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May 3, 2019Financial Management

Best accounting software for start-up businesses

When starting out on your journey as a new business owner, the thought that can be the most daunting is how you will manage your business finances and accounts. After all, as an entrepreneur, you have to wear all of the hats (at first, at least!) - from marketer to accountant and everything in between.

Sep 1, 2018Marketing & Sales, Opportunities

Enter the North East Innovation Awards 2018

Having started up in the North East ourselves, we’re passionate about this region and champion any event that shouts about the amazing local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses - so if you’re an innovative start-up based in the North East, then we’d highly recommend entering yourself and/or your business into these awards.

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Jul 23, 2018Marketing & Sales

GDPR

Like most companies, Transmit have been working very hard behind the scenes to ensure we’re compliant with the new EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in time for the 25th May deadline.

Jan 23, 2018Mentoring, People & Skills

5 Facts: 5 ways to Unwind & Destress as an Entrepreneur

It’s true that there is no freedom quite like being your own boss and working your own hours, but equally those that are self-employed work on average for longer hours and for less money than employees of a company. These long hours combined with the pressure of making enough money to at least pay your bills can quickly send stress levels soaring, so we’ve compiled our 5 top-tips to de-stress yourself as an entrepreneur.

Oct 27, 2017Mentoring

National Mentoring Day – Become a Transmit Start-Ups Mentor!

To date, we’ve helped over 2,000 entrepreneurs through our start-up loans scheme and professional mentoring programme – with our mentoring services proving invaluable to many of our loan recipients. If you’re one of those entrepreneurs that has received a start-up loan from us and feel you are now in a position to offer mentoring and advice to applicants, then we’d love to hear from you.

Aug 2, 2017Business Planning

Pros and Cons of Bootstrapping Your Startup

Bootstrapping, or self-financing, is one of the earliest forms of funding coming from personal investments of entrepreneurs and business founders. When done right, it opens far bigger possibilities. If you’re looking into bootstrapping your startup, then this article is for you. Let’s weigh in on the pros and cons of bootstrapping and help you decide if it’s right for your business.

Aug 1, 2017How To Grow, People & Skills

Essential Advice for Startup Recruitment

As a startup, recruitment drives can be daunting. Not only are they expensive but they’re time consuming too. If you make a poor judgement, there could be some serious financial repercussions. The team you hire will play a major role in the success or failure of your company. Innovate UK have some essential advice for startup recruitment. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be on the right track.

Jul 18, 2017How To Grow, People & Skills

Essential Advice for Startup Recruitment

As a startup, recruitment drives can be daunting. Not only are they expensive but they’re time consuming too. If you make a poor judgement, there could be some serious financial repercussions. The team you hire will play a major role in the success or failure of your company. Innovate UK have some essential advice for startup recruitment. If you follow these simple tips, you’ll be on the right track.

Jun 22, 2017Business Planning, How To Grow

Realistic ways a startup can successfully implement OKRs

A startup’s flat hierarchy implies that employees have to self-monitor their own performance and there is usually no hawk-eyed manager watching your every step. But, many a times judging your performance objectively can be hard and such judgements can be quite distorted too. This is why setting a system to help employees to objectively monitor their own performance can be quite helpful. OKR system (Objectives and Key Results) is a great option here. It will help define and track objectives within a company, especially on an individual level.

Jun 6, 2017Marketing & Sales, People & Skills

Our Top Marketing Tips for Introverts

50.7% of us would describe ourselves as introverts – does that mean we can’t be as successful because we don’t fit the stereotype? – Absolutely not! Rather than force yourself out of your comfort zone or worse, avoid marketing and self-promotion at all costs in case you wind up in unfamiliar territory, here are our top tips on how introverts can market themselves and their business.

May 31, 2017Marketing & Sales, Technology

SEO For New Websites: 7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

For many new business, driving new customer acquisition through Google is make or break and therefore, SEO should be a huge consideration from the beginning. We have complied this guide to help you ensure your website is setup for success. No complicated theory, just plain old common sense and surprisingly actionable steps, which will lay the foundation for SEO successes.

Mar 21, 2017Operations, Technology

Apps & Tools to Increase Your Productivity (and Sanity)

A while ago we posted an article about tools that we use on a regular basis to make us more productive and organised in our work lives. As entrepreneurs we are always incredibly busy so any web or mobile apps that help us save time and increase productivity are always going to be a good investment. In addition to tools that we originally wrote about, we have a few more that will increase your productivity (and sanity).

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Mar 21, 2017Business Planning

How To Start A Clothing Brand

The fashion industry is worth a huge £43.2 billion annually in the UK alone and £411 billion in Europe. It's no wonder then that it is an attractive prospect for an entrepreneur looking to start up their own business, especially for those who are creatively minded and who have a passion for clothing.

Mar 6, 2017Mentoring

We’re looking for a start-up Business Adviser

Transmit Start-Ups is looking for a start-up Business Adviser, to work out of our head office in Gateshead. We are a national delivery partner of the Government-backed Start Up Loans programme, covering the UK. We provide clients with business planning assistance and help with their Start Up Loans applications.

Dec 19, 2016Operations

Strength in Numbers with FSB

You probably have already heard of Federation of Small Business (FSB) but are unsure what it is and how it could help your business. Established in 1974, it is a membership organisation for small businesses across the UK and currently has around 150,000 members.

Dec 14, 2016Mentoring

New #TeamNEN Campaign

NEN are a unique membership body, offering support and advice to (mostly) not-for-profit enterprise organisations throughout England. Believing members to be crucial to economic growth throughout the country, NEN support its members by representing their interests, promoting their results and providing connections to opportunities for further success.

Nov 23, 2016Business Planning

The Secret to Defining Your Brand’s USP

Everyone in business understands how essential a USP really is. It’s often one of the first considerations any startup makes. The truth is, despite being fundamental to success, it’s actually often skipped over. Whether you’re a brand looking to further define and secure their unique selling point or a startup getting ready to take the world by storm, these tips from Innovate UK will help.

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