10 Easy Ways to Advertise Your Business for Free

10 Easy Ways to Advertise Your Business for Free

Advertising can be expensive, however when you’re just starting out or are a small business, you might not have the budget for numerous ad campaigns. With that in mind, we’ve gathered 10 ways you can advertise your business for free and potentially reach new customers. 1. Set up a Facebook Page Social media is fast […]

Are You Cut Out to Own a Guest House?

Are You Cut Out to Own a Guest House?

Owning a guest house/bed and breakfast is a wonderful lifestyle – if you are prepared for the reality of it. It has an incredible impact on your personal life and requires skills that you might not have realised would be required. Over the years, I have worked with many owners and the following abilities have […]

7 Free Useful Business Tools You Should Use

7 Free Useful Business Tools You Should Use

If you’re a relatively small business you may be juggling doing your finances, managing social media, networking and stock taking, all whilst successfully running a business, so your time is precious and you need to make the most of what you have, here’s five free business tools you can use. 1. MailChimp Sending marketing emails […]

Charlotte Visits Hilton Smythe

Charlotte Visits Hilton Smythe

On 5th May 2015, we were privileged to have Charlotte Jennings visit our offices to meet the Hilton Smythe team. Charlotte visited our offices to thank the whole team for their support for the event. Charlotte has gone above and beyond her target for the fundraiser nearly hitting the £9,000 mark (to donate see Charlotte’s […]

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Quick Guide to Setting Up a Google Business Page

In previous blogs we’ve discussed the importance of the internet and how it’s the easiest way to get customers to know about you. Gone are the days of relying on customers to remember you when they have a problem, all you need to do is present them the solution in the form of your website […]

Charlotte's Challenge Event

Charlotte’s Challenge Event

In a previous blog, We’re Sponsoring #Charlottes Challenge we spoke about sponsoring Charlotte’s Event. On Saturday 25th April, Charlotte celebrated her 13th birthday with friends and family whilst raising money for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital a place very close to her heart. We were lucky enough to attend Charotte’s event as proud sponsors and we […]

We're Sponsoring Charlotte's Challenge

We’re Sponsoring Charlotte’s Challenge!

As some of you may know we as a company regularly support the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity. To raise money we regularly partake in events such as Be Seen in Green Day and our annual Toy Appeal. As well as these events, all of our staff generously donate from their salaries. However, last month […]

Running a Cafe - The Views of an Owner

Running a Cafe – The Views of an Owner

Jay Patel, the owner of Cafe Moods, situated within the Salford Quays/ Media City, talks about running a cafe and the challenges he’s faced during his tenure. Why did you decide to buy a cafe? Well I was an IFA since 1990 running my own firm and my wife who was a Project Manager. However […]

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Choosing a Coffee Supplier

Deciding on a coffee supplier can be confusing, there are many coffee suppliers in the UK, so how can you choose the right one for you? Jay Patel, owner of Cafe Moods, takes us through how he decided on the right coffee supplier for his business. Think of your requirements “When I started looking for […]

Pensions Freedom – Proceed with Care

Pensions Freedom – Proceed with Care

You may be approaching retirement and planning to exit your business in the not too distant future. The prospect of trying to understand how you are going to afford your lifestyle for the rest of your life may now be at the forefront of your mind. It’s now time to understand how your savings, investments […]

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