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Made in Britain: Immersive wedding brand ‘CherryTop Weddings’

Alex Ridd of CherryTop talks to us about his business and how it is looking to change the events industry for good.

What is the background to your business?

It’s an interesting one. Rewind the clock back to February 2020 and I was working in the school travel industry, of all places. It was the family business I was working for, and we created educational yet entertaining self-guided walks for school groups travelling abroad in major cities. As you can imagine, this came to an abrupt halt at the start of the pandemic, and we very quickly needed to turn our attention to generating another source of income! CherryTop Weddings was born, and the rest is history.

There are two elements to CherryTop Weddings’ experience: printed personalised Love Story booklets with activities and games for guests to enjoy, and an online interactive ‘Wedding Wall’, where guests can take part in … Read the rest

4 things you should expect from your WooCommerce payments provider 

Let’s talk WooCommerce payments providers. The payment process is one of the most critical parts of the online shopping experience—your customer has browsed your store, made their selections, and is ready to checkout. It’s time to get paid!

Now all you need is a quick, smooth checkout process for customers, and a quick turnaround to get your money.

If you have a WooCommerce store, you have plenty of options to accept payments. So, how do you know which one is best?

Finding the best WooCommerce payments provider

Ultimately, you want the best experience for both you and your customers. When it comes to choosing a payments processor, be sure your provider meets four important criteria.

1. Painless set up without upfront fees and fast settlement

Upfront fees or complicated contracts just to get started are among the last things you want in a payment provider—so demand an easy set up … Read the rest

The Challenges Faced By International Business

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We all know that earthshaking events are taking place on a daily basis. Having a clear line of communication among all parties ensures that the product vision and roadmap are acceptable. religion store It also helps ensures all parties do their part and that the development process runs smoothly. Laurens has six years of product experience, from product sprint workshops (product design, road mapping) to defining product strategy with management teams and feature definition and Agile development with engineering. He primarily works with companies that build complex technical systems, including Waymo and Google. The fields he’s been involved in include self-driving, aerospace, mobility, climate, data science, and eCommerce. For a technical writer a flowchart can be a very useful … Read the rest

Treasury sells NatWest stake at a discount to raise £1BN

The government has sold a 5 per cent stake in NatWest, raising £1.1 billion, but had to discount the price by 7 per cent to find buyers in the overnight placing.

UK Government Investments said it had sold 580 million shares at 190p, reducing its stake in the former Royal Bank of Scotland from 59.9 per cent to 54.8 per cent.

The price was a 7 per cent discount to the 204p at which the shares were trading on Monday afternoon just before news of the placing leaked. It was a 4 per cent discount to the closing price on Monday.

The disposal crystallises a loss to taxpayers of about £680 million on the shares sold, with UKGI accepting a price 62 per cent lower than what the government paid for them in the rescue of RBS in 2008.

In the depths of the banking crisis, ministers injected £45.5 billion … Read the rest

Lee Drozak: WP Site Success

Lee Drozak operates WP Site Success, a WordPress-focused agency based in rural Pennsylvania. Catch up with Lee on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

WP Site Success was born out of a need to let people know more about websites and WordPress. It’s about making your website key to your marketing and brand. That means the success to enjoy a website that works.

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Nailing the name that reflects the business’s mission was a key point moving forward because it encompasses and is the cornerstone of the messaging.

With some brands, location is a key component. Is there anything about the place you live and work that’s shaped Read the rest

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If your company has a call center or customer support personnel that answer phones for technical support, orders or product information, you may need a consultant to provide insight into increasing your productivity and efficiency. Member of the Architecture Board, composed of representative process owners who approve any cross organizational business process changes. Pharmaceutical industry has long been ‘people to people’ industry. Day in and out, sales reps from various companies come to visit healthcare providers, in private or public settings, to promote products ranging from drugs to diagnostic equipments. No matter what products they represent, the most important consideration for them is they are dealing with another human being, not thing. An individual must … Read the rest

Accelerator programme designed to champion diversity in entrepreneurship in Wales announces inaugural award winners

An accelerator programme designed to champion diversity across the Welsh business start-up landscape has announced the winners of its inaugural awards.

The Excelerator Programme has seen 23 entrepreneurs that are young, female, disabled or from a black and minority ethnic background participate in a Welsh Government-funded 12-week immersive accelerator programme.

The programme was launched to support groups that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, to help budding entrepreneurs launch and grow their business idea or scale an existing business.

The Excelerator Programme has included expert masterclasses for founders and mentorship and professional coaching from business start-up and scaleup experts. It has been delivered as part of the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The programme has supported 1053 businesses in Wales to create over 9000 jobs. Research led by Professor Max Mundy of Cardiff Business School has demonstrated … Read the rest

When are business taxes due and how can you prepare now?

This article was originally published on Aug. 18, 2017, and was updated on Jan. 10, 2019, Jan. 15, 2020 and May 10, 2021. 

As the expression goes, “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Everyone knows you have to pay the IRS when you earn an income, but not just individually. Companies, whether giant corporations or sole proprietorships, have to pay taxes — and they have to do it on time. So, when are business taxes due?

When you start a business, one of the things you will have to deal with is deadlines.

 

Your clients will not accept getting what they paid for whenever you get around to finishing it. You set expectations for when your client will receive your goods or services, and you deliver on time. If you don’t, you risk getting a reputation that you are difficult to deal with, and will likely leave your … Read the rest

Bradford couple arrested over £3.4m job scheme fraud

Two people have been arrested over a suspected £3.4m furlough scheme fraud.

The man, 35, and woman, 36, from Bradford, were also interviewed in relation to a suspected multi-million-pound tax fraud, officials said.

More than £6m held in bank accounts controlled by the pair has been frozen by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Both were held on suspicion of cheating the public revenue, VAT evasion and money laundering. They have since have been released under investigation.

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), commonly called the furlough scheme, was launched in March 2020, at the start of the coronavirus crisis, to minimise unemployment.

It covers up to 80% of an employee’s salary for the hours they cannot work, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.

Janet Alexander, director of the HMRC’s Taxpayer Protection Taskforce, said the vast majority of employers had used the scheme responsibly.

However, she said: “We will … Read the rest

Making the most of Miami’s micro-business economy

For the last five years, Dan Grech has been teaching entrepreneurs in Miami how to use the internet to grow their businesses. His clients are as eclectic as the city itself, ranging from long-established restaurants and hip new bakeries in need of a digital presence to boost online orders to first-timers like 14-year-old Zoe Terry, who created Zoe’s Dolls to give dolls of color to other Black girls like herself.

“Miami ranks as a leader in new business startups, but near the bottom in scale-ups,” says Grech, the founder and CEO of BizHack Academy. “We’ve always attracted dreamers and strivers, but we don’t have the technology ecosystem of other places, so a lot of people don’t have 21st-century  skills for building new businesses. If we can close that gap, Miami will unleash a hurricane of innovation.”

Chart of microbusiness density in Miami

Therein lies the opportunity for Miami — and the challenge. The Miami metro area, … Read the rest