(or, yes, even in these hard times, there is a path to business recovery)
… and treatments we can all apply now
Any trading business should be engaged in some form of marketing. And whatever the preferred strategy, to be effective, their actions should be planned, specific and well-targeted. Well, we would say this, wouldn’t we?!
For many this will be familiar territory. Others may know what needs to be done but struggle to organise and execute. For some business owners, if truth be known, it’s all a bit hit and miss.
... and why video animation comes out on top.
We take video for granted. It’s everywhere, or so it seems. We only have to watch a child mesmerised by their favourite cartoon – or an adult transfixed by a video game or streamed movie - to recognise the power of the moving image.
Does Covid-19 mean there’s no point in planning anymore?
An accountant, who’s a friend of a friend, was taken seriously ill at the start of the pandemic and has unfortunately spent months in intensive care.
That is sad enough for him and his family. What is also upsetting for his grown-up children during this time is that his clients have been jumping up and down because their tax return and VAT deadlines are being missed.
What does the end of the famous catalogue tell us about our own customers’ requirements?
Argos announced that it is stopping printing its catalogue. Over one billion have been produced since 1973, and it resides in more UK households than any book except the Bible.
The comedian Bill Bailey called the Argos catalogue, “the laminated book of dreams,” laminated, he explained, to catch the tears of joy!
National Fishing Month has got me wondering what hooks YOU more business
It’s National Fishing Month (running from 26th July until 1st September) and it got me wondering what you do to fish for your clients.
(I can only apologise for the following paragraph – our copywriter’s obviously got sunstroke.)
We can all see the logic in that choice, but why are we called Future Point 4 Business?
“What’s in a name?” asks Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
I think we can all understand why Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett have called their new baby by that fragrant and resonant name. No pressure then, little lady, but what if she wants a career where speed is not expected – like a slow bicycle racer, a doctor’s receptionist or a lawyer?
It’s so easy to create content to market your company – and that’s the danger
Back in the day – you know, before social media, before blogging, even before websites – if you wanted to publicise your company, you had to get someone else to do it for you.
If you were big, you paid for a TV ad. If you were small, you got a local agency to knock up a half-page for the parish magazine.
At this time, businesses have found new ways of supporting each other
This vine has many branches. We have had the privilege of working with the Vine Centre in Aldershot for three years now (www.thevinecentre.org.uk). With the aim of helping the most disadvantaged members of society, mostly in the past through face-to-face contact, the charity has had to completely rethink how it delivers its services in the face of Covid-19.
President’s approval and UN invitation underline website’s reach
Powering Young Initiatives is an amazing new Not For Profit organisation in Zambia, whose goal is to empower young people with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed to address climate change.
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