Business Blog2019-02-01T14:11:57+00:00

Local business people form #TREK4MIND to raise £50k for mental health charity

A team of 12 business owners are preparing to climb Africa’s highest mountain with the aim of raising a significant amount of money for the national charity Mind.    The group have formed a tight knit team entitled #TREK4MIND and have been training and fundraising for over eight months ready to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on 1st March 2019.    Mt Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain at 5895 metres and the team are planning to complete the trek in eight days, walking up to 18 hours a day.  They will encounter all seasons and terrains and [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

Is it worth having an SSL Certificate

Some of you may ask what an SSL certificate is? SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and, in short, it’s the standard technology for keeping an internet connection secure and safeguarding any sensitive data that is being sent between two systems, preventing criminals from gathering your data. Most websites that sell products will have this to make sure none of your personal information is easily accessible for anyone with a bit of computer minded knowledge. You will know when the website is secured because it will have a little [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

HEALTHY, HEARTY AND HAPPY – LUKE AND FRANCESCA LAUNCH THE 321 EFFECT

A Bristol couple who’ve overcome the depths of depression and eating disorders have launched a new online community for people looking to maintain balance in diet and wellbeing. Based on the premise that healthy eating is about how you feel, not how you look, The 321 Effect (www.the321effect.com) is a holistic approach to spirituality, diet and mindfulness. Set up by husband and wife team Luke and Francesca, The 321 Effect is the result of a year of research and clarity of thought, following several years of struggle with mental [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

400% TURNOVER GROWTH AS FLEXOLOGY RELOCATES AND DOUBLES STAFF NUMBERS

(left to right) Kristal McNamara and Shelley Snelson of Flexology A pair of flexible employment consultants who set up in business less than two years ago have doubled staff numbers and moved into new offices after quadrupling year-on-year turnover. Bristol-based Flexology, which is run by business partners Kristal McNamara and Shelley Snelson, saw a 402% increase in turnover between 2017 and 2018. The company has a double specialism: consulting with businesses to develop a flexible working culture; and placing staff into flexible roles at a senior professional level. Growth [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

What every small business needs for a successful website

If you are a small business in 2019 and you don’t yet have a website, or you have an outdated website, you could well be missing out. More and more customers are turning to the internet when deciding to make a purchase or buy a service, so you need a professional website to ensure that you’re not losing out to your competitors! However, many businesses often find that the process of setting up their ideal website is not quite as straightforward as it ought to be, so here are [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|0 Comments

FRESH WARNING FOR LANDLORDS AS HMRC’S LET PROPERTY CAMPAIGN MARKS FIVE YEARS

Bristol tax experts Edge Tax have sounded a fresh warning to landlords failing to declare rental income, as a Government campaign marks five years since it launched. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) set up the Let Property Campaign in Autumn 2013, in a bid to clamp down on perceived tax avoidance in the property sector and close the tax gap. Figures from HMRC earlier this year show that the authority is now collecting almost £5 million per month in unpaid taxes from landlords, totalling over £135 million in [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Business Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments