How can your business respond to the Coronavirus threat?

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The Coronavirus pandemic has swept the UK into uncharted waters. Small business owners are used to constant change and uncertainty, but not on such a scale as this. How can we respond positively to this emerging threat?

Web design usability best practice: support your users

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Convincing people to pass their personal information on to you can be difficult. This isn’t just because it’s laborious, but also because of issues surrounding trust and privacy. This is why it’s so important to use best practice in web form design in order to reduce friction points and maintain user trust.

Does my business need a bespoke WordPress theme?

An example of one of our bespoke WordPress web designs

At EggCup Web Design we aim to build websites to suit most budgets. If you have a limited budget, one of the key price considerations is whether to use a ready-made off-the-shelf theme or opt for a bespoke solution instead. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of commissioning a bespoke WordPress theme.

Is an off-the-shelf WordPress theme best for my business?

WordPress theme: Parabola

It seems like an attractive offer, but as a business owner should you use an off-the-shelf WordPress theme for your company website? Or would you be better off investing in a bespoke theme instead?

5 top tips for small business time management

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There aren’t enough hours in the day! How often do you find yourself saying that? The chances are, if you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, you say it a lot. But why is that? Let’s have a look at five easy ways you can manage your time more efficiently…

A free website: what is the true cost?

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As a small business owner myself I understand the pressures small businesses are under and I know how hard it can be to find a suitable budget for your company’s website. A well-intentioned friend might generously offer to build you a website for free, but are you sure you’ll actually get good value?

Join us for Small Business Saturday UK

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In the UK, small businesses account for nearly two-thirds of private sector employment and almost half of private sector turnover. Between us, we make a significant contribution to the UK economy, and I think that’s something worth celebrating in its own right.

But I also think small businesses have something distinct to offer that sets them apart from larger companies. With a small trader, nine times out of ten you’ll find yourself face-to-face with the person who owns the business.