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Buy Local, Boycott Amazon Prime

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You may have seen the countless advertising from Amazon regarding their ‘Prime Day’ tomorrow Tuesday 11th July 2017, I’m not sure it can be avoided!  Well for those of you not familiar with Amazon’s ‘Prime’ service, this is where the worldwide corporate retailer charges the consumer a monthly fee for free next day delivery when you endlessly shop on Amazon.   Beware however, that most of the products they sell are available cheaper when not through Prime, but this is beside the point. Amazon is its entirety is squeezing the life out of the High Street and will continue to do so.  And when I say High Street, I mean the […]

‘Expansion! From Soletrader to Partnership in just 3 years’

That’s right, this month we welcome Shaun Baker to RH Small Business Support as a Business Consultant and fellow Partner. What started as a part-time venture to work around our young family, has developed into an exciting business. Demand for reliable, outsourced business support services has grown in Bristol, with the rise of more entrepreneurs starting new businesses.  Our affordable admin, marketing and web services give both support and flexibility for small business owners. Shaun has been working as an Operations Manager of a large Logistics company for the last eight years in a variety of areas, developing his broad range of skills.  The diverse variety of job roles will […]

Making Bristolians happier – Why we became a Bristol Pound member

As a very proud Bristolian, when I first heard the words ‘Bristol Pound’ and ‘local currency’, I must admit it was like you had me at Hello!  It was a case of where do I sign up?!  As I looked into the scheme it seemed too good to be true. A large and vibrant city like Bristol maintaining its own currency, change really can happen!  When I heard our first elected, independent Mayor, George Ferguson, was being paid his full salary in Bristol Pounds, it was all the endorsement I needed. I have to praise the genius of the person or people who came up with the Bristol Pound’s tagline […]