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A pain in the Glass?

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  Matthew Dick and Anna Reid of D Young & Co, look at a recent attempt by Google to trademark the word “Glass”, to highlight the issues for businesses trying to trademark a descriptive word Trademarks can be a tricky business, and some will look to take advantage of the complexity of current laws. Therefore […]

The perils of rising interest

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Are you ready for higher interest rates – and is there anything you can do to cushion the blow? Adam Aiken takes a look Interest rates have been at a historical low of 0.5% for more than half a decade. There have been suggestions at various times during this period that rates are about to […]

It’s an Android World

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Tech Stars’ Jon Bradford investigates how Android has gained ground, while Silicon Valley snobbery isolates Apple Nothing creates more arguments and flame wars online than raging debates  between Apple’s iPhone fan-boys and those of Google’s Android operating system. It is widely accepted that Apple’s iPhone and IOS operating system were years ahead of anything else […]

How to increase your website conversion rate

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Eddie O’ Driscoll, Managing Director of digital marketing agency DPFOC, takes a look at your websites conversion rate and how you can optimise it in this handy infographic.

Flexibility tempts half of British SMEs to the Cloud

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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, focused on Cloud use and based on responses from 439 CEOs, MDs and owners of SME […]

Endure those dreaded meetings – Over £165 of prizes to be won

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Make the most of meetings with over £165 of great prizes to be won! **THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED** Nobody likes meetings. They can drag on for ages and often you leave with a list the length of your arm to add to your “to-do” list. But thanks to the companies featured in “We love…” this […]

Sector specific experts to deliver high impact education at The Meetings Show 2014

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Experts from the meetings industry as well as key vertical sectors have created a targeted education programme for The Meetings Show 2014 with streams dedicated to agency bookers, corporate planners, associations, pharmaceutical & healthcare, PAs and secretaries, technology and meetings design. “We have once again sought the wisdom and experience of industry leaders to create […]

IS YOUR BUSINESS SAFE ONLINE?

Last year 87% of small businesses were not* Nominet is a brand new web-based service to help keep YOUR business safe online. WE give you 3 months FREE access > All YOU do is tell us what you think *BIS 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey  Don’t be one of them, keep YOUR business Safe online, […]

What would you do if your business was attacked online?

If cyber security is high on your worry list but low on your priority list as you don’t know how to protect your business, you are probably one of the many micro and small businesses not equipped to deal with cyber attacks. With this in mind Nominet, guardian of the UK domain family infrastructure have […]

J.K. Rowling voted most inspiring businesswoman

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Anita Roddick, Karen Brady and Holly Tucker also recognised on eve of International Women’s Day by British freelancers On the eve of International Women’s Day, children’s author J K Rowling has been voted the most inspirational businesswoman in a survey* of UK freelancers by Crunch Accounting. Earning 23% of all votes, Rowling beat a high profile […]

Trunki on Dragons’ Den: On Tour

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Theo Paphitis comes to visit Trunki Towers to see how we’re getting on 3 years on from Trunki’s first Den appearance!  

Renewable energy store launches franchise opportunities across UK

Renewable energy supplier Green Square has announced the launch of a franchise operation, inspiring entrepreneurs to aid to the UK-wide expansion of the brand and renewable energy targets. Currently around 1.5% of our energy is provided by renewable sources; by 2020 this figure needs to reach 15%, and 40% by 2050. Since the launch of […]

Preparing for growth with asset financing

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With banks still reticent to lend, asset financing offers a viable and reliable alternative source of funding as businesses prepare for a return to growth, says Maxxia’s CEO, Roger Skinner. Business confidence is returning to both the UK and global economies with many firms expected to invest more this year in anticipation of a return […]

Start-up has muscle

An online retailer is attracting interest from investors after achieving monthly turnover of £200,000 just months after start-up. Musclefood.com supplies high protein foods including top quality fresh meats as well as supplements and other innovative products such as protein bread and crisps. Despite only going live in January this year the site is already making monthly […]

Business Jargon Infographic

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You call one of your colleagues. You just want to touch base, you want to take it offline. You’re trying to get buy in because you really need to drill down and move the needle. Do you know what people are thinking when you come out with phrases like these? You bet they’re impressed. That’s […]