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Thanks for your comment! Yes, our website builder is very easy to use and has simple step-by-step instructions (we're not sure if the child's parents helped to read these out). There are too many websites which are difficult to navigate, they lose a lot of visitors who get frustrated and move on to the next site. There is a lot to be said for clear, simple web design."
Thanks for your comment! I think very few people realise you can manage so many business processes with your website. People struggle with too many software solutions or handwritten filing systems when they could do it all-in-one with the right website package."
Thanks for your comment, Sian. I think many small businesses, in particular, have heard that they need a mobile-optimised site but a separate mobile site is a scary concept. Mobile web usage will only get bigger - maybe we will have all ditched our laptops and desktops in a few years! "
Very true, and not to mention certain smartphones aren't compatible with Flash at all! I think Steve Jobs killed Flash when he refused to make the iPhone compatible with it, and the amount of non-compatible devices in circulation is only going up. I think it's time to let go of Flash for good."
Thanks for your comment! You're right, funding is increasingly hard to come by, and with interest rates rising like this, going to a bank is not ideal. There are so many ways to fund more creatively, though. Funding Circle is a great option, and depending on the type of business Kickstarter could be worth a try."
Thanks for your comment, Heather. I agree, the shop owners probably should have considered copyright issues - I do wonder how they thought they would get away with trademarking the name! Of course, it's terrible that a small business has lost so much money when they were really no threat to the big guys, but I can only hope the press coverage brings in some more customers to make up for it."
That's a good question! I was curious myself but just managed to find out that 'Scooby Doo' came from a scat in a Frank Sinatra song. I understand that you would want to protect the rights of artists, but where do we draw the line - should the couple have been allowed to name their dog Scooby? "
I don't think there was any deal between Warner Bros and Frank Sinatra's estate, as far as I know the name was just chosen from a part of a song - was just sharing that bit of info I found but it may not be correct. I was very surprised Warner Bros chose to pick this fight - after all, there's a famous song named after Scooby Snacks by Fun Lovin' Criminals, and a Scooby Snack is a well-known sandwich in Scotland. Plus I doubt very much this fish and chip shop is the only company that has borrowed the name! I just wonder if this is a case of making an example of the small guy, seeing as there's so many smaller businesses doing the same thing that go unnoticed (just do a quick Google search for Edward Scissorhands hairdressers!)"
Ryanair do seem to be transparent mostly, but have been fairly sneaky in the past. A colleague of mine noticed they bury the opt-out option for insurance in a drop-down list that seems to be a country selection. It's located next to Iceland! This is his experience and I'm not sure if Ryanair still do it, but it's not the first I've heard about their hidden prices. It may not be nice to think about dirty laundry but it's best to be sure yours are clean just in case they're exposed! "
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