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SMEs set to invest throughout third quarter

The majority of small and medium sized enterprises in the UK expect to invest in their businesses over the next three months according to research fro...


Tips for Recording a Meeting

In the past, recording a meeting involved dealing with video cameras and placing microphones in a central location to capture the voices of everyone...

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Summer blues: UK workers stressed, unrested and dreading return to reality

Two in three employees in the UK (64%) are placed under extra pressure over the summer from picking up colleagues' work during the holiday period, acc...


Four Important Things to Keep in Mind as Your Business Grows

The growth of a business is very exciting when you know that success has stemmed from the hard work of your and your team. This is true no matter how ...

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Dragon's Den - Jordan Daykin

Get a grip! School drop-out tames the Dragons

August 18, 2014 | Posted By:

"You'll never amount to anything." That's what teachers told Grip It Fixings' inventor Jordan Daykin when he dropped out of school at age 13. Six years later, the successful entrepreneur has just taken on the Dragon's of the Den and won. Here he unve...

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    Entrepreneurs That Made Big Money with Online Casinos
    August 7, 2014 | Posted By:

    The online casino industry has generated a large number of millionaires and billionaires. In Europe, the owners of Bet365, the Coates family, have emerged as the toppers of the Sunday Times list of richest people. Their company Bet365, which offers c...

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    From High Growth to ‘Hyper Growth’
    July 10, 2014 | Posted By:

    GrowthAccelerator, the government-backed business growth advisory service, has identified a breed of rapidly expanding SMEs, dubbed 'Hyper Growth' businesses in a unique study released today. Capitalising on the recovering economy, these firms hav...

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    Betting Shops Bitten by the Budget, While Online Gambling Blooms
    June 17, 2014 | Posted By:

    With the Gambling Bill looming and tax surprises in last week’s budget, a turbulent year lies ahead for bookmakers and gambling companies.  But the new opportunities opening up in online gambling could change the business, and lead UK gambling comp...

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    The Key to Caller Satisfaction
    June 4, 2014 | Posted By:

    If you have a small to medium sized business and you’re looking to grow your business as well as competing in the global marketplace – you need to ensure that you stay one step ahead of your competitors. One of the best ways to do this is by providin...

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    Essential tips for small start-up businesses
    May 7, 2014 | Posted By:

    By Freddie Miller, founder of HelpingU2Save. Increasing numbers of people are taking their employment into their own hands and starting up small businesses. From part-time crafting to more intensive full time businesses, it’s not surprising th...

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Tips for Recording a Meeting

September 1, 2014 | Posted By:

In the past, recording a meeting involved dealing with video cameras and placing microphones in a central location to capture the voices of everyone in the room. Today's meetings are a bit different. Thanks to the Blue Jeans meetings, using HD vide...

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    Four Important Things to Keep in Mind as Your Business Grows
    August 29, 2014 | Posted By:

    The growth of a business is very exciting when you know that success has stemmed from the hard work of your and your team. This is true no matter how you define success, whether this is increased order numbers, more profit, or a larger workforce. You...

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    Turning Business Continuity into Business Value
    August 27, 2014 | Posted By:

    In a bid to achieve continuous, reliable connectivity and deliver 100% Internet access uptime, organisations are increasingly exploring a raft of new business continuity communications opportunities – from microwave to 4G. However, when it comes to...

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    Find the Ideal Location for Your Next Company Event
    August 26, 2014 | Posted By:

    A company event is a great way to show your gratitude to your employees and keep their morale up, but you can also plan a promotional company event and invite outside guests so you can expose your brand and what you do to a larger audience in the h...

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    The Dangers of Apprenticeship Numbers Falling
    August 20, 2014 | Posted By:

    While it can be hard to predict the long term effect of changes in legislation, many UK business leaders are worried about a change in the way apprenticeships are funded. It is feared that this could lead to a big drop in the number of young people j...

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    Powering up the workplace – Business energy
    August 18, 2014 | Posted By:

    Jen Sena, Customer Service Director at business energy supplier Opus Energy, shares advice on switching energy suppliers and managing energy for busy business owners. Generally, most businesses will consume more energy than the average household. ...

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An alternative approach to business recovery

August 21, 2014 | Posted By:

When cash flow problems are not addressed they can lead to standard business recovery options. But what if you could target the problem early on and save your business from administration or liquidation? Suzy Franklin, Client Director at Cashsolv, ta...

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    Into the paperless breach:
    August 7, 2014 | Posted By:

    Why it pays to embrace the advances in accountancy management software. Document management for accountants tends to go hand in hand with the concept of paperless organisation: the art of moving records, spreadsheets and entire administrative syst...

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    Selling Outside the UK: Yes You Can!
    August 5, 2014 | Posted By:

    There is lots of talk these days about how the world is getting smaller. We talk about how tools like that all important cloud make it possible for us to do business with anyone from anywhere. We talk about how the independent economies of the world ...

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    Why Chasing Your Own Debts is Costing Your Business
    July 30, 2014 | Posted By:

    Chasing debts is a costly but inevitable task most businesses have to go through. But it’s up to you how expensive and time consuming it is, and how often it happens. The systems you use to chase overdue debts make a huge difference to your bottom li...

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    Take a look at HM Revenue and Customs guidance and support to help people in business get their tax affairs right.
    July 24, 2014 | Posted By:

    Unlike traditional classroom learning, you can access this modern, simple education at a time convenient to you, either from the comfort of your own home or on the move.  You won’t have the stress of worrying about running late or finding a parking s...

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    All You Need To Know About IRA Gold
    July 8, 2014 | Posted By:

    We’ve all played with the idea of investing our money into something, perhaps a few stocks or shares in a company or brand to get that little bit of extra money we can put away for a few years down the line. Most people tend to stick to the big co...



The evolution of testing tech products

August 28, 2014 | Posted By:

It seems curious that in the age of the almighty User Experience, when everything from your product’s packaging to the email templates you send have to be flawless works of art, more and more companies are opening up their testing processes to the ...

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    Flexibility tempts half of British SMEs to the Cloud
    August 27, 2014 | Posted By:

    Almost half of Britain’s SMEs have now adopted Cloud services in order to make their businesses more flexible while reducing capital costs, reports a new survey by Vistage, published today.   The findings of the new research among Vistage members,...

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    5 signs it may be time to implement an ERP system
    August 19, 2014 | Posted By:

    It’s a question that gets repeatedly bandied about in the business world: isn’t my business simply too small to benefit from an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or financial management solution? In our experience at Sapphire Systems, we find thi...

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    Web Hosting for Companies – What Are the Key Features to Look For?
    August 15, 2014 | Posted By:

    Getting a reliable web hosting service is essential for any company looking to create business website by themselvesonline. However, the challenge lies in deciding which service provider to go with when there are so many to choose from. This can be m...

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    Incentivising innovation – Has Patent Box worked?
    August 14, 2014 | Posted By:

    The Patent Box enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned after 1 April 2013 from its patented inventions, but has it done what was intended? Jodie Albutt, patent attorney at Dehns, investigates. The Patent Box ca...

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    Are you ready for an intranet system?
    August 11, 2014 | Posted By:

    Deciding if your company is ready for an intranet system may seem like a strange question to ask, after all it’s ‘just another platform to use’ right? Wrong! Looking back it’s easy to see why people of influence and decision makers would disregard t...