First off cyberspace can seem daunting, that huge chasm of seemingly endless information stretching far and wide across the global online community. But then the key word is global, once a business takes the plunge to provide an online digital sales platform, you are in an instant not just local but global. Your business can now cater to anyone with an internet connection. Of course building a brand is important on offline platforms as well, networking, print advertising and of course the age old word of mouth. But research has shown if you invest in e-commerce like nearly 64 per cent of small to medium sized businesses currently do, you are opening yourself up to higher revenue streams, digitally enhanced market analysis which can make it easier for the all important consumer to not only interact with you but also to provide feedback which can lead to a more effective business model, which in turn can led to sustained economic growth. All of this can mean you can stay ahead of the curve and keep your business growing. Online platforms are also beneficial whether you have a business that trades exclusively online or one that is based on a more traditional face to face interaction with your customers, a web presence can let consumers have a taste of what you can provide before they decide to give you their business. It could you’re a hair and beauty salon owner that aside from having the all important online presence your potential customers also could see what treatments you provide by going online, or you could own a drycleaners and with a website customers could be able to know when you will be trading so they can choose a time that is convenient to them to take that all important step through your door. The truth of the matter is whatever business you own being online means staying connected and here at Sovereign we believe in staying connected with our clients every step of the way and of course staying ahead of the digital curve, which means we can provide an optimum experience across all our sales platforms, time after time.
As the holiday season recedes into the past, and a new year comes to pass, what will you do with it? Take up jogging? Lose weight? Cut down on alcohol? Or will you focus on fulfilling your entrepreneurial ambitions? With a New Year fresh as untouched snow now upon us, maybe, just maybe now is the time to take the first step in owning your own business. A study by tech retailer Ebuyer found that a staggering 80 per cent of people have aspired to set up their own business. Could 2018 be the year when you turn your aspirations into reality and become your own boss? Work your own hours and if your business grows you and only you will reap the rewards, as every ounce of energy you put in to your chosen enterprise will go directly into building a brand and gaining a solid reputation in your sector. But what if your aspirations are just that? Aspirations, and as keen as you are to start up on your own you are not sure what the next step is? Or perhaps you have an idea or a niche for your business but need some advice on the market, its current trends and opportunities. Well, don’t worry here at Sovereign we have a wide range of businesses to suit different budgets and goals, with high quality businesses for sale as diverse as Tearooms to Clothing retailers to Investment properties. Take a few minutes to browse our website as you are sure to find something that suits your requirements, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch as a member of our expert team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Take up jogging? Lose weight? Cut down on alcohol? Or fulfil your entrepreneurial dreams? I know which New Year resolution I would go for.
New research has showed that the amount of money people make may not be the be all and end all to having the perfect job. Research by recruitment specialist Robert Half UK have found that being happy, having an interesting job and having friends at work is important as well. This may not be that surprising because a lot of people spend more time with their work colleagues than they do with their friends and families. But in this modern ever changing technological driven world we may find that having multiple skills is also becoming more important than ever before. The workplace has changed rapidly ever since the advent of the internet, first it was email that revolutionised the way we communicated in the workplace, replacing memos and decreasing the amount of time we spent on the telephone. Now we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to interacting in our working lives, from social media to Skype and Facetime, a modern tablet or laptop is more than capable of acting as a de facto workplace if our jobs require us to be out and about rather than working from an office. This way of working has meant it is now easier to work from home or even on the move, if your skill set requires you to be a variety of different places. But do all these advancements mean you are happier in your chosen career or are we being overwhelmed by all these different types of communication? Here at Sovereign we believe that any improvements in our client’s experience with us is a very good thing. We can now be available to them in a number of different ways and whether you are looking to sell your coffee shop, dry cleaners or hair salon we can help, because to live the dream sometimes you need a helping hand, which Sovereign the UK’s fastest growing business transfer agency is always willing to provide.
More and more companies are turning to communication training to encourage creativity and innovation in business. Some leading businesses are even using dramatic techniques such as improvisation and play usually reserved for a theatrical setting to see if it can develop innovation and productivity in a business setting. But could we all take note of what goes on in a rehearsal room to help us become better communicators and problem solvers? I think it depends on a number of factors; one of the most fundamental being trust. It is often said great directors get the best out of their actors because they trust them to be there when things get difficult, to support them during that harrowing scene or tricky monologue. This I believe can be applied to business, because when you trust your supervisor or manager or your managing director, you will most likely be much more willing to share your views on driving the business forward or taking that next step to grow the company because even if they don’t agree with every idea you have; they fundamentally understand you have bought into the company ethos and want to see it grow not just as a business but creatively as well, because the more creatively a business thinks the more chance innovative ideas will bubble to the surface. Here at Sovereign we always give our clients the right exposure and marketing strategy to sell their business effectively. Whether it is a coffee shop or a convenience store, a florist or a deli, we always keep communication and creative thinking at the very forefront of what we do, which is what helps make Sovereign the right choice when it comes to selling your business.
