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Top 5 Tips for Productive Meetings

Top 5 Tips for Productive Meetings

As pointed out in an earlier post, it is worth thinking twice before scheduling a meeting and preferable to first consider whether the meeting is really necessary. When you do arrange a meeting, make sure it is as productive as possible. 1. Be clear about what you want to achieve. This could be one of…

Are You Struggling to Find IT Staff?

Are You Struggling to Find IT Staff?

Integrated cloud-based IT systems can help solve one of the biggest problems for small businesses: How to find the right information technology experts. Recruiting the right IT staff seems to be problematic for almost half of all SMEs across the UK, according to a recent report published by IT hosting company Node4. This problem might…

Top 5 Tips to Become a Better Public Speaker

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

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.…

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…

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