BY RUPERT MATTHEWS This year has been tough for small businesses. None more so than those in rural areas which struggle on with all the problems that already go with keeping a business going in areas without the sorts of benefits that businesses in towns take for granted – fast broadband, high footfall and neighbouring businesses less than a mile away. This year Small Business … Continue reading Rural Crime & the Police
Exploring the UK’s Position in the Global Online Marketplace… Globalisation was recognisable long before the age of the internet, but the rapid rate at which the UK and nations around the world have moved online has accelerated that trend, connecting brands, businesses and customers like never before. But what does it mean to be a British brand in the global online marketplace, and what does … Continue reading UK Online
BY TOM WILKINS Lush – the soap and cosmetic brand – with those overwhelmingly stinky shops at stations and on the high street – have been about for a while and have always pushed a somewhat progressive core brand value. No animal testing, all very vegan – and at least up until yesterday laudable too. But things appear to have taken a rather odd turn… … Continue reading Lush Stinks & Bombs
BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN (In response to Jon Alexander’s The Customer is Always Right article.) A few weeks ago, I had a key cut in a little shop in town. Unfortunately, when I later tried it at home it didn’t work properly. It wasn’t the end of the world; these things happen. The next time I passed the shop I called in and told the proprietor. … Continue reading Customer Service?
BY LAWRENCE GRAHAMS Lawrence is a Countryside Business Owner & Government Adviser on Brexit “We want Article 50 now!” shout many of those Britons who voted for Brexit. Brexit means Brexit and we need to invoke Article 50 now, right? Wrong. Clearly we now have Gina Miller’s legal challenge to the Government’s authority before invoking Article 50. Remember, this is not a direct challenge to Brexit, … Continue reading Countryside Business & Article 50