Chris Silb

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Building Awareness as an Entrepreneur

Building your reputation as an SME is a difficult hill to climb. As you are essentially coming from nothing, you need to work a lot harder than more established brands to get your product or service well known within your target audience

myths around working from home, tips for working from home

Many people on their daily commute to the office will dream of a better life where they can work from home and avoid having to take the packed-out train to the office. However, few realise the reality of working from home and what it truly takes to make a success of it.

wallet

For many, debt isn’t an easy thing to talk about, but the first step towards getting yourself out of the red is to get your head out of the sand and acknowledge the situation.

A Guide to Successfully Scaling Your Business

When starting a business most people like to dream big. However, once you have overcome the hurdles of starting a business and escaped the initial risks that come with start-ups, it can be a daunting thought to put everything you’ve worked so hard for in jeopardy by attempting to scale your business significantly.

building an online presence, business, how to market your business

Just as with any kind of business, setting up a company online and simply hoping people will find you organically is unlikely going to get you very far. Marketing is the lifeblood of any business and is what will build brand awareness, a presence online and, ultimately, bring in paying customers

How You Could Become an Entrepreneur in 2019

With Christmas less than one hundred days away, 2018 is slowly winding to a close. You might find yourself thinking about what you have achieved in the last 12 months, and what your goals might be for the coming year. New Year’s resolutions often come with ambitions to shake up your career or lifestyle

winter fire

Over the last couple of days, we’ve seen some particularly artic conditions come to the UK. In some parts of the country, it’s predicted that the temperature could drop as low as -10 degrees Celsius, causing widespread disruption to schools and travel networks

income, self-employed, manage your finances,

Starting your own business and becoming your own boss can be an exciting and daunting process. Being self-employed brings with it a lot of benefits, but it also often means you are now relying on an irregular income. However, there a few great ways in which you can manage your money which will help lay the groundwork for a more financially secure future.

improve customer retention, business tips, business help, how to grow my business

The main focus for any business, especially when it’s attempting to grow, is often to win over new customers; however, there is success also to be found in a strong customer retention strategy and creating loyal customers.

Mobile phone security

In the past computers have been the most vulnerable to cybercrime, but with an increasing reliance on mobile phones to run our businesses and access our banking – with 24 million Brits using them to shop and 23 million Brits using them to bank - mobile devices have become a bigger target for cyber criminals. 

working laptop

The great thing about people wanting to start a business today is that the online world grants them opportunities that would have been unthinkable as little as twenty years ago. If you have ambitions to make it work in the world of entrepreneurship, there is plenty you can do with a little effort to bring a business online

2018

Now that 2017 is coming to a close, it is a good time to sit back and take stock of how the last 12 months have affected your long term plans, and what the New Year will hold. By the time January 1st comes round, many of us are making half-baked resolutions about going to the gym more and cutting down on smoking.

For many people it’s seen as being the most important day of their life. For others it’s a more casual celebration and a good excuse to have a drink. No matter what your opinion is, there’s no denying that getting married is big business

With the stormy weather that was brought to a great many areas from mid-October, coupled with more unpredictable conditions, getting your home ready for winter seems to be a more important for us to do now than ever. A look at the data shows that weather conditions are becoming more extreme

Leather Wallet

There are many ways that you could make yourself some money: win the lottery; dream up a game changing piece of technology or find out you are legitimately due inheritance from a long lost relative who was Nigerian royalty.

Exercise

Unless you’re living under a rock, at the bottom of a lake or on the top of a mountain, the chances are modern technology has had a significant impact on your life. As new technology becomes more advanced and more easily accessible

Know Your Financial Terminology

One of the biggest problems people have with their finances in today’s economy is their lack of understanding of the subject. Financial terminology is designed to be confusing, and bank employees speak in their monetary argot, just so they get the sale that suits them

Scotland Flag

Scotland is famed as being a land of innovation. Why so many great discoveries and inventions have come out of a place with barely 6 million inhabitants has been the subject of much fevered debate. 

Photography Tips

Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest envy is a real thing, and when it comes to owning the coolest architectural photos the first thing we might curse is our local city's lack of Gaudís, Gherys and Hadids