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Habitual Thinking: Does It Cost You?

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In the telecoms industry it’s almost impossible to be at work without hearing the words “cloud” or “VoIP” at least 10 times an hour, but where that is par for the course for us, these terms are being sidestepped by businesses that may be put off by new innovations in favour of the status quo. Read the full article…

Screen Rescue release six franchise territories with special low-cost entry levels designed to get you started in business this easter

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Screen Rescue has released six franchise territories with unprecedented low-cost entry levels designed to help new franchisees get started in business this Easter. The UK’s Commercial Windscreen Repairs Specialist is offering six business minded entrepreneur’s significant savings off their usual franchise license fee for the exclusive post code territories of Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Cambridge, Stevenage, Milton Read the full article…

Helping Businesses Gain Better Access to Finance

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If you want to grow your business, chances are you are going to need to raise finance to help you reach your goal. Blue Sky Corporate Finance is an independent, professional and experienced corporate finance team specialising in advising and supporting small and medium sized business. A major part of our work is to help Read the full article…

The Idea Works! – Calling SMEs to Enter

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Compass Group UK & Ireland, a leading provider of food and support services across the UK is calling on SMEs to enter the first The Idea Works! of 2015. The initiative finds the best innovative new concepts in food, drink, services and facilities management and helps get them off the ground. To enter, candidates fill Read the full article…

Top 4 website mistakes and how to avoid them

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Today, most businesses should have a website. A website is your digital shop window and is an important marketing tool to promote your business, attract new customers and keep your current customers informed of what your business is doing. If you are thinking about investing in a website for your business or are reviewing how Read the full article…

5 top tips from Creativedge Training for successful selling

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Competition is here to stay and is more relevant than ever, especially if you’ve seen the news today and Murdoch’s comments on Netflix and Amazon Really interesting news story in the Guardian, with Rupert Murdoch saying how the media industry now needs to be on ‘on the same page’ about the need to come up Read the full article…

Top 5 promotional items items

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Here at Checkmate Corporate Gifts our clients are an eclectic mix of businesses and industries however, while many choose to go with new and innovative products most of our customers select from our core range and here are our top 5 promo items. #1 Contour Ballpens This ergonomically designed pen with it’s soft rubber grip Read the full article…

Not any type of IT support company?

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Atech Support is a 24/7 IT Smartsourcing company. In a world of generic IT suppliers, we go above and beyond the run-of-the-mill. In the UK, in Europe, in China and beyond, our dedication to service, and our ability to work on site with you in a spirit of complete partnership – as an extended part Read the full article…

You find, they’ll seek

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The key to your success is the people you employ – so how do you find them? Ian Hardy, managing director of Onyx Recruitment, explains the value of using a recruitment agency. If you already know several superstars with relevant experience, who are falling over themselves to join your business, then it’s easy, isn’t it? Read the full article…

What’s the damage? – Recruitment

Why DIY recruitment could cost you time, money & your USP. Last year Richard Branson wrote, in his LinkedIn piece How I Hire: “There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team.” And yet, according to a recent YouGov poll over half of SMEs believe their recruitment methods are not fit Read the full article…

Keep your Recruitment Costs Low

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We all know that when you need to hire staff speed and costs are always important when you need to hire staff, so here at Flat Fee Recruiter we provide a low cost online recruitment advertising service designed to save you time and money. It doesn’t have to be complicated Our solution is really quite Read the full article…

Settlement agreements – one year on

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Helena Woodward looks at settlement agreements a year after their introduction. Last July we saw the introduction of settlement agreements. These renamed, simplified versions of the compromise agreement were part of the government’s reforms to employment law. The intention was that the settlement agreement would make it far easier for an employer to propose a Read the full article…

The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

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As a small business owner we know that your time is precious and you have more important things to do than worrying about payroll. We also know that we can save you time and money saved by outsourcing your payroll, but there are other reasons why you should consider this as a strategy. Processing payroll Read the full article…

How to avoid a financial hard landing

Depending on whose figures you choose to believe, something like 50% of new businesses fail within the first year.  Why?  The simplest answer is that they run out of money.  That’s a bit like saying “the plane crashed because it lost too much height.”  The statement is so obvious it sounds stupid.  But that is Read the full article…

Introduction to Frillo: “Like Amazon, But for Business”

We hear it a lot, some people say Frillo is “like Amazon, but for business” and yes, it’s a flattering comparison, but we we’re working towards becoming better. In fact, we’re definitely not Amazon for business. We’re completely revolutionising the way small businesses buy products and services and our model (unlike others) is completely transparent! Read the full article…