotal role in providing valuable insights that can guide your decision-making process and give you a competitive edge. For small business owners, conducting market research is particularly important as it helps make informed decisions with limited resources. It minimises the risks associated with entering a new market and enables better understanding of customers, competitors, and indust ..read more
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Putting an Emphasis on Data Protection While Celebrating World Backup Day
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
2M ago
By: Aden Hawsh, Cyber Outreach Officer at Cyber Resilience Centre for London Introduction In today’s business environment, technology plays a vital role in ensuring that our data is accessible and secure. Resilience is becoming increasingly important to avoid hardware failures, cyberattacks, and human errors that can result in losing important business documents, sensitive financial records, and operational disruption. By celebrating World Backup Day, we are bringing attention to the importance of ensuring the safety of our digital assets. Generating backups of our data and storing them i ..read more
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DMCFinder.com – Founder Jo Joshi tells the story of starting and growing her business
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
2M ago
Starting a business can be a daunting process, but some strive to make the best of a bad situation growing into spaces that were very unexpected at the start of their journey. We would like to introduce you to Jo Joshi, a female entrepreneur who started her journey in 2020 after being furloughed. She also hosts our Elevating Female Entrepreneurs Network and works with numerous organisation to support more women develop in the SME sector. By: Jo Joshi, Founder of DMCFinder.com My name is Jo Joshi, I am the Founder of DMCFinder.com. DMCFinder is a niche tech startup platform geared for B2B Tra ..read more
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Meet Graham Angus, Founder of LFT Coaching
City Business Library
by BusinessResearchEnterprise
3M ago
Our business advisers regularly help customers start and develop their businesses. Recently, Wendy Foster, one of our business advisers, helped Graham Angus with his business as a personal trainer, to take it to the next level. We caught up with Graham to learn more about him, his journey and what his future plans are. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us! Could you start by telling us a bit about your business and the work that you do? I run a coaching business called LFT (Lifestyle, Food, and Training) where I coach people 30+ who are looking to lose fat sustainably. Unfortunately ..read more
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How to use the UK’s immigration system to secure the talent you need
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
4M ago
By: Ilaria Iovieno (Associate) and Jessie Tse (Immigration Paralegal), Fragomen Introduction  Three years post-Brexit and the impact on the UK’s ability to recruit foreign talent continues.  According to Home Office data, there were 113,555 overseas work visa applications in 2019, before Brexit. This number increased to 314,064 in 2022 after the introduction of a simplified Points Based System. With the UK no longer in the EU, all foreign nationals (except Irish nationals) need a visa to work in the UK. As a result, more businesses need a sponsor licence to recruit and retain oversea ..read more
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Gaining a competitive advantage through the power of sustainability
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
6M ago
By: Sophie Medd, Heart of the City Today sustainability has evolved from a “nice to have” to a powerful determinant of success. For UK small businesses navigating supply chain contracts – in both the private and public sectors – demonstrating sustainability credentials covering environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices is now a strategic imperative. Showcasing sustainability credentials is crucial for small businesses which are looking to access supply chain contracts as they significantly enhance the competitiveness of tenders and pitches. Here’s how… 1. Navigating Sustainability ..read more
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Sales platforms for the Christmas Rush
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
6M ago
Are you a business that is consistently looking for new platforms to place your products? The holiday season, especially Christmas, is a time when small businesses can thrive. Shoppers are looking for unique gifts for their friends and family and festive products to decorate their homes, making it the perfect opportunity to boost sales. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, it’s essential to know where to sell your products so that potential customers can find you. Below we have pulled together a list of popular online and in person avenues your business can use t ..read more
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Meet My Healing Kit: The SWLT-funded business that helps people take back control of their health
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by BusinessResearchEnterprise
7M ago
Recently, the charity Samuel Wilson’s Loan Trust, whose advisers work alongside SBREC, supported a wonderful business called My Healing Kit. We caught up with one of the founders, Tan, to learn more about how their business started and what their future plans are. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us! Could you start by telling us a bit about your business and the work that you do? My Healing Kit is a natural holistic business, where I, together with my business and life partner Kaz, embrace the healing powers of nature. We do that by creating herbal blends, seamoss gels and other natu ..read more
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