Infographic: Big Data Energy Efficiency

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Big Data is changing the way that many businesses do things. Marketing departments, in particular, now have a huge amount of information to work with in terms of computerised data. They are able to make unique insights about their customers that only become apparent now as a result of having such a vast quantity of…

Beginnings – Quote of the Week

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“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.” – Mike Dooley, US author. Easter is a traditionally a time of new beginnings and getting a fresh start. If you really want to make a change, it will…

Top 5 Tips for SME Print Solutions

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Even though many businesses are increasingly moving to the Cloud to manage and store their data, there is still a need for the majority of office environments to be equipped with a printer. Today’s tip column reveals our Top 5 Tips for choosing the right printer for your business: 1. Your business is likely to…

Boring business may be your big opportunity

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“This is a non smoking flight. All toilets are fitted with smoke detectors as well as cameras for the captain’s personal pleasure. If we catch you smoking we’ll assume you’re on fire and extinguish you…” These were the exact words of the Kulula Airline hostess as she went through the health and safety briefing ahead…

Infographic: Social Media Timings

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If social media is just something you do as an afterthought when all your other business tasks are complete, it is not very likely that you are gaining much traction with it. Different social networks are popular at various times during the day or on different days throughout the week. For example, most people do…

How to make for a greener office environment

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Many businesses are keen to do their bit for the environment and run a greener operation. Even if saving the planet is not as high on your agenda as keeping your business running on a day-to-day basis, going green can have a number of measurable benefits. Recycling within the office can reduce the costs of…

Selling – Quote of the Week

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“I reckon the most important thing about selling is to give people what they think they want.” – Caroline Marland, Irish former managing director of Guardian Newspapers. You might have your own opinion about why your products and services are great and how they will improve the lives of your customers, but unless they feel…

Top 5 Tips for Document Scanning

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Many businesses today need to keep a digital copy of their information so that they can save space and upload to the Cloud. Any business that wants to do this will require a Document Scanner. Today’s tip column reveals our Top 5 Tips for scanning your documents: 1. Before you even begin to start scanning…

Infographic: Third Wave Technology

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The way in which we buy things online is changing. People are increasingly making purchases through interactive televisions and smart devices such as online connected fridges that let you order the groceries you will need. There is also a trend towards being able to make purchases within an actual store by using in-store technologies such…

4 warning signs that work has taken over your life

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- You’re sitting on the sofa watching TV with your partner or kids, but your mind is buzzing with all those tasks that you still haven’t completed yet. You have your iPad or Tablet perched on your knee just in case something urgent pops up (and when it does you sneak into the kitchen to respond).…

Infographic: Data Fragmentation

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Last week Stefan spoke about the hidden dangers of data fragmentation, because small businesses seem quite unaware of the problems that can be caused when they don’t pay due care and attention to what is going on with their data. Some research conducted in an independent report by Freeform Dynamics revealed that a staggering 93%…

The definitive guide to cloud accounting

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If you’ve heard of the cloud but are a little hazy on what it actually means, you certainly aren’t alone. A YouGov survey carried out in 2013 found that almost half (4%) of IT and business decision makers within UK SMEs listed a lack of knowledge as the biggest challenge to adopting cloud-based services. So…

Haste – Quote of the Week

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“Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.” – Sun Tzu, Chinese military theorist. The Art of War is still a highly respected piece of writing in the world…

5 Minutes With… Sharon Jones

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Welcome to the latest in our occasional series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions highlight some of the most interesting entrepreneurial figures in the business world. Our newest interviewee is also our very first international one: Sharon Jones, co-founder of FundWell, an online technology platform which matches…

Top 5 Tips for Moving Business Location

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Sometimes it is necessary for your business to physically move location. Whether you need to finally expand your business outside of your home office or if you are finding the letting costs too steep in your current spot, the process of moving can be a big upheaval to your business life. Today’s tip column reveals…

Infographic: Social Video

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One of the vital components to social media is the proliferation of video. Many of the most popular viral tweets or Facebook posts contain links to videos. This isn’t a coincidence – people love to watch videos and if they see something that they enjoy, they also want their friends to know all about it…

Five Consequences of Data Fragmentation

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Data fragmentation is increasingly becoming the norm for businesses. Now that we are all online and many of us use cloud software to help us in our daily lives, our business data is spread out all over the place. This might not immediately seem like a problem for your business but it certainly could develop…

Infographic: Robots

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It’s human nature to worry if someone is going to come along who can do your job better than you can, but now you also have to worry about whether a robot might eventually replace you instead. No, it’s not the plot of an 80s comedy movie – this is based on real research from…

Taxation – Quote of the Week

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“President Herbert Hoover returned his salary to government. His idea caught on and now we’re all doing it.” – Sam Ewing, US author. This quote is fairly tongue-in-cheek but at its heart there is an undeniable truth that the rewards of working have been somewhat diminished by over zealous taxation. Not only will your business…

Top 5 Tips for Online Publicity

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There’s nothing worse than having a small business that nobody has ever heard of. You work hard every day to provide people with a great product or service and yet when you type your company name into Google it doesn’t even get to the front page. Today’s tip column reveals our Top 5 Tips for…

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