The following free business tools have been recommended by members:
- EMAIL MARKETING: Mailchimp is free for upto 12,000 emails per month - see mailchimp.com
- CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT [CRM]: Zoho is free for upto 3 users - see zoho.com
- PDF WRITER: Cute PFD - see cutepdf.com
Whilst we are happy to publicise these tools, we ask you to perform your own checks.
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A detailed list of worldwide export opportunities with a search facility [on sector, country etc.] can be viewed at http://www.ukti.gov.uk/uktihome/search.html?y=13&x=27&search=&informationType=itemType%3Abusinessopportunity§or=-1&country=-1&focusOn=-1&x=38&y=6.
One of our contacts needs a number of consultants for the following roles:
[a] MULTI-CHANNEL RETAIL / CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Consultant: this 3 month assignment is London based and due to start in mid/late September. The rate is upto £650 per day. [b] INNOVATION Consultant: this 3 month assignment is London based with travel to Oxford and Swindon. It is due to start in mid September, and the rate is around £600 per day [c] SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY Analyst: this 2 week assignment is based in the South East and due to start in late September. The rate is circa £500 per day [d] SUPPLY CHAIN Architect: this 8 week assignment is basein the South East and due to start in late September. The rate is £550 per day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details on any of the above assignments, and include a copy of your CV.
One of our contacts is able to offer Professional Indemnity insurance [as well as Employer's Liability and Public Liability insurance if required] on a low cost basis to micro and small businesses. It can be arranged on a short term [3 months] basis if required. Annual premiums are dependent on the nature of business and its turnover, but start from £163 including IPT. See http://www.simplyconsultants.co.uk/?afl=5708-0911 for further details, and to obtain online cover.
If you find that referrals are a good way of growing your business this may be of interest. We are organising small groups (2 or 3) of members to have 'one-to-one' meetings with the specific purpose of sharing contacts. To protect your contacts each meeting will be mediated by a professional sales coach who will ensure that all approaches are executed in a mutually agreed manner, and all participants are trusted and established businesses. If you would like to be included in these free referral meetings or would like further information, please call 01428 644896 or email email@example.com
UKTI are taking a select group of companies interested in exploring the business opportunities in the high growth market of Brazil, to visit Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. This will take place on 24th - 28th October, and places are limited. Some financial assistance with the cost of the trip is available to eligible companies. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our contacts is looking to acquire a company that is involved in the design / sourcing / distribution of consumer goods. The required turnover range is £0.5m - £5m, and the company will have sales to large UK retailers. Companies that are under capitalised or resourced are included in this brief. The acquiror has an established brand with well developed distribution channels both in the UK and abroad. For further information please contact Philip on email@example.com or 01428 644896.
The owners of this profitable £1.8m turnover IT consultancy are looking to dispose of part or all of their shareholding. The company which has been trading for 3 years, maintains and develops IT platforms for large financial institutions, hospitals and trusts. There are 9 employees with a further 12 contract staff, and there is no bank debt. For further information please contact Philip on 01428 644896 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our contacts is actively looking to invest in companies with growth potential. Their criteria is turnover in excess of £2m, and gross margins of 50%+. There are no geographic limitations and funding of upto £500k per company is available in exchange for an equity stake. Please contact Philip on 01428 644896 or email@example.com for further details.