Category Archives: economics

The pop up economy is all around us

The pop-up economy is all around us now, and it’s no longer limited to shops and restaurants. Recently on our blog we have talked about pop-up opera tours, pop-up hot tub cinema nights and even pop-up pig petting!! There are … Continue reading

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How could Scottish independence affect the retail sector?

With only a few hours until the results of Scotland’s independence are revealed, how would a yes win affect the retail and business sector?   This complex argument is overshadowed by many “what-ifs” and “maybes” – as it is, nothing … Continue reading

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Pop up shops set to storm the economy

Pop up shops seem to be the words on everyone’s lips recently, as more and more retailers, marketers and small businesses look to pop up shops to get their ideas off the ground.   And it’s a trend that’s not … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for Pop ups!

What a week of great news! According to the latest figures reported, us pop up’s will boost the UK economy by £2.1 billion! AND, not only that, its been predicted that our industry will grow by 8.4% over the next … Continue reading

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SOCIAL CURRENCY – The New Fad in Town

There is a lot of hype about ‘Social Currency’ on the grapevine these days. What is it? Social currency is information shared which encourages further social encounters. And these days it is actually being used by companies in place of traditional methods … Continue reading

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Plastic money: the future, today

Last week it was announced that the first plastic bank notes in Great Britain will be put into circulation next year.   The Scottish Clydesdale Bank will issue 2 million polymer £5 notes before the Bank of England makes this … Continue reading

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Contactless card payments and their benefits

For the first time ever, contactless card payments have reached over £100 million in transactions. Contactless cards are a convenient way of letting consumers pay for purchases of £20 and under by waving their card over special contactless readers.   … Continue reading

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Alternatives to discounts for small businesses

As a small business, it can be tempting to offer customers discounts to incentivise purchasing, especially if you’re a new to the market and need to get some awareness of your brand. However, this can be costly, customers may come … Continue reading

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Bitcoins explained: how they can work for your business

The talk about Bitcoin seems never ending, and it looks like it’s a topic that’s not going away any time soon. But what is Bitcoin and how can it benefit your business if at all? What are Bitcoins? Bitcoin is … Continue reading

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The Future of the High Street

The growth and accessibility of the internet has opened many doors and opportunities for small businesses.  In particular, those who would have trouble financing a bricks and mortar shop may have turned to a more outdoor version of what we … Continue reading

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