Day: March 13, 2020

What makes an effective business flyer?

Advertising your small business using products, services and promotions can be integral to getting that groundswell of support you need. A business flyer is an especially effective way of getting a customer’s attention.

According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), 89 per cent of people remember a flyer which has been dropped through their door.

That’s a staggering statistic and one that shows how effective flyers are at getting through to an audience when they’re handed out. At the very least, flyers guarantee your brand is put in front of your target market’s eyes, for a reasonable cost.

Use the

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Scottish government launches small business coronavirus helpline

Scottish government economy secretary Fiona Hyslop

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The COVID-19 helpline is open Monday to Friday, between 8:30am and 5:30pm.

Based at the existing Scottish Enterprise call centre in Clydebank, advisers across Scotland will answer questions from small businesses related to COVID-19. The helpline will also help the Scottish government identify the current challenges facing business over coronavirus.

>See also: Coronavirus government statutory sick pay – how to apply for it

The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660. The helpline will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.

Callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team.

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Does my small business require a licence?

Find out which type of business licence you need

Before you even start trading, it’s essential that you get your business licence applications in place.

Most firms will need a licence of some kind – in fact, some may need several. They include the ones you expect like an alcohol licence… but then you’ve got the more obscure ones like putting chairs and tables on the pavement.

We’ll help you establish just what licences you need for your small business.

Which types of businesses need a licence?

Anywhere that sells liquor will need an alcohol licence and if you’re in

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