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Side Hustle Cities

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll over the past year. Many people have been left struggling financially due to reduced income or losing their job entirely, whilst others have been put on furlough. Here at Wholesale Clearance, we have seen an increase in people buying wholesale items to sell on the side to make […]

Why small businesses fail

This week we ask, why small businesses fail. As a follow up to my last blog about why big businesses go under, I thought I would write up a companion blog about why small businesses fail. Here at Wholesale Clearance UK, our business relies on the health of small and medium enterprises, so we have […]

The Ultimate Selling Guide for Small Businesses

We have decided to start the new year by introducing the ultimate selling guide for small businesses. Wholesale Clearance UK is a family firm, and we recognise the complexities, pressures and challenges of running a small business. Our Blog celebrates its sixth birthday later this year, and in that time we’ve written on every subject […]

Ten reasons why being self-employed rocks this new year

Happy new year 2017! Today is the first day back at work for many, which in and of itself can be a thoroughly gloomy prospect. For most readers of this blog however, you’ve chosen to work for yourself in some capacity or other and so you already know that what I’m about to say is […]

Women in business who are top trumps!

A small salute to great women in business everywhere, out there, running great companies and being generally tremendous! I have been inspired to write a celebratory blog post about women in business, mainly in light of a photo that was circulating on social media showing President-elect Trump with a line of men rumoured to be […]

Bargain wholesale stock! Our wholesale bankrupt stock auctions

Exciting news here at Wholesale Clearance UK! If you hadn’t already noticed, we have started running liquidated stock auctions. This is a great opportunity for you to get your eager hands on some fabulous bargains because it can sometimes be difficult to find wholesale stock at rock bottom prices! There’s free signup and the bidding […]

What’s the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations?

What’s the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations? Are you confused about the difference between B2B and B2C long distance selling regulations? The law treats business-to-business contracts differently than it does business-to-consumer contracts. The Distance Selling Regulations no longer actually apply in UK law. They were replaced by the Consumer Contracts Regulations […]

LinkedIn for SME’s: Useful or not?

It was announced yesterday (13/06.2016) that Microsoft is to purchase LinkedIn, the professional networking website, for $26bn (£18bn), which equates to $196 a share. That’s a lot of money. Apparently the deal will enable Microsoft to boost sales of its business and email software, although to be fair, it doesn’t sound as though they’re failing […]

Fun facts about Playboy

We always have a large number of Playboy products for sale, see HERE, because they’re really good sellers as you would expect from an instantly recognizable global brand. They do well on eBay, in shops and on markets stalls alike, so you can’t go wrong. Have you ever wondered about the stratospheric branding success of […]

More money less work: money for old rope

Our friend Gary Lineker has been in the news again this week, not because he will be presenting Match of the Day in the buff if Leicester do the biz, but because he has taken a swipe at “manipulative” lawyers who fuel acrimony between divorcing couples by letting proceedings drag on.” Having split with his […]

Who pays the most tax in the UK?

The furore over the Panama Papers leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca last week got me thinking about who pays the most tax in the UK. The Panama leak came about when the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, gained access to the papers which it […]

2016 Budget Small Business as winners?

Small business owners have cautiously welcomed the 2016 budget after George Osborne announced a number of measures that will give SMEs a small amount of breathing space – at least from the financial year 2017-18. George Osborne said his business tax reforms were part of a “Budget for small business”. Here are the key changes: […]

January high street sales up?

I caught a glimpse of an interesting item on BBC Breakfast this morning (15.02.2016) suggesting that High Street sales were up and had rallied in January so I had a quick shufty around to find out what the experts are saying. Apparently the festive period proved slightly tricky for many retailers with sales at their […]

The impact of flooding on small business

Once again, here in the UK, we seem to be bracing ourselves for some very strange weather. More and more frequently we’re seeing whole communities battered by storms and affected by flooding. Here at Wholesale Clearance UK, our hearts really do go out to those small businesses that have been affected by flooding. When we […]

Brace yourself – Black Friday is coming!

The media is starting to light the fire and fan the flames of Black Friday 2015, and yet many small businesses will purse their lips resignedly to another quiet day in an increasingly desperate run-up to Christmas. How many small businesses were able to nod enthusiastically last Friday and agree that Black Friday is the […]

Ten things that are a perfect 10

I’ve become obsessed with perfection. Perfectly obsessed about things that are a perfect 10. Perfection is entirely subjective though, isn’t it? Here’s my list. 10. The most perfect woman In a poll published in The Daily Mail at the beginning of 2015, Kate Moss, Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson were all voted into the top 10 […]

Emoji PIN for the win!

I nearly had heart failure the other day when the security software I use on my laptop suggested that my password was one that hackers regularly try out when they infiltrate people’s accounts. I changed it immediately of course, and then the next time I logged in had completely forgotten what I had changed it […]

Man Died at Desk and Nobody Noticed: Workplace productivity

I was reading a really interesting article in The Guardian this morning about workplace productivity and why people waste too much time in the office. I think there’s a simple answer to that – because they can! The one thing about running your own business that make my heart sing is the fact that I’m […]

Election Policies for Small Business

With the General Election just a few weeks away, I’ve been watching the leaders’ debates with interest. I think it’s fairly predictable what each party will say about most policies but while they are regularly quizzed about the national economy and austerity, when it comes down to micro business – they don’t have an awful […]

Top 21 energy boosters for the small business owner

At this time of year many people take their well-earned annual holiday, but for the small business owner or entrepreneur, circumstances may mean that this is simply not possible. Given that the UK is an island, think of the sheer numbers of seasonal businesses that are in existence, and then consider all of the businesses […]