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Suzannah Hale

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Marketing to Millennials

Posted by Suzannah Hale on Jul 13, 2018 12:06:55 PM

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This generation has fallen into the digital age and the plethora of new ways to connect. Each new social media phenomenon has left other networks trying to win back their once loyal followers.

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A shoutout to all the GDPR survivors

Posted by Suzannah Hale on Jul 10, 2018 12:32:43 PM

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You survived GDPR - now make it start benefiting you!
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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

How can I get faster broadband in a rural area?

Posted by Suzannah Hale on Jun 22, 2018 11:21:26 AM

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When you start a business, your home is often your office, but for those fortunate enough to live in the wonderful British countryside, your broadband could cause you some problems.

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Topics: Small business tips, Broadband, Latest

Bust the myth - Email Marketing

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 29, 2018 9:54:15 AM

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It is surprising to see the number of myths surrounding email marketing! 86% of business professionals prefer to use email when communicating for business purposes so if you’re thinking of stopping email marketing in your business STOP. 

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Should you use SEO and PPC together?

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 24, 2018 9:50:29 AM

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I’ve always thought of SEO and PPC as two completely separate processes, and not together. But now I think about it, SEO and PPC should both be used together to grow your online presence, you shouldn’t have to pick one or the other! Actually, they work hand in hand, and can lower the cost of the services!

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Six key areas to ensure your startup grows

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 22, 2018 10:05:42 AM

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Every business reaches a time when they’ve hit the glass ceiling, but want to keep growing. But they’re not always sure how to. How can you know if it is the right time? Of course every business is different, so will be ready at different times, but below I’ve outlined some areas to consider BEFORE you start to grow your startup. If these six areas are set up correctly before you begin to grow, you’ll have a smoother journey.

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How to run your business from your smartphone

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 17, 2018 10:01:54 AM

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With businesses moving to the cloud, working from a smartphone is now a reality for many people. Faster internet speeds, and WiFi hotspots everywhere we go - even on the Tube! People are increasingly using their smartphones to get more work done, whether it is while commuting to and from work, or at home.

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Topics: Small business tips, Broadband, Latest, VoIP

How will GDPR affect your cloud phone?

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 15, 2018 10:27:55 AM

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GDPR is the new data protection legislation coming into action on the 25th of May 2018. As well as any customer data you collect or process, your cloud phone calls are also going to be affected. You’ll soon need a legitimate reason for retaining phone numbers and recording calls, notifying and gaining permission from the user before you do so. Likewise with contacting old leads by phone. If you’re storing lead data, the user must be informed and give consent.

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VoIP - the phone system for individuals and sole traders

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 8, 2018 9:38:14 AM

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As a sole trader or the single employee of your business, the most important person in your business is you. It’s vital that you remain connected to your customers, suppliers and partners at all times. If you’re at a meeting or out of the office - which many business owners are - you still need to answer all your phone calls, wherever you are.

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How the cloud is changing the way for small businesses

Posted by Suzannah Hale on May 3, 2018 3:16:22 PM

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There is no doubