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How to make the most of the Chinese marketplace

International trading can be a daunting experience for anyone unfamiliar with it. Zoe Ripley, international marketing director at ChannelAdvisor, help...

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How The Colour Of Your Brand Affects Your Business

Colour is nature’s way of telling us important messages. For your business brand, colour plays a more important role than you may realise – it’s the f...

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Frillo to give away £10k of office products & services

www.frillo.co.uk, an online supplier of office products and services, has teamed up with its partners to offer a small or start-up business a uniq...

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Make your business heard: Part 3

Each week, Gemma Guise at Journolink looks at how to craft the perfect press release in order to get your business the attention it deserves. This wee...

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Why SMEs are vital to the UK

October 15, 2014 | Posted By:

With the news that SMEs employ over 80% of the UK's workforce, Boost Capital take a look at why they're so vital to the nation's fortunes in this handy infographic. ...

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    October 9, 2014 | Posted By:

    The 2014 National Business Awards Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year finalists have been revealed as Fiona Woolf CBE, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica UK; Steve Morgan, Executive Chairman of Redrow; Moya Green...

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    Women Gaming Numbers Shoot Up 20%
    October 8, 2014 | Posted By:

    A report published by the Mirror last year states that online gambling has caused a 32% rise in female gambling since 2010, and revealed another surprising fact – that women place the highest bets. Gambling has always been seen as a mainly mal...

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    Jessops to open stores in Sainsbury’s
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    Jessops has signed a landmark deal that will see its first ‘Jessops Photography Store’ in a Sainsbury’s Superstore. This is the first of many planned ‘store in stores’ that will bring the Jessops brand direct to the Sainsbury’s shopper, which is bein...

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    Internet Business Awards 2015 entries deadline fast approaching
    October 4, 2014 | Posted By:

    The closing date for entries to the Internet Business Awards is beginning to loom closer. You have until October 31 to submit entries online at the Awards website. Now in their fifth year, the Internet Business Awards have been steadily and quiet...

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    WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from GATE8 Luggage
    October 2, 2014 | Posted By:

    For the month of October, we are giving you a chance to WIN the most innovative cabin size bag from the Award Winning team at GATE8 Luggage. The only luggage brand that specialise in delivering innovative business and leisure products for those wishi...

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Here’s how to set the rules of a team meeting

October 22, 2014 | Posted By:

Have you found that team meetings can be time consuming and non-productive?  It is easy for a team meeting to become a talking shop and have little value. Often the best of  intentions behind a meeting becomes lost. Meetings become sporadic, team...

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    When 9 – 5 IT support is not enough
    October 20, 2014 | Posted By:

    Foration’s Managing Director, Paul Weeden, discusses how IT outsourcing can provide a cost-effective and flexible solution for your business Most people will agree with this statement: Business has changed. People no longer work (or have to wor...

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    Sell More By Crunching Stats, Analyzing App Usage, And Optimizing Interfaces
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    While retailers often lean on ecommerce platforms to spur revenue generation, they may be paying insufficient attention to another profitable platform for business growth. According to comScore research, there is an increasingly larger number of reta...

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    The Minimum Wage – Never Far from the News
    October 16, 2014 | Posted By:

    The minimum wage has been in the news in the UK over the conference season and beyond. It seems the policy is beginning to stir up as much controversy as it did when it was being seriously debated prior to Labour’s victory in 1997. First the Green...

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    How to protect your business ideas
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    Cutting corners when securing intellectual property (IP) protection is rarely a good idea at the best of times, particularly when trading takes a turn for the better. Martin Noble, legal director and intellectual property expert at Shakespeares, look...

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    Top ten tips for creating the perfect business blog
    October 14, 2014 | Posted By:

    A family run business has told of how building a successful blog has been the foundation of its £5 million empire. ECigaretteDirect.co.uk was founded in 2008 by mother and son team, Jean Rasbridge and James Dunworth. Soon after setting up, ...

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How to make the most of the Chinese marketplace

October 24, 2014 | Posted By:

International trading can be a daunting experience for anyone unfamiliar with it. Zoe Ripley, international marketing director at ChannelAdvisor, helps to unravel the mystery that is the Chinese market and how you can make the most of it For many ...

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    Brand Ambassadors: What They Can Do For You
    October 15, 2014 | Posted By:

    It seems you can’t really move for celebrities gracing our TV commercials nowadays. From Clooney advertising coffee, to Cheryl Cole being “worth it,” to aging comedians offering windows and doors; the brand ambassador has never been more popular in t...

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    Updated Guidance for Taxation Professionals
    September 22, 2014 | Posted By:

      Tax advisors have been given new guidelines on how best to deal with difficult situations. Seven of the UK’s leading professional bodies in the tax industry have updated previous guidance on dealing with legal and practical difficulties in ...

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    Is owning a business property a liability?
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    Sarah McLoughlin, Senior Associate, B P Collins LLP, takes us on a journey that outlines some of the roadblocks and potholes waiting for the unsuspecting. Owning a business property is a doddle, right? After all it’s only bricks and mortar and tha...

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    Finance Tips from the Experts at Mansartis Led by Guillaume Jalenques de Labeau
    September 18, 2014 | Posted By:

    Financial and investment services firms such as Mansartis, led by wealth management expert Guillaume Jalenques de Labeau, have formulated a system for achieving clients’ goals based on years of experience and seeing what works and what doesn’t. With ...

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    Currency movements cost UK SMEs over £10 billion a year
    September 15, 2014 | Posted By:

    Ebury estimates that insufficient currency risk mitigation is responsible Ebury, the fast-growing financial services company that helps businesses to transact and trade internationally, has estimated that British SMEs have lost over £10bn in t...

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Advantages of a Cloud Based VoIP Telephone System

October 21, 2014 | Posted By:

Every Business should have a Disaster Recovery Plan, but how many of us really do? Some disasters may strike with little or no warning (e.g. fire, burglary, hacking or system failure). Others may give some notice (e.g. rising flood waters, ...

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    Why Samsung’s Latest Miracle Will Always Trump the Laptop
    October 20, 2014 | Posted By:

    Samsung recently released its latest marvel into the world, and it’s already showing its true beauty in the hands of gadget addicts everywhere. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is the latest in a line of tablet offerings from Samsung (though this one was cr...

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    How to ensure your retail business is optimised for mobile
    October 17, 2014 | Posted By:

    Zoe Ripley, international marketing director at ChannelAdvisor, takes a look at optimising your business for the mobile world. Portable platforms are growing in importance. According to comScore, 76% of the UK population own a smartphone while 42%...

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    5 Ways 3D Printing Is Changing Small Business
    October 14, 2014 | Posted By:

    The many uses of 3D printing have become more and more mainstream in recent years, with increasing numbers of businesses utilising the wide range of functions of the technology to streamline their production processes and reduce manufacturing cos...

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    Innovation: the key to entrepreneurial success
    October 13, 2014 | Posted By:

    We must keep innovating in order to succeed, says Michelle Proctor, Director of Innovation at FedEx As the Director of Innovation at FedEx, I had the pleasure of addressing the audience at the opening reception of the International Women’s Forum (...

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    Jessops to open stores in Sainsbury’s
    October 8, 2014 | Posted By:

    Jessops has signed a landmark deal that will see its first ‘Jessops Photography Store’ in a Sainsbury’s Superstore. This is the first of many planned ‘store in stores’ that will bring the Jessops brand direct to the Sainsbury’s shopper, which is bein...