Category Archives: Start up

22 Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses on a Budget

Found this useful article on Wordsteam, you can find the full story here Lisa Smith As Facebook seeks to deliver the content its users will enjoy most and find most relevant, organic reach has been on the decline. In fact, … Continue reading

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Popular Social Media Sites

Came across this blog and thought it was so good have reproduced it all here: 60+ Social Networking Sites You Need to Know About in 2018 Updated 1st June 2018  Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially … Continue reading

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Ways to Market your Micro Business

Small businesses usually can’t afford the high marketing budgets that large companies take for granted.  Micro businesses must be creative and determined to achieve their marketing aims. Here at the Centre for Micro Business we know how to achieve this.  … Continue reading

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Starting a business from home

It’s simple to start a business from home and growing numbers of people are doing it. There are 2.9m home-based businesses in the UK and they contribute £300 billion to the economy.  As part of its long-term economic plan to … Continue reading

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So where do you get start up advice?

So you’re ready to start a business. The UK has a very supportive environment for startups, with a flourishing wealth of networks, groups and organisations for all types and style of new business, where you can get practical advice, ideas … Continue reading

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What can I call myself?

What are the restrictions on choosing a name for my sole trader business? If you’re looking to start up as a sole trader but don’t want to use a business name that already exists how do you check? . Are … Continue reading

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Digital Inclusion – where do you fit in?

The government has published its latest report outlining their digital inclusion strategy – here’s the link; government digital inclusion strategy Here are a few facts and figures that stood out for us: 1.       89% of young people now use a smartphone or … Continue reading

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Mobile Friendly Websites?

Guest post from one of our associates – Nigel Stevenson I’m going to concentrate on the present big issue with website design … “Mobile friendliness will affect how prominently websites appear in Google search results pages from 21 April” (source: … Continue reading

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Writing a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is a vital first step when starting a business, in order to set out your proposition, your market, customers and competitors.  The business planning process will give you a feel for the various elements that will … Continue reading

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New Access to The Centre for Micro Business

At The Centre for Micro Business we are always looking for better ways to service our customers.  To this end we have partnered with East Kent College and opened a new office at their premises in Broadstairs.  As part of this … Continue reading

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