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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…

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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,…

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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.…

me:now app launches in the US

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…

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Introducing the me:now affiliate program

We’re pleased to announce the start of the me:now affiliate program in the UK and the US. Unlike other affiliate programs, ours shares earned revenue over a period of time, rather than a single payment following a purchase. You can apply for an affiliate code on the form below. We’ll give you a unique code…

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Take control – don’t let Brexit fears hijack your business

Before you read, take control by downloading our free app on Android and on Apple. No matter which side of the debate you’re on, the one thing that everyone can agree on about Brexit is that it’s generating a lot of fear and uncertainty. For Leave voters, there’s a fear that the country will never part…

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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,…

Click here billboard

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…

forces

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.…

me:now app launches in the US

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…

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Introducing the me:now affiliate program

We’re pleased to announce the start of the me:now affiliate program in the UK and the US. Unlike other affiliate programs, ours shares earned revenue over a period of time, rather than a single payment following a purchase. You can apply for an affiliate code on the form below. We’ll give you a unique code…

standing on the union jack and eu flag

Take control – don’t let Brexit fears hijack your business

Before you read, take control by downloading our free app on Android and on Apple. No matter which side of the debate you’re on, the one thing that everyone can agree on about Brexit is that it’s generating a lot of fear and uncertainty. For Leave voters, there’s a fear that the country will never part…

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Small businesses are clueless about GDPR

It’s quite a scary statement, but more than 50% of small business owners are ‘clueless’ about GDPR, according to this article in the Independent. It’s important to note that the actual survey was compiled for insurer AON, so it will be of no surprise to see that there is a line about how many businesses are not…

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You’re lazy, you moan too much and you can’t be bothered

Welcome to the new way to reach the British public. GoCompare has recently launched a new product called WeFlip. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and will ‘flip’ you to a cheaper energy supplier if they identify savings of £50 or more. Your involvement? None. WeFlip will take care of it for…

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Dropping your price devalues your business

The high street has endured one of its most challenging environments since the 1970s. The steady move to online shopping has been further impacted by low wage growth and – to kickstart the New Year – an increase in rail fares. The restaurant industry has been one of the worst-affected, as under-30s eat out less…

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