New York has Little Italy now it seems Manchester has Little Venice. But I am not talking about gondolas, I’m talking about Waxis. First introduced last year this water taxi route was being used to connect Sale and Old Trafford with the city centre using the Bridgewater Canal. But now a new service has been launched between MediaCityUK and Spinningfields. This is seen as an alternative to getting to that important meeting by tram or car, letting you relax as you cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal taking in the various sites and landmarks this city has to offer. This is just one of the new innovative ways that Manchester is developing to become a true Northern Powerhouse of commerce and business, using every aspect that the city has to offer for travel to work or leisure and making it stand out as an international cutting edge place to be. You may be interested to know that here at Sovereign we also have a taxi, granted it doesn’t go on water but can be seen up and down the highways and byways of the North West and beyond, and if you do happen to see it out and about visiting our clients send us a tweet, as we are always pleased to hear from you and if you are looking for a business, or thinking about selling your own even better, we can definitely assist you in both. Right now we have businesses for sale as varied as bakeries, florists, newsagents and restaurants in a variety of locations, but don’t take my word for it, have a look at our website, as new opportunities are always on the horizon, because just like the Waxis on Manchester’s waterways Sovereign is dedicated to providing an invaluable service.
Technology is slowly but surely infiltrating every aspect of our lives. The smart phone and tablet are gradually changing the way we think, feel and of course the way we do business. The development of Artificial Intelligence is already being researched by many of the leading technology companies. This research could change everything from automation to collaborative systems in the future. But will this development free us from our administrative duties and if so what does this mean in business terms? It may mean we can concentrate on what really drives business forward; communication and relationships. Relationships that can be built with the of aid of AI not despite of it. If these advancements make our day to day tasks quicker and easier to manage there will be more time for businesses and their clients to really understand what each party want and need from each other to develop both their respective goals and ambitions. But there is also another key element AI development may mean for the future of UK business; time. Time, to address the work life balance by being able to know that certain tasks may well be done in the future by AI. This could mean you have more time to concentrate on making yourself fulfilled in other aspects of life not just in the workplace. Here at Sovereign we have a number of lifestyle businesses from health and fitness to beauty spas and retreats, as well as investment and development opportunities. These are all businesses which as the development of technology continues to grow will give people more time to take that beauty treatment or consider an investment property. The future is constantly being shaped; make sure you are on the crest of the next technological wave.
Most cities have at least one football team; there are even ones with quite a number. But at this moment in time Manchester has not one but two that are flying high in the premier league and doing it in quite a style. But whatever team in this vibrant metropolis you nail your flag to, one thing is clear, having two premier league powerhouses on home turf is very good for the city, and here’s why. Firstly the premier league is watched by millions worldwide, and is regarded as one of the most fast and exciting leagues on the planet. Both teams have fan bases in places as far flung as Australia and many parts of South Asia. City even have sister clubs in New York and Spain. This means that fans will come from all across the world to see their favourite team play. Football at the highest level is no longer about just attending a match, it’s a full on experience. The stadiums are no longer just a place to watch the game, they often have places to eat, to stay and put on lavish half time entertainment. This is all very good for the local economy; more fans from a variety of places means more money being spent in all types of businesses, including cafes, restaurants, hotels and bars. Especially in the city centre with both grounds being a short journey from there by bus or tram. Here at Sovereign we have a number of businesses for sale in Manchester city centre from sandwich bars and restaurants to takeaways just in case you are looking to grab something on the way to the big game. If you want to see more have a look at our website because whatever team you support we are always on the ball.
Business Administrator - Full & Part Time Positions Available Excellent opportunity to join Greater Manchester’s fastest growing Business Transfer agency. Due to our recent expansion we are looking for a very enthusiastic and hard working individual to join us in an administration role. The nature of the role is to support our Sales Team. You will work within a friendly team ensuring all our clients’ details are kept up to date and their businesses advertised correctly. Duties also include answering telephone calls, making appointments, sending out details to prospective purchasers, liaising with clients to produce excellent high quality sales details, responding to e-mail enquiries from people looking to buy businesses and all other general office administration tasks as required. You will need to be computer literate, English & organisation skills are essential. Full training will be provided and be available to start immediately. Interested? Please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive and confidence are two things that are needed to take the plunge and start your own business. That is the findings of a new study commissioned by self storage provider Space Station. They found four out of five Brits have the confidence and drive to start up their own business, but financial risks (54 per cent) and fear of failure (40 per cent) are holding them back. But despite these fears 62 per cent of those surveyed wanted to be their own boss with slightly more woman than men aspiring to work for themselves. This comes as no surprise for us here at Sovereign. Every day we see that entrepreneurial spirit through our clients and their businesses and of course the people we speak to looking to take that next step and become a business owner themselves, they know that by using the North West’s fastest growing business transfer agency they are exposing themselves to a vibrant robust economy with some of the most desirable and cosmopolitan places in the country to own a business. Still in two minds about taking that next step and turning that entrepreneurial dream into a reality and ditching the nine to five? Of course, that is completely understandable, it is a big step, but it could also be the first step in an exciting new chapter in your life, so why not have a look at our website? We have a range of businesses to suit every taste and budget. From Beauty Spas to Sandwich and Coffee shops, and of course if you have any questions get in touch, because at Sovereign we always put our clients first.
Sovereign Business Transfer is delighted to announce the successful business and property sale of Bargain Booze in Northwich, Cheshire. Our client Mr & Mrs Lewis instructed Sovereign Business Transfer to list their business for sale due to our professionalism and business sales experience, as they wished to retire. Due to its attractive selling points coupled with our extensive marketing strategy and dudiligence a financially sound buyer was placed and our clients were more than happy to accept the offer we negotiated on their behalf. This is one of a number of recent high profile sales underlining the current strength of our unrivalled ‘LIVE’ database of qualified buyers who are active in the market place and looking to acquire within your market sector. Please feel free to browse our businesses for sale at: sovereignbt.co.uk.