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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An A-Z of shoe styles

A few weeks ago in this blog I was talking about the closure of several shoe chains and pointing out that if you are thinking of starting a business, whether it’s online, a market stall or in actual premises, a shoe shop might be a great business to get off the ground. Everyone needs shoes […]

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 […]

Ten New Year’s Resolutions for your Small Business 2014

The wonderful thing about Christmas is that all that food, drink, chocolate and television leaves your brain in a wonderful fog of relaxation and comfortableness. Well it does mine. Then New Year comes around again and your Facebook and Twitter feeds are full of people moaning about going back to work and loudly proclaiming either […]

Redundancy: happy ever after for entrepreneurs!

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people out of work fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the three months to August 2013, while the unemployment rate of the economically active population decreased slightly, down 0.1% to 7.7%. The claimant count – that is the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance […]

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 […]

Excuses, excuses, excuses: taking a sick day

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 […]