UK Shops and SMEs go Hollywood

A revolution in the way shops and small firms advertise themselves means every business in the UK can now be the star of its own movie – with a potential audience of millions. ShopView Videos, launched this week by Yell, are short films viewed online that let potential customers see first-hand what local businesses and their bosses and staff are really like. The videos can be uploaded for free to the website, the online version of the Yellow Pages directory. Said Matthew Bottomley, who heads up innovations at “Every High Street can now become a local film festival of dramas, documentaries, rom-coms, musicals, thrillers, chillers and soap operas.” “Like the early days of Hollywood, ShopView will give the unsung stars of the nation’s shops and... »

Tax doesn't have to be taxing with HMRC videos

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing with HMRC videos

Small Business News – 26th February 2009 Confused about tax? Let a gardener, a tattoo artist and Dan Snow clear things up for you… If you’ve ever thought that you’re the only one who’s unsure about tax, then worry no more. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has just released a series of short online videos giving easy-to-follow overviews on a range of common tax issues. The ten short films, fronted by TV presenter Dan Snow, give you help with the basics on tax, including getting started, VAT, National Insurance and keeping records. The videos are broken down into bite-sized chunks and feature real people – ranging from a stuntman through to a web designer, as well as a gardener and tattoo artist – explaining what you need to know to get your tax righ... »