Author Archives: David Goulden

Social media horror stories that’ll give you nightmares

Social media horror stories that'll give you nightmares

Halloween is here! And whilst you may view Halloween as being all about trick or treating, witches, pumpkins and so on, here at MadeSimple we have a different take. We think Halloween is the perfect time to look at some of the nightmarish social media mistakes made by large companies, who really should have known better. Read on at your own peril! Continue reading

How to perfect your business’s tone of voice

How to perfect your business's tone of voice

Your business’s tone of voice is effectively how you interact with your audience. It should steer your conversations with customers, your website content, your emails, your social media and pretty much each and every one of your communications. But how do you go about developing a tone of voice which truly suits your brand? Let’s take a look at some ways in which you can really find your voice. Continue reading

How to perfect your business’s tone of voice

How to perfect your business's tone of voice

Your business’s tone of voice is effectively how you interact with your audience. It should steer your conversations with customers, your website content, your emails, your social media and pretty much each and every one of your communications. But how do you go about developing a tone of voice which truly suits your brand? Let’s take a look at some ways in which you can really find your voice. Continue reading

8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

8 ways you know you're an entrepreneur in the making

Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is – but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one? How do you know if you have what it takes to go it alone and start your own business? Let’s have a look at some key pointers that tell you whether you’re an entrepreneur in the making:  Continue reading

7 funding routes to help your business grow

7 funding routes to help your business grow

You have started a business but you’re short of one very important thing… money. Having an extra source of capital can help your business in a number of ways: You could hire new staff, acquire a new office space, build a new product, go live with a marketing campaign, and of course much more. But where on earth do you get funding from? Finding the right place for this can be tricky. With this in mind, we have done some investigating to give you an idea of the most popular funding routes available to you and your business. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading

5 ways to make an awesome ‘call to action’ that will convert

5 ways to make an awesome 'call to action' that will convert

An awesome ‘call to action’, also known as a ‘CTA’, can be the difference between making a sale and not. Despite this, so many online businesses treat the CTA as an afterthought, a few unimportant words that get plonked on the copy in the last minute without much consideration. This is a mistake. CTAs are a vital component of your website, emails, blogs and whatever else you use to connect with customers and potential customers. In this post, we’re going to look at 5 ways you can create an awesome call to action. We hope you find it useful.  Continue reading

8 ways to become a presentation master

8 ways to become a presentation master

After starting your business it’s likely that you’ll encounter a number of situations where you’ll need to deliver a presentation. Whilst presenting can be a nerve-wracking experience, it’s a great opportunity to really sell your business.  Continue reading

Surprising European country provides most non-UK entrepreneurs starting new businesses

Thousands of foreign nationals are choosing to set up companies in the UK to avoid bureaucracy at home, a new study has found.

More than 170,000 entrepreneurs from overseas registered a firm with Companies House in 2015 according to online startup solutions provider Made Simple, representing a 160 per cent increase in five years.

Read more… http://businessadvice.co.uk/supply-chain/international/surprising-european-country-provides-most-non-uk-entrepreneurs-starting-new-businesses/

Massive Upsurge in Overseas Entrepreneurs in the UK

One of the nastiest elements of the EU Referendum was the overt and insidious racism it stirred in many Brexit supporters in the homes and on the streets of Britain.

As an antidote to that poison, it is heartening to reveal that more than 170,000 non-UK nationals formed companies here in 2015 and that the number of overseas entrepreneurs setting up businesses in the UK has soared by 160 per cent since 2010.

Read more… http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/blog/cambridge-today-blog/massive-upsurge-overseas-entrepreneurs-uk