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Boring business may be your big opportunity

Boring business may be your big opportunity

“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

Infographic: Social Media Timings

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

How to make for a greener office environment

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

Selling – Quote of the Week

“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

Top 5 Tips for Document Scanning

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

Infographic: Third Wave Technology

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

4 warning signs that work has taken over your life

– 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

Infographic: Data Fragmentation

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

The definitive guide to cloud accounting

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

Haste – Quote of the Week

“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…

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