Category Archives: Small Business Tips

Independents in Harrogate

indie food in harrogate

If you’ve kept up with our blog, you’ll know by now that we’re big on independent business. It’s not for the free samples we pass between shops (though that’s a big attraction as well), it’s because independent business is more … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Independent Delis

independent delis

The cold has crept in and is here to stay, it seems. We have your beverage, fashion, sweet-tooth and local produce needs covered, however during these busy times, a hot lunch for the road and a delicacy for the weekend … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Sweet Shops

sweet shops

This week was apparently National Chocolate Week. Wednesday was Dessert Day, and Halloween is just around the corner. This may seem self-indulgent, but what reason DIDN’T we have to feature the finest independent sweet shops in Harrogate? You know you … Continue reading

The Locals’ Guide to Harrogate: Men’s Fashion

men's fashion

Ah, yes! Winter fashion is the best fashion, and you know it. This time of year is the best excuse you will ever find to present yourself to the world with the catwalker’s confidence and a swagger to match. Whether … Continue reading

Business Growth for the Future: 10,000 Small Businesses

A screenshot of the Goldman Sachs website

As Baltzersen’s becomes more established and our excellent team continue to take on more of the responsibilities for running the business on a daily basis, my own thoughts are turning to the future. Continue reading

Skills: What to Learn and What to Outsource

A mindmap showing learned skills and outsourced skills

Every entrepreneur thinks they know this but I will reiterate it: you cannot do everything yourself. Your ability to quickly learn new skills and be able to pass them on to your team is a fantastic asset and will serve you well in business. You can inspire and encourage your team and take the lead in developing them personally and professionally – they will appreciate it. Continue reading

You’re Hired: 5 tips to getting a job in an Indie

We probably receive a CV each day we are open and the unfortunate reality is that the vast majority of these end up getting filed in the bin. We are however always on the lookout for people who stand out as being exceptional prospects that we may want to add to the team once a position comes available.

If you want to work at Baltzersen’s or any other independent cafe/coffee shop or retailer then here are our top 5 tips to getting hired: Continue reading