Trendspotting: what do people want to drink?

Our friends at Google have just released their top searches within the world of beverages. And, among familiar buzzwords like turmeric and cold brew, we’ve spotted several newcomers. Here are the trends you can’t ignore!

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How a “Hey Fido!” will boost your customer loyalty

How do you build an army of loyal customers? Last week on Business Hacks we looked at how you can keep track of the amount of returning customers you have and some easy ways to ask for feedback on how you’re doing. Then what? Continue reading How a “Hey Fido!” will boost your customer loyalty

From loopholes to shooting the silver ball — how to quit your job at the tax authority and open a barcade

20 million pints of beer are enjoyed in the UK every day –  so why shouldn’t you pull some of them? We met Kirk from Tilt in Birmingham who gave up his job at the tax office, got together with his mate Richard, and opened an independent pinball pub. How hard is it to open a bar? Let’s find out…
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How to market your coffee shop online: Strategy

Get ready for some hands-on tips on how to conquer on Facebook, master Instagram and rule the world of Google. But before we tell you how to buy Facebook ads and boost your website on Google – let’s run a crash course in marketing strategy!
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Why carrots are orange – and 5 branding lessons you can learn from it

To move into the future, we must delve into the past every now and then. Throughout history, successful branding has been the foundation of powerful empires as well as successful restaurant chains.
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Challenging the street food scene: Arancini Brothers

You can open a hamburger joint. Or a fish and chip stall. Or you can open something different, like the two Daves from Arancini Brothers did. The visionary Australian foodies, known as Big Dave and Little Dave, had the guts to bring arancini to Britain. There was one problem though. No one had a clue of what arancini was. Today Arancini Brothers has three locations and a thriving street food truck.

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The birth of the baguette – and 5 valuable lessons

We all know what the baguette looks like, and we immediately think of France when we see one. In fact the baguette is an excellent example of how a visual update can revolutionise a product – from ordinary and plain to hot and unique!
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