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Businesses give up looking for finance

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It is well documented that traditional banks aren’t willing or able to provide enough finance for SMEs as the aftershocks of the financial crisis still work their way through the system. Unfortunately too many businesses simply give up looking for finance if their bank says ‘No’ as they don’t have the time, energy or knowledge Read the full article…

Basepoint Business Centres Making A Difference For Nepal

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Basepoint, a wholly owned subsidiary company of The ACT Foundation, have launched their “Making A Difference For Nepal” campaign to raise money for ShelterBox (www.shelterbox.org.uk), a UK registered charity providing emergency shelter and vital supplies to Nepal. ShelterBox is sending shelter kits which will help people to mend buildings and build temporary shelters that can Read the full article…

Mobile friendly Google?

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Keep calm, advertising is all in hand. The mobile apocalypse is here! Well that’s what some media outlets will have you believe anyway. Last week Google released its latest search algorithm update that ‘officially’ increased the relevancy of mobile friendly websites within mobile Search Engine Results Pages (SERP’s). According to Google, 50% of all searches Read the full article…

Growing your business the Pareto way

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Are you managing multiple accounts yet failing to hold onto some of your biggest clients? As a salesperson working within a demanding and competitive industry, it doesn’t take much for you to miss the vital signs of an unsatisfied client. If you’re failing to tend to your customer’s needs by investing that extra care and Read the full article…

Do you often ask Who’s Off?

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When you are running any business, there are some tasks that are important but not really a great use of your or your staff’s time. Managing staff leave and holidays is probably one of them, yet you are obliged to keep accurate records of all such leave. The person managing the staff leave, can be Read the full article…

Don’t let your office move affect your bottom line

It is regularly documented that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events but what about when you need to move business premises? Whether you are a sole trader, SME or multinational every commercial move comes with a unique set of challenges and between researching new offices, planning the move and sorting logistics on Read the full article…

Unbolted offers the lowest rate guarantee in the country

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Pawnbroking is a fast, easy and safe option to secure a loan against your high value personal assets. Over the years, pawnbroking has emerged as a convenient alternative to small business owners and other individuals for raising short term credit without going through credit checks and other lengthy procedures. Unbolted, a UK based online personal Read the full article…

Philips Picopix brings Free to Air TV straight to the big screen

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Philips PicoPix today brought its PPX 3610 device to the Digital Winter event. This multimedia pocket projector enables users to directly connect to the internet and project a range of digital content from a single device. Being the market leading brand in the UK and Europe for pico projectors. Philips’ PPX 3610 with its integrated Read the full article…

Branching into 21st Century Telephony

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Contemporary telephone systems play a far more crucial and creative role in businesses than previously thanks to advances in technology and the impact of the Internet. James Passingham, founder and CEO of Foehn, explains why telephony is now at the heart of customer contact and interaction. The IP PBX  The traditional PBX (Private Branch Exchange) made Read the full article…

All you need to know about iBeani and their stylish tablet bean bags

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iBeani™ is making waves in the tablet accessory and gift market, with an ingenious product which use the beanbag concept to create a collection of quality, stylish stands for tablet devices, providing stability and comfort to the user, whether lounging, lying or travelling. “Unless at a desk the everyday tablet stands do not work. Like Read the full article…

Three of the best business cars

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Leasing a car for business is a much cheaper alternative to buying your business cars outright, and you don’t have to worry about your cars losing value after you’ve bought them. Also, because you can return your cars at the end of their lease term, you could essentially get into a new or well-maintained car every Read the full article…

Ten affordable marketing tips to help promote your business

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Believe it or not, you don’t have to break the bank to market your business. Of course, professional consultants and flashy TV ads cost money, but if you’re looking for free ways to get your brand known, there are many things you can do. Chris Surridge from Whitefish Marketing offers ten suggestions to get the Read the full article…

The pros of car leasing

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When you lease a car you rent a car for a certain amount of time and make small monthly payments at a fixed price. You can also either get a short or long term lease contract and pay anywhere from 6-48 months, depending on which deal suits you and your business best. At the end of Read the full article…

Why VoIP telephony has grown in popularity among startup and small businesses

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James Passingham, CEO and Founder of Foehn, explains why VoIP telephony has grown in popularity among startup and small businesses. One of the most common, versatile and essential tools for most businesses is the telephone and its use varies according to the nature of each company. Some rely heavily, for example, on making outbound calls Read the full article…

Death threats pose no deterrent for pioneering African start-up VoguePay

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African start-up VoguePay use geo-location monitoring and behavioural analysis to pin down criminal gang. When VoguePay.com set up the company to enable businesses of all sizes process or accept digital payments in and out of Africa in local as well as major international currencies, they had not factored death threats into the calculus. Intelligent monitoring Read the full article…

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