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Rockin’ around the Uprise tree

Rockin’ around the Uprise tree

Happy December! We hope you're all enjoying our swanky new site as much as we are! We have Stephen James to thank for this! He joined the team as our Web Development & Digital Marketing specialist last month. We'd also like to extend a very warm welcome to our...

Journalists and PRs – It needn’t be a battle

Journalists and PRs – It needn’t be a battle

With the term 'fake news' being banded about on a near daily basis, there is a school of thought which suggests that the trust between PRs and journalists is being eroded. Each needs the other to achieve their objectives, but sometimes friction can get in the way....

5 reasons to love entrepreneurship

5 reasons to love entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is something that only the bravest of us take on, but there’s a reason why those who have control of their own business enjoy it so much. With all the challenges that come with creating your own business also comes excitement and satisfaction. Here’s...

Uprise PR launches a speech writing division

Uprise PR launches a speech writing division

Uprise PR, an agency focused on raising the profile of start-ups and SMEs in the UK, is launching a speech writing service to help clients capitalise on keynote public speaking and after-dinner speech opportunities. The new service will offer clients access to a team...

SMEs: how to avoid falling at the first hurdle

SMEs: how to avoid falling at the first hurdle

According to the BBC, new research suggests finance and a lack of experience and guidance are the biggest hurdles faced by those dreaming of becoming their own boss.  We see many statistics about the failure rate of start up businesses, but the general consensus is...

SMEs under (cyber) attack

Whilst any company that holds customer data runs the risk of being hacked, SMEs are at a much greater risk of being cyber attacked than larger corporations – as if they weren’t up against it enough as it is! When a huge multinational company comes under threat from...

Cost cutting for entrepreneurs

According to a recent article in the Independent, 70% of would-be entrepreneurs are daunted by the possibility of not succeeding. Fear of failure is understandable, but mistakes are inevitable when starting a business. In fact, some of the most successful...

SMEs and PR: Busting those myths

Working on promoting an SME can be one of the most rewarding PR roles out there; catapulting a small business into the public eye and boosting their reputation so that they’re sharing column inches with bigger entities is an addictive buzz. That said, as with any PR...