How to Use the 7Ps to Structure Your Marketing Strategy

By Ruth Collier

In this blog we will discuss what and how to use the 7Ps to structure your marketing strategy. What is the 7Ps marketing mix? The 7Ps marketing mix is a helpful tool to create an effective marketing strategy for your business. This mix was initially only 4Ps but has now expanded to include 3 additional … Continued

5 Top Tips to Help SMEs Retain Staff

By Ruth Collier

We’ll discuss the importance of creating a sense of purpose, offering competitive benefits and fostering a positive workplace culture. By following these 5 top tips to help SMEs retain staff, you’ll be well on your way to building a strong and loyal team.   What is staff retention? Staff retention involves a business keeping it’s … Continued

How to Create a Winning Pitch for Investment

By Ruth Collier

Having a solid pitch is essential to show that you know your business inside out. Below are our top tips for how to create a winning pitch for investment. What is an investment pitch?  An investment pitch is a presentation given to potential investors to explain why they should invest in your project or business. It … Continued

Newable partners with Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank, and UMi to deliver mentoring and support for SMEs

By Ruth Collier

Mentoring has a positive effect on loan recipients. According to the Start Up Loans Year 3 Evaluation, more than half (51%) of applicants took up the offer of mentoring support if offered. Of those, nearly three quarters (74%) reported net positive effects on long-term job prospects and 80% reported net positive effects on confidence in … Continued

5 Top Tips to Help Make Your Business Reach Net Zero

By Ruth Collier

The New York Times reported that the eight warmest years on record have all occurred since 2014. Despite this, according to The Bank of Scotland, 40% of SMEs do not know what it means for their business. That’s where Newable comes in; we’ve curated some top tips for SMEs to aid their journey to Net … Continued

Top tips for SMEs on Expanding Globally

By Ruth Collier

According to the Office of Advocacy, only 78.5% of small businesses survive their first year. Newable exists to help other businesses to thrive, through this first year and beyond. We do this by providing the essential resources needed to make the next step. Our top tips series has been designed to overcome the hurdles entrepreneurs … Continued

Top 4 Challenges Facing SMEs

By Ruth Collier

UK SMEs have faced and will continue to face a range of business challenges each causing a barrier to success. Despite these challenges, SMEs have proven to be resilient, with the business population increasing by 59% between 2000 and 2022. In spite of this, SMEs should still be cautious and prepare for potential challenges. So, … Continued

Bridging the gap with the Global Young Innovators Programme

By Natasha Boumediene

In 2021, the Global Young Innovators Programme offered forward-thinking, entrepreneurial individuals from across the UK and South Africa, a platform to join forces, ignite ideas, and co-design solutions that can help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our global community. The Global Young Innovators Programme and the #IdeasMeanBusiness campaign empowered 18-30 year-olds from the … Continued

Helping our stakeholders become more sustainable

By Natasha Boumediene

Under our Advice Net Zero initiative, our advisers are trained to support businesses on their carbon reduction journey, and we encourage them to incorporate sustainability into their business model to ensure they remain competitive. Newable is also leading the change to Net Zero in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. In June 2019, the Parliament passed legislation requiring … Continued