Businesses have a lot of costs to consider. Some services are more necessary than others. One you may not have thought about is outsourcing your IT support and it is worth knowing the advantages of these services. Cut costs Unlike having someone constantly on site, with an outsourced service you are only paying for what…

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Businesses are often vulnerable to viruses, hacks and ransomware threats. A mistake companies often make is thinking “We’re just a small company, why would someone want to hack us?” Ironically, this is often precisely the reason why these small companies are targeted and why it is important to ensure you are properly protected. Here are…

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When times are tough, one of the first things that often gets cut is marketing. However, this is often a big mistake. Marketing is what lets people know about your business and here are a few of the reasons why marketing is essential for your business. Engaging your customers Marketing is no longer just billboards…

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If you think about it, your website is effectively your company’s shop window. This is where people will look up information about you and get their initial first impression. What you don’t want is a shop window where the display looks dated or worse needs tidying up. Therefore, here are the top 5 things to…

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Thanks to the great response to my previous blog which offered some advice on starting a business in a recession (click here to read) and a fair bit more free time on my hands, I thought I would write another which looks at some businesses which surprisingly were started in times of dire economic conditions.…

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I am sure we all agree that this is a terrible time and one of mass insecurity. I have experienced a few economic downturns in my time and still recall the big hit of 2008. Amongst the uncertainty, disruption and in many cases heartbreak there are success stories. Tales which come out of the darkness…

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As working remotely becomes more of a necessity in these recent times, it is something people may not be used to. Some people can find it hard to focus, while others may burn out. With a few tips it is possible to develop a consistent routine and get the most out of working remotely. Dress…

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As springtime nears, everyone starts to think about spring cleaning. However, it’s not just your drawers or the kitchen microwave that could do with a scrub, your company’s tech can also do with a bit of decluttering to help spark more joy from your devices. Your mobile If you are self-employed or do a lot…

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Most businesses have to use telephones or have some kind of phone system put in place. Even if you are self-employed, the chances are you will have some kind of mobile contact number or use a virtual assistant. Hosted telephony (sometimes referred to as cloud telephony or hosted VoIP) is when you use an outside…

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