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Is Running a Business like Running a Marathon?

Is Running a Business like Running a Marathon?

Does the annual London Marathon leave you in a state of awe? It’s not just the sheer distance, the determination of the runners, but also the lengths people went to so they could achieve their goals. And that got us thinking. Is running a business like running a marathon? Are there skills and mindsets that […]

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The Best Books for Business

The Best Books for Business

We’re a firm believer in the often-said phrase ‘knowledge is power’. Which is why we make a point of keeping an eye on the best business books out there to keep us inspired. True, we also enjoy a good Poirot novel, but there’s only so much insight to be gained there. That said, if you […]

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The Role of Businesses in Supporting Charities

The Role of Businesses in Supporting Charities

When it comes to giving to charity there’s always a social responsibility to do what you can, when you can. This is true of individuals but perhaps even more so of businesses. The problem most companies face however is that they aren’t always able to give as much financial aid as they’d like, especially SMEs. […]

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The Best Business Tools & Apps For 2017

The Best Business Tools & Apps For 2017

When it comes to running a successful business, it’s wise to have a number of different tricks and shortcuts up your sleeve, so that the real meaty problems of efficiency and profit can be dealt with properly. Thankfully, there are several really excellent apps and tools available to help with just that, from organising your […]

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How to Handle Any Call

How to Handle Any Call

It’s easy to assume that answering the phone is a pretty simple task. Receiver is lifted, vocal chords engaged and communication ensues. However, the ability to handle any call is in fact one of the most impressive feats in human psychology. The moment the voice on the end of the receiver begins to speak, we […]

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Settling in the New Starter

Settling in the New Office Starter

Starting a new job doesn’t get any less intimidating the older you get. In fact, nothing gets less scary with age, that’s just a lie we’re told by our parents when we’re 15 to make us feel better about group presentations. Anyway, we’ve all been the new guy or girl in the office, and we […]

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Why Your Business Needs a LinkedIn Presence

Why Your Business Needs a LinkedIn Presence

More often than not, LinkedIn gets pushed aside as the boring older sister of both Twitter and Facebook. As a platform that has a USP of being specifically for businesses, it’s easy to see why in the early days LinkedIn was treated as something of a black sheep, after all, there was no way social […]

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Our Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions

With a service like ours, there are a few questions that often come back to haunt us. Maybe you’ve never had a telephone answering service and don’t have a clue how it works, or perhaps you want one but are uncertain as to how easy it is to set up? Fear not, we’ve answered some […]

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3 Ways to Make Meetings Meaningful

3 Ways to Make Meetings Meaningful

With the emergence of clever tools like Slack and Active Collab, the need for holding meetings every other day for the smallest thing has become radically reduced. Skype calls, group chat (and sometimes even paper planes) have all eradicated the era of spending more hours in meetings than out of them and for that we’re […]

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Low Office Morale: Spotting It & Sorting It

Low Office Morale: Spotting It & Sorting It

Office morale, especially during the gloomy months of January and February, can hit an all-time low and leave your employees in a slump. To rectify the situation, you first have to notice it and in the day to day running of your business it can be easy to lose sight of the overall picture. But […]

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Call Answering Services: The Myths

Call Answering Services: The Myths

For many businesses both small and large, the benefit of using a call answering service is a no brainer. It effectively deals with overflow, allows your business to be operational 24/7 and can be tailored to fit your company’s exact needs. Despite all the apparent benefits however, there are many myths that tend to surround […]

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Top Tips to Get Promoted

Top Tips to Get Promoted

For most of us, our careers are all about getting further up that professional ladder and becoming an expert in our field. Not only does it give our working lives more breadth, but the better pay and status allow for more freedom in our personal lives too. The problem of course is that it can […]

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