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Christmas Can Be Bad News for Businesses

Four Ways Christmas Can Be Bad News for Businesses

Are you looking forward to a Merry Christmas or setting yourself up for a Merry Risk-mas? The festive season isn’t far away. Some people already have their decorations up and the much-anticipated high street retailer Christmas adverts are all over TV so now seems like a good time to address an important topic… We’re not […]

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6 Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

6 Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

Small business owners can have a tough task ahead of them – the prospect of reaching potential customers without the comfort of a hefty marketing budget has never been easy. Thankfully, there’s a handful of really useful business tools available that will make it easier to run your business, help you connect with new prospects […]

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Black Friday November 29th

What’s the Big Deal About Black Friday 2019 (and Cyber Monday)?

Hands up if you love a bargain! That’s right. Most of us do. And no bargain hunter can fail to be aware of the biggest dates in the shopping calendar: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Unless you’re somewhere off-grid, you’re probably already aware of Black Friday which hits the UK on 29th November, closely followed […]

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The Hidden Emotion Behind the Business Phone Call

The Hidden Emotion Behind a Business Phone Call

Emotion? What could emotion possibly have to do with business phone calls? Surely a phone call from a customer to a business is just a straightforward exchange between two people? Many of us would assume this to be the case but if you look a little closer, you will usually discover emotion hidden behind most […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Why Public Perception Makes CSR Essential for All Businesses

Most definitions of corporate social responsibility (CSR) centre around the concept of a self-regulatory business framework, outlining how businesses are socially accountable — to themselves, their stakeholders, and the public — for the impact they have on all aspects of society. To put it simply, CSR is all about businesses acting as good neighbours and […]

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Why Inefficient Diary Management is Impacting Business Productivity

Why Inefficient Diary Management is Impacting Business Productivity

Charlotte Menhennet, Sales Manager of call handling solutions provider Answer4u, looks at how inefficient diary management may be impacting on the productivity of companies across the UK – and how to solve the problem. Consider the Macroeconomics According to the House of Commons Library Business Statistics Report, the number of private sector companies in the […]

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Best time Management Apps

The Best Time Management Apps to Help Keep You on Schedule

Struggling to keep on top of all your tasks? Trying to strike the perfect balance between work and home whilst having a social life too? You are not alone. According to a survey carried out by One Poll.com, more than six out of 10 Brits quizzed said they struggled to keep their life organised with […]

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7 Of the Best Business Networking Tips and Techniques

7 Of the Best Business Networking Tips and Techniques

If you’re thinking of finding a business network or business networking events near you, the chances are that you want to either grow or consolidate your business. Networking is a great way to make personal connections with lots of people, get known by other successful business leaders in your local area, and build rewarding commercial […]

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Startup Marketing Strategy

Startup Marketing Strategy – Promoting Your Startup on a Budget

So, how should you go about promoting yourself with a limited budget? Here are four approaches to get your brand out there without emptying the bank. You’ve got an amazing product or service, so amazing in fact that you’re willing to dedicate time and effort and your next few months to a startup marketing campaign […]

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Finding the Right Startup Loan for Your New Business

Finding the Right Startup Loan for Your New Business

So, what are the main things to consider when you look for your ideal startup funding package? With record numbers of startup businesses being created in the UK, it’s clear that there is currently a real appetite for entrepreneurship across the country. Companies House has reported that there were 620,285 company incorporations in the 12 […]

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