The Brexit vote added to the economic uncertainty of the ongoing skills shortage the UK was already facing. With a question mark over the availability of skilled workers from the EU, business owners are becoming increasingly cautious when it comes to long term financial planning....

It is often debated whether email marketing is still an effective marketing tool today. Isn’t it better to have a highly optimised website to drive traffic? Aren’t social media platforms better? Who checks emails anyway?...

Twitter is a great microblogging platform that offers immense opportunities for inventive social media marketing. Being an active participant of the twitter community enables people to reach out to a larger audience. Twitter holds a lot of potential for building strong relationships with loyal followers...

Social networking sites have become important for small business owners. While sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram give you an opportunity to showcase yourself at your personal best, LinkedIn has a special designation – professional networking. It is a place for developing your business network, accessing...

Most independent home-based business owners probably started out with a simple wish list – escaping the commute to and from work, working in peace and quiet without the distractions of an office, and spending more time with their families....

A successful small business is the result of that ‘one’ courageous decision made by an entrepreneur – they created a vision, articulated it, and relentlessly drove it to completion. Running a small business can be exceptionally rewarding, as it gives you the opportunity to be your...

Patrick Harkins has worked for Arise since just after its inception in Europe in 2008. He currently works as Arise’s Enrolment and Assessment Manager, sourcing and inducting new CSP’s and IBO’s onto Arise Client Certification Courses. Originally from Glasgow, Patrick has worked in the customer...