It’s Scary Running Your Own Business!

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There are no ghouls, demons or ghosts in the bmt Promotions office but, there is always something bubbling, like a witch’s cauldron. As much as we love it, running your own business can also be slightly scary for us, here are a few reasons why:There are no ghouls, demons or ghosts in the bmt Promotions office but, there is always something bubbling, like a witch’s cauldron. As much as we love it, running your own business can also be slightly scary for us, here are a few reasons why:

Responsibility

All the decisions that are made regarding the products we sell and market, how we advertise and communicate with people, where we choose our office to be and how many hours we work each day, as the owners, are totally up to us. We are accountable for everything that happens, good and bad, that can be daunting yet very exciting and rewarding.

Fear of the unknown

The promotional products industry is vast and ever-changing. Bmt Promotions need to be able to keep up with the changes and develop innovative ideas to improve our business continuously. We have many ideas floating about and it can be problematic to know which ones to pursue and which we think will work for our business. Uncertainty can creep in and here at bmt Promotions we can deliberate if our ideas are good enough but, the motivation to succeed overrides this. Brainstorming sessions seem to work wonders when we’re having any creative issues.

Increased competition

It is very simple to set up a business these days. There is no requirement for an office or warehouse immediately, all that’s needed is a domain name and you’re away! There are many promotional product companies out there doing an excellent job. The competition is huge and maintaining a presence in this industry is a challenge, but one that we thrive on and one that we will continue to work hard at upholding. We love overseeing our family run business and wouldn’t change a thing.

“Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward stronger and wiser within ourselves.”

For all your business promotional products requirements please get in touch!

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk                    Telephone: 01933 409489
         Website: bmtPromotions.co.uk

Times when you really need a Powerbank in your life

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Don’t you just HATE it when your phone hits that 1% battery and you don’t have a charger on you? We’ve become so reliant on our phones to stay connected that it’s never good when we have no access to a plug or a charger and we find ourselves stuck. Luckily, Branded Power Banks are here to save everyone’s dying batteries.  

We’ve come up with a few scenarios of when you’re most likely to need a power bank in your life. After reading this article, we reckon you’ll be looking to purchase yourself one just in case!

On public transport

Luckily, some public transport like trains and airplanes have plug sockets to plug in your charger if you need to top up on the go. But these can be scarce and perhaps you’re sitting in an area where there is no access to a plug socket. If you’re someone who loves listening to music on a long journey, or scrolling through social media to keep entertained, running out of battery can be painful! A Branded Powerbank will keep you topped up so you can carry on listening to your Spotify playlist and scroll through social media to your hearts content!

In the office

In most office spaces, you will most likely have access to electricity, plug sockets, laptops etc so it can be pretty easy to charge up when you need to. But has there ever been a time when you’ve arrived to the office, then halfway through the day you’ve realised you’re running low on charge and you’ve forgotten your charger? And what’s worse, no one else in the office has a charger on them either for you to borrow meaning you’re stuck! Not a problem… grab your Powerbank and charge away!

Short weekends away  

There’s nothing worse than going away on a long weekend somewhere and realising you’ve forgotten your charger. Our branded Powerbanks have enough charge inside of them to last for a short weekend away. Or perhaps you’ve gone abroad and you’ve forgotten your adapters for the right country? There’s no need to stress in trying to find a place that sells adapters in a foreign country if you have your Powerbank ready to go!

Festivals and camping

With Festival season coming up, it’s difficult to access a charging spot for your phone and the majority of the time, festivals charge for you to use them. Or if you’re going on a traditional camping trip, it’s likely you won’t have access to any electricity!

As you can see, Powerbanks can come in handy for any scenario. That’s why getting your Powerbanks branded can add extra value to them; your clients will thank you for giving them such a useful and reliable free gift, plus it gets your brand recognised.

We have over 50 different styles in our product range, and they come with different levels of mAh, which is power. They range from 1,800mAh – 50,000mAh. Typically, a 5,000mAh power bank charger will charge an iPhone 6 twice, before it needs recharging. All our products are supplied with a micro USB cable for attaching the user’s device to the power bank. Minimum order quantities start at 50 units, and prices start at around £4.95 + VAT (includes all printing & delivery costs).

If you would like to order your Branded Powerbanks with us, you can call us on 01933 409 489 or you can visit our page on Branded Powerbanks on even more reasons why they make for great promotional products. 

Out with the old, in with the new!

 

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Read all about it! It has been announced that we’ll soon be saying goodbye to our old pound coin that we’ve been so familiar with since it was first introduced in 1983 and saying hello to a brand new 12-sided pound coin. And it’s going to be introduced to us sooner rather than later as it’s expected to come into circulation on March 28th and with further key dates scheduled, we won’t have much longer to spend our round pound coin.

From March 28th, the new pound coin will be released to the public to use alongside the old pound coin, then from October 15th, you will no longer be able to use the old pound coin and shops will be under no obligation to accept them. But don’t worry… after October 15th there will still be a limited period where you can deposit your old pound coins to the Post Office and bank accounts. Therefore, from October 15th you will legally only be able to use the new pound coin.

So what’s so different about the new pound coin? It was originally designed in a bid to tackle counterfeit with it’s 12-side design and it’s high security feature that’s built in to prevent counterfeiting. The new pound coin will also be lighter at 8.75g, thinner at 2.8mm thick and slightly larger than the old pound coin measuring 23.43mm in diameter. The new pound coin will also be made out of two metals: nickel-brass and nickel-plated alloy to give the pound coin a fresh new look.

So why does this news affect you? If you’re looking to increase your brand awareness, now is the time to invest in a promotional trolley keyring! BMT are now offering customers promotional trolley keyrings for people who regularly do their weekly shopping and require a trolley, but they don’t want to fuss around with which pound coin to use. A trolley keyring is perfect for when you’re on the go with your car keys, instead of having to search in your purse for a pound coin, plus it’s a great free gift to give to your clients so it gives your company some brand recognition. Useful and promotional!

If you need to get yourself a trolley keyring for you or your clients, speak to BMT today on 01933 409489 or visit their website at www.bmtpromotions.co.uk