14th January 2019
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At the start of most LRBC meetings, each member gets a chance to present their 60 second pitch. It’s a useful way for everybody to get to know each other’s businesses, so we can spot even more referral opportunities. But how do you squeeze everything you want to say about yourself into a mere 60

14th December 2018
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We’re all familiar with the pre-Christmas shopping rush that affects the retail and logistics industries in particular. In Leicestershire and Rutland, we’re lucky to have a range of Christmas shopping options; last month’s mouth-watering ChocFest, Melton’s three day Victorian Christmas Fayre, Belvoir Castle’s traditional Christmas Extravaganza and Oakham’s late night Christmas shopping event – to

15th November 2018
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Given the length of the Budget document, businesses are still getting their heads round what it means for them. Here’s a quick list of seven points that could affect you as a small or medium sized business. Well, number seven isn’t strictly business related, its just nice to end on a positive! 1. Business Rates

1st October 2018
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There seem to be endless headlines about the death of the British high street and the bleak conditions for our small businesses. But there’s something positive we can all do to improve the situation. It’s a simple case of ‘use it, or lose it’. If we want our villages, towns and cities to thrive, we

29th June 2018
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As an accountant, how do you currently network? Do you enjoy this part of the job you enjoy, or do you dread every meet-up?Accountants are usually part of the vital ‘behind-the-scenes team’ – not the extrovert ‘sales’ types. Many are thankful that the ‘old school tie’ rounds of golf, or country club lunches, seem to

27th March 2018
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Fancy extending your network of business contacts? The Leicestershire and Rutland Business Club (LRBC) could be just the thing for you.   Why are we advertising for a Leicestershire and Rutland electrician? We are advertising for an electrician because our current members’ clients often ask for a referral to someone in your trade. LRBC doesn’t

5th March 2018
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Why should I hire a local freelance writer? People benefit from hiring professional writers for a variety of reasons. Here are three of the most common ones. Do any of them sound like you? Time saver You are busy running your business 100% of your working day. You just don’t have enough time for the