Top 5 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

For many people the fear of speaking in public is second only to the fear of dying. Don’t let this put you off: Giving presentations, speeches and talks is an effective and valuable undertaking to promote your business and generate leads. It raises your professional profile, too, and can help you become an expert in…

Ofcom Calls For Improved Broadband

This week, Ofcom has called for joint action between the regulator, industry and government to improve broadband services for smaller businesses. Wile 85 per cent of UK SMEs feel their business needs are well catered for by the communications market, a significant number expressed concerns about speeds, availability, quality of service, and choosing between providers.…

How to Go Digital

How to Go Digital

This week, Ofcom has called for a joint effort by regulators, industry and government to improve broadband services for smaller businesses. There are 5.2 million SMEs in the UK, and 83 per cent of these consider communications services to be fundamental to their business. In view of another recent report – by the International Telecommunications…

The Future of Cloud Computing

The Future of Cloud Computing

Focussing exclusively on cost-savings is no longer sufficient when evaluating the benefits of cloud computing. Although there can be substantial cost savings, it is increasingly important that cloud services support businesses as a whole. This will allow companies to streamline business processes and react swiftly to market changes. The concept of cloud computing is actually…

Don’t Forget About Print Advertising! Three 3 Times Brands Made It Work

Don’t Forget About Print Advertising!  Three   3 Times Brands Made It Work

Poster printing is everywhere. Despite shifts to Twitter ads, PPC campaigns and digital banners, we still see a lot of print based campaigns every single day. So, is print really dying or is it just reestablishing itself? London based poster printing company Ro-Am Posters say that despite digital trends they are still seeing numerous orders…

Why Startups Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be and Why It Doesn’t Matter

Why Startups Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be and Why It Doesn’t Matter

Typically, when we read about new businesses and entrepreneurs it’s all ‘this is the new Facebook’ or ‘how this business has really taken off in the last year’ and all too often, the media focus entirely on the glamour and success of entrepreneurism. But the life of an entrepreneur is by no means an entirely…

The Growing Startup Scene Hungary & Budapest

The Growing Startup Scene Hungary & Budapest

When you talk about the most exciting startup scenes across Europe, the cities of London, Berlin and Stockholm are usually on the tips of most tongues while Hungary and its capital Budapest aren’t traditionally associated with the startup community. Better know for its hot springs and the Chain Bridge that links the two separate areas…

Is French Still An Important Business Language?

Is French Still An Important Business Language?

A portion of English speaking people, particularly in the USA, are feeling that French is becoming a redundant language in the business world. People are arguing that learning French is antiquated whilst others are still claiming it’s in the top five languages to learn for business. It’s the language of love and the choice for…

Ways SMEs can save money

Ways SMEs can save money

When it comes to your small or medium enterprise (SME) the ability to save on operating costs without sacrificing efficiency can make a huge difference in both your bottom line and your future as an organisation. As a fast growing sector of the Australian economy and with over 1.2 million SME’s across the nation there…

Professionalism Without The Price Tag

Professionalism Without The Price Tag

When embarking upon a new small enterprise or startup money tends to be on the tight side. But a lean budget doesn’t have to mean unprofessional looking. Clients don’t need to know if you’re operating out of your basement or not – you can still maintain a very high quality front without wasting too much…

3 reasons why it pays to use a broker when looking for Combined Motor Insurance

3 reasons why it pays to use a broker when looking for Combined Motor Insurance

Choosing the right insurance can seem like a stressful and tedious process, but it doesn’t have to be! There are many reasons to use a broker and we have put together a list of our top 3 to show you why it’s a good idea! 1. You can get to know all of your options.…

Mouth to Mouth Marketing

Getting new prospects is the first step in getting new clients and orders. Even then it is not certain you will get any new business. Over the years I have learned one thing, customer referrals are by a long way the best way to get new customers. Simply put, clients who talk about you do…

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

Do you really need to have a meeting? I would suggest not! Meetings cost time – which means money. Often meetings achieve very little and are not really necessary. But should you need to discuss – person to person – any issues, there are other ways to hold a meeting too. Here to help you…

Is average good?

When you talk to people about how their business is doing, they will often say something like: ‘OK – average, I guess.’ What does that even mean, I do not know and more to the point the people who said it don’t know either. I’m much more for the way Australians use the word ‘average’!…

White collar crime does pay, doesn’t it?

White collar crime does pay, doesn’t it?

My favourite group of people, the bankers, are in the news again. This time it is not mainly about fraud, but about £16.5m extra bonuses paid by Barclays Bank to its executives. While the rest of us has to live with cuts to our welfare state, these guys are paying themselves more and more money,…

Can’t Travel to Work? It Doesn’t Matter if You’re in The Cloud!

Can’t Travel to Work? It Doesn’t Matter if You’re in The Cloud!

If you’re sick of staff sickness, the Cloud could be your remedy Discover how embracing the Cloud can help keep workers working and your business booming. Employee absence due to ill health costs the UK economy almost £29 billion every year. As you can imagine, the worse hit are the small and medium sized businesses,…

Are we all hypocrites?

Are we all hypocrites?

How often have I complained about our High Street consisting of only coffee shops and charity shops – not that I have anything against charity shops or coffee shops for that matter? Everyone I talk to says it is sad to see all the independent shop owners go and disappear. It is especially poignant when…

Create the ultimate home office working environment in 5 easy steps

Create the ultimate home office working environment in 5 easy steps

With increasing numbers of people working from home, such as knowledge workers, freelancers, and stock traders, a high specification office is not a luxury any more – it’s essential for your health and effectiveness. As well as helping you work efficiently, a home office can allow you to enjoy some creature comforts. However, with most…

Ready to Take Your Startup to the Next Level? Consider Outsourcing These Services

Ready to Take Your Startup to the Next Level? Consider Outsourcing These Services

Outsourcing sometimes gets a bad reputation as it can conjure up images of workers being paid low wages while a company’s profits soar. While that certainly happens in some instances, outsourcing can also be a really savvy way for business owners to take their startup operations to the next level. Below you’ll find a list…

How to achieve simplicity in a complex world.

How to achieve simplicity in a complex world.

Making it easy for your customers to do business with you is one of the cornerstones of business success. Customers are happy to invest in relationships that promise simplicity in the future, i.e. with their personal data. But what good is all that if that data is then locked away and not available when needed,…

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