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The areas most affected by retail insolvencies during COVID-19

Lockdown has been tough for many retail and wholesale businesses, but which area of the UK are businesses most likely to file for insolvency? Here at Wholesale Clearance, we decided to investigate the areas with the worst hit businesses between March 2020 and September 2021 and compiled a list of the top 10.The Top 10 […]

Customer Service Fails

It never fails to amaze me how so many large companies provide poor service without it ever affecting business. When it comes to small and medium enterprise, it seems that we’re less likely to get away with mistakes and rudeness, because complaints are usually pretty immediate and the buck stops with us. When customer service […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

14 Market Stall Set up Ideas

If you’re considering going into business for yourself, you may not know where to start. A great many of our Wholesale Clearance UK customers own their own market stall and this is the backbone of their larger business concerns. Some combine the market stall with running an online business as well so that’s something else […]

Twelve Top Tips to Help You Stop Procrastination

Procrastination is what happens when we continuously allow low priority jobs or tasks to interfere with high priority jobs and tasks. Procrastination is what I have been doing while preparing to write this blog. It is really annoying when you are supposed to be working and you have so many things to do that you […]

Build a bonfire, build a bonfire: discounting items for sale on eBay, the how, when and why.

So that might be the longest title I have ever used in this blog but I wanted somehow to get a link in to bonfire night given that it’s November the 5th, however tenuous it might be. But in my mind the link is that instead of burning unwanted stock – let’s sell it for […]

Best Believable Excuses for Calling in Sick to Work

I need to elicit some sympathy from you all here. I have recently been sick; in fact I am still sick. I’m not usually the type that gets poorly very easily and only suffer occasional colds and sore throats. But this time I have what is apparently generically known as ‘A Virus’. I don’t believe […]