Monthly Archives for January 2012

It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

Businesses with a heart

According to Investec Bank, almost 80% of those in the East of England donated to charity last year, with the average total per person £176.85, compared with £186.15 per person for the UK as a whole. It also reveals that the value of people’s donations to charities in 2011 was 12% less than in 2010, so why should businesses develop charitable relationships?

How to increase your rental yields by reducing your voids

With the private rental sector projected to grow to 21% by 2019 and the average age of the first time buyer at 37, there are still a lot of opportunities for new and experienced landlords to expand their portfolio. Being a professional landlord in today’s market means that you need to make sure that the assets you have make a profit now as well as in the future. The easiest way is to reduce void periods buy buying the right property. Here are my ten top tips to choosing the correct property.

Preparing for a business exhibition or trade show – 10 Top Tips

I recently attended the Meerkats & Avatars 2011 Media Technology exhibition where many new technology products from the East of England were showcased to the national technology press and regional journalists too. I was impressed by the quality of the stands presented and also by the professionalism of the staff from the companies involved. Most of the companies were start-up or small businesses and many of their team hadn’t even attended a business exhibition before, let alone exhibited!