Author Archives: Mathew Aitken

MadeSimple’s favourite books about business

To celebrate World Book Day we asked our team to share their favourite books about business . Here you’ll find books to inspire, books to educate and some books to simply enjoy (links with the business world are sometimes tenuous!). Take a look at our list and then share your favourites on Twitter and Facebook. Continue reading

7 ways working from home is overrated – a MadeSimple infographic

Convention would have you believe that working from home is amazing. Well, we’ve got news for you. It’s not. We’ve created this infographic to highlight everything that’s wrong with home working. From the inconvenience of video meetings to piling on the pounds. Take a look and then find out how we can help you beat the home worker blues.
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‘Your Business Adventure’ – a MadeSimple infographic

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Formed a company but not sure what to do next? No problem adventurers. We’ve designed this infographic to help you navigate through the early stages of running and growing your very own business. You’ll find tips-a-plenty and some guidance on dodging potential hazards. It’s a jungle out there… but we’re here to help. Continue reading

Free guides to help your new business grow

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At MadeSimple we’re constantly writing new guides designed to help your business start, run and grow.  We’re delighted to announce that these guides now have a permanent home where you can download them all for free. Take a look at our free guides now. Continue reading

Our ‘What’s NOT simple for the UK’s startups?’ report has been featured in…

Earlier this year we surveyed more than 1,300 small business owners about the problems they experienced when starting up. The results were then used to create the ‘What’s NOT simple for the UK’s startups?’ report. We’re delighted to announce that the report has now been featured in a number of online publications: Continue reading

EU Referendum failed to stun economy with GDP growth up by 0.6%

The UK economy experienced growth of 0.6% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to 0.4% in the first quarter, suggesting the EU referendum had little impact on domestic business.

The latest report from The Office for National Statistics indicated consumer spending as a big factor behind the positive economic performance with household spending rising 3% to levels not seen since the end of 2007.

Read more… http://is4profit.com/eu-referendum-failed-to-stun-economy-with-gdp-growth-up-by-0-6/

Infographic: 10 steps to turning your idea into a business

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Got a money-making idea but not sure what to do next? No problem! We’ve created an infographic highlighting our 10 steps to turning your idea into a business. Take a look to get your budding business, blooming. Continue reading

Your new business needs a branded email address. Here are 4 reasons why.

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You’ve just started up and now you’re keen to start shouting about your business by sending some emails to potential customers, suppliers and partners… BUT STOP! What email address are you sending these emails from? Yourname@gmail.com? Yourname@hotmail.com? Yourname@yahoo.com? Yourname@perfunctoryemailprovider.com? Continue reading