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Credit Card Merchants Make Accepting Payments Simple

The more types of payment you are able to accept from your customers, the more likely you are to actually sell your products and services. This is true no matter what kind of business you run, and thanks to the increasing prevalent of mobile payment merchants, the days of only being able to accept cash…

Top 5 Tips for Social Media #Hashtags

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Hashtags are widely used on social media, especially on Twitter, but have now been adopted by many other social media platforms too. A hashtag is used to collect a series of messages…

We’ve all got to do more to retain great people

We’ve all heard it before. Try and keep the best people, and surround yourself with people better than you. This is the secret of success, and apparently people like Branson are masters at it. However, many people have reported that small businesses suffer from ‘resource poverty’ when it comes to people management and business owners…

Five personality traits to benefit any project manager

Consider this: two projects are in trouble; one team bring their project to a successful conclusion; the other team fails. What’s the difference between the two of them? Leaving aside the variables, the difference may well be the personality traits of the project managers in charge. Here are five personal attributes that might make one…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Conferencing

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Hosting a conference is one of the best ways for your business to network with the movers and shakers from your industry or even get some face-to-face time with your customers, especially…

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Company’s Holiday Party

With the Holidays still fresh in your mind, now might be a good time to start thinking about this year’s office party in advance. You and your employees have worked hard this year. It’s only natural that you’d want to reward them for a job well done during the holiday season. With the economy being…

Presenteeism

It is sometimes surprising how easy it is to get managers or business owners to believe their staff are working! Just clock in and all is well, but is it? If you need to worry about staff doing their work, you have problems. Motivating staff has to be the name of the game, not monitoring…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Success in 2013

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Start this new year with a post-mortem of all the things you did right (or wrong) in 2012. It is important for you to understand exactly why your actions succeeded or failed…

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