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The success or failure of Trump’s businesses

I suppose Donald Trump is an easy target at the moment, but even typing the start of this sentence speaks volumes. He’s the President of the United States of America, leader of the ‘free world’ (not quite sure how or where that designates for POTUS originates) and should be above satire and petty digs. He […]

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 […]

Selling on Facebook for Beginners Part 3: Targeting other pages

In the final part of our mini-series regarding selling on Facebook, I thought I’d tell you about something several of my most successful customers have done. This is probably the easiest way to advertise your wares on Facebook although ideally you will need to have a business page – so for starters please refer back […]

Selling on Facebook for Beginners Part 2: Facebook Advertising

In our last blog we looked at Facebook advertising and setting up your presence online using a Facebook page. If you regularly use the Facebook page you created and engage with people you will hopefully garner more likes, unfortunately it can be a little hit and miss. Negative rumours abound about just how Facebook lets […]

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 10 Tips to Spring Clean your Business!

So the festivities are over for another year and we have packed our decorations away. Only the chocolates that no-one likes are left, and the cheese is starting to go mouldy in the fridge. You’ve probably made a few resolutions for the New Year, and broken most of them already. It is therefore a good […]

Goodwill to all: Your chance to VOTE for us in The Wholesale Forum website awards 2014

“Move over, move over, can I just squeeze past you there, please make way for my head”. “Your head, Karl?” “Yes because it’s a bit swollen at the moment and it has nothing to do with drinking too much Christmas cheer!” I’m really proud and delighted to announce that Wholesale Clearance UK has been nominated […]

Weird, wonderful and crazy business ideas

I have been reading the furore surrounding the American Julien Blanc with interest. Julien Blanc is possibly the world’s saddest man. He’s a self-styled ‘pick-up artist’ (a PUA) who preaches some fairly aggressive and obnoxious tactics to ‘help’ men get women into bed through manipulation and coercion. You wouldn’t think this was the twenty-first century […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Toys to sell for Christmas 2014

Christmas is coming and the big toy chains are getting fat. Predictions for the big winners among toys this year include dolls, Lego and some new technology as always. The Toy Retailers Association have published their annual Dream Toys chart, where they list the predicted bestselling toys this Christmas. This year, for Christmas 2014, they […]

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 […]