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94% of online businesses worry about security

94% of business professionals are concerned about how their online content is viewed or managed, signifying widespread privacy worries among businesse...

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Five minutes with… Ed Molyneux, FreeAgent

Each week we catch up with a different entrepreneur to discover what makes them tick, their top tips and more. This week we spend five minutes with Ed...

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Bosses wasting more than 3-weeks a year on do-it-yourself IT

Bosses of SMEs up and down the country are wasting more than three weeks of their own time each year by attempting to manage their own IT. [cap...

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Just 36% of business meetings help people do their jobs better

Senior staff estimate just a third of the time they spend in business meetings helps them do their jobs better and that less than half the time helps ...

Business Success

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    Five minutes with… Ed Molyneux, FreeAgent

    Each week we catch up with a different entrepreneur to discover what makes them tick, their top tips and more. This week we spend five minutes with Ed Molyneux, CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent. Hi Ed! What is FreeAgent and what do you do? ...

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    The UK’s best and worst places to be self-employed revealed

    The North East has emerged as a growth hotspot for one-person companies, with freelancers charging almost 50% more than in 2013, finds new research* from Crunch Accounting. The research findings are based on the daily charge out rates of m...

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    From candidate to courtroom: Q&A with The Apprentice star, Lauren Riley

    Former 'The Apprentice' star, Lauren Riley, tells us what she's been up to since Series 10, her new business app, and gives her top tips on how to succeed in the entrepreneurial world. Background: Lauren is a London-based entrepreneur an...

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    7th Nectar Business Small Business Awards open for entries

    The seventh annual Nectar Business Small Business Awards launched on Wednesday 3rd June, led by one of the UK’s leading business women, consumer champion and BBC ‘Dragon’, Sarah Willingham. The Awards - which are free to enter - celebrate ...

Business Strategy

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    Just 36% of business meetings help people do their jobs better

    Senior staff estimate just a third of the time they spend in business meetings helps them do their jobs better and that less than half the time helps their organisation, new research from executive leadership coaches That People Thing shows. ...

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    How owning one van can change your career

    On the face of things, a van is a utility vehicle that fulfils a purpose, but if you have one in your garage, you may not be using it to its fullest. Vans can take a beating over the years, but it’s well worth keeping yours for the career prospects a...

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    Are you committing the 10 deadly ‘out of office’ sins?

    Trying to be funny, bragging about your holiday and putting kisses at the end are just some of the top ten out of office sins. The team at MobileSlots.com has advised on the biggest no no’s for the automated messages. Using abbreviations an...

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    Thought leadership and innovation: Why your business is falling behind

    There are many ingredients that make up a successful business. The recipe for this mix clearly includes a strong product or service, a clear brand, a healthy and ever-growing client or customer base and recruiting and retaining the best staff. ...

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Money

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    Small business owners – know the facts about short-term loan solutions

    Every small business owner is aware of the problems associated with cash flow. Late payment receipts, the need to invest in stock and other problems all dominate the life of anyone trying to run a successful business. Sometimes a loan is the only sol...

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    Exploring the world of online payment options

    Online payment is nothing new, but how many of us actually understand the mechanics of purchasing items online?  In fact, there is arguably a large gap in knowledge when it comes to online payments systems, their functions and the level of security ...

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    What SMEs need to know about ecommerce fraud

    Every day, across the internet, fraud and identity theft threaten online businesses of all kinds. As an online ecommerce business owner it is vitally important to understand how fraud has evolved, as well as the prevention measures you can take to st...

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    A look at bankruptcy from both sides of the pond

    No matter which side of the pond you happen to be on, there are a million ways for your business to go under. A recent study revealed that 95% of entrepreneurs believed that software and technology is essential for running a successful business. 45...

Technology

  • 94% of online businesses worry about security

    94% of business professionals are concerned about how their online content is viewed or managed, signifying widespread privacy worries among businesses, according to a study from private cloud-sharing platform Pushfor. Results from the researc...

  • Bosses wasting more than 3-weeks a year on do-it-yourself IT

    Bosses of SMEs up and down the country are wasting more than three weeks of their own time each year by attempting to manage their own IT. [caption id="attachment_11914" align="alignright" width="300"] The top frustrations were revealed as ser...

  • 5 IT skills to help your business grow

    Over the past decade, the importance of IT to businesses has become ever more apparent. For the humble technophobe however, getting to grips with IT is easier said than done. Whilst some business leaders are savvy when it comes to making emergin...

  • Why businesses are opting for fibre broadband

    Nowadays, many businesses are opting for superfast Internet connection with speeds of up to 100Mbps delivered direct to their premises. Fibre optic travels at the speed of light through a dedicated circuit, giving you access to business-grade to the ...

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