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Are you sick of being asked for money

Do you feel like you’re constantly being hounded for money by charities and schools? If so, with charity giving in decline it will only get worse. While there are fewer ‘chuggers’ (charity muggers) on the streets, we’re bombarded by TV advertising with celebrities asking for our hard-earned cash. I like to use a Mars bar…

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It’s not about us, it’s always been about you

We’ve written more than 60 blog posts and each one has had a common theme. They’re not about us. Obviously we get a mention, but whether you’re a small business, a customer, a charity or a school PTA… it’s always been about you. The app was built to give business owners a new way to…

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The problem with Small Business Saturday

I have a major problem with Small Business Saturday. Actually, three problems. The first is the origins of the event in the first place. Small Business Saturday was started in the US in 2010 and sponsored by credit card company American Express (Amex). Amex bought advertising on Facebook, which it gave to its existing merchant…

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It’s that time of year – school Christmas fete time

School Christmas fetes are fast becoming as traditional as Nativity plays. Christmas fetes and markets are a great way for pupils to prepare for the festive season, but they’re also a valuable source of fundraising for the PTA. Parent Teacher Associations are having to think of new ways to raise funds that don’t seem like…

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At 50 years old I find myself still learning.

They say it’s never too late to learn, well over the last couple of weeks, I have found myself back at school, and I’ve been learning a lot. I’m 50 years old and still learning… the lessons I have been taught have come from multiple schools, and not just from some wonderful teachers. What I…

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It’s only a matter of time before a school goes bust

We recently wrote about Bellfield Junior School Birmingham having to reduce the number of days that they are able to teach. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48770759 I will admit to thinking that this was an isolated case. I was very wrong. Devon Devon County Council’s Children’s Scrutiny Committee, is convinced that Devon schools will soon join those nationwide closing…

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School funding cuts are affecting YOUR child’s education

Over the past few months, there has been a surge in reports relating to school funding cuts across the country. A recent BBC Radio 4 interview with head teacher Nigel Attwood of Bellfield Junior School in Birmingham, highlighted the extent that cuts to the education budget are having on the pupils at the school. Bellfield…

Back to school

me:now is going back to school

Schools of all sizes are finding that pressures on budgets mean they need to come up with new ways to raise much-needed funds. So, with the summer break over, we have decided that the affiliate scheme is now open to schools as well as local charities. Most affiliate schemes are limited to a one-off payment…

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me:now US is going back to school

Schools of all sizes are finding that pressures on budgets mean they need to come up with new ways to raise much-needed funds. So, with the summer break over, we have decided that the affiliate scheme is now open to schools as well as local charities. Most affiliate schemes are limited to a one-off payment…

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Launching our new 40% affiliate scheme with SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity

If you’ve followed me:now and our way of doing business, you’ll know that fairness is a big part of our DNA. One of the reasons we created me:now is because small businesses need a level playing field. That sense of fairness should extend to wider society too, but there are still those who need help,…

homemade Father Christmas

It’s that time of year – school Christmas fete time

School Christmas fetes are fast becoming as traditional as Nativity plays. Christmas fetes and markets are a great way for pupils to prepare for the festive season, but they’re also a valuable source of fundraising for the PTA. Parent Teacher Associations are having to think of new ways to raise funds that don’t seem like…

books

At 50 years old I find myself still learning.

They say it’s never too late to learn, well over the last couple of weeks, I have found myself back at school, and I’ve been learning a lot. I’m 50 years old and still learning… the lessons I have been taught have come from multiple schools, and not just from some wonderful teachers. What I…

school empty

It’s only a matter of time before a school goes bust

We recently wrote about Bellfield Junior School Birmingham having to reduce the number of days that they are able to teach. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48770759 I will admit to thinking that this was an isolated case. I was very wrong. Devon Devon County Council’s Children’s Scrutiny Committee, is convinced that Devon schools will soon join those nationwide closing…

old pencils

School funding cuts are affecting YOUR child’s education

Over the past few months, there has been a surge in reports relating to school funding cuts across the country. A recent BBC Radio 4 interview with head teacher Nigel Attwood of Bellfield Junior School in Birmingham, highlighted the extent that cuts to the education budget are having on the pupils at the school. Bellfield…

Back to school

me:now is going back to school

Schools of all sizes are finding that pressures on budgets mean they need to come up with new ways to raise much-needed funds. So, with the summer break over, we have decided that the affiliate scheme is now open to schools as well as local charities. Most affiliate schemes are limited to a one-off payment…

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me:now US is going back to school

Schools of all sizes are finding that pressures on budgets mean they need to come up with new ways to raise much-needed funds. So, with the summer break over, we have decided that the affiliate scheme is now open to schools as well as local charities. Most affiliate schemes are limited to a one-off payment…

menow-ssafa-FB-image

Launching our new 40% affiliate scheme with SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity

If you’ve followed me:now and our way of doing business, you’ll know that fairness is a big part of our DNA. One of the reasons we created me:now is because small businesses need a level playing field. That sense of fairness should extend to wider society too, but there are still those who need help,…

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Are you smart enough to keep it simple?

How do you advertise your business? It doesn’t matter if you are a large business or a small one, you’ll encounter the same challenge: getting noticed. Firms of all size tend to make the same mistake – they create advertising that over-complicates the message. All too often they will beat around the bush with fluffy…

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We must give back to ex-armed forces personnel

Last week, our CEO, Barry Thompson, chaired an event about the benefits ex-forces personnel can bring to industry. It was organised by the Federation of Small Businesses in the South East and X-Forces Enterprise, and the event also highlighted the benefits of the Armed Forces Covenant, especially with Armed Forces Day coming up on 29 June.…

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The me:now app arrives in the United States

The me:now app has arrived in the United States. After successfully running in the UK for the last year, the time has come to give small businesses in the US the help they deserve. By helping small business owners advertise when they’re available, the app cuts down on time wasted by ringing through cancellation lists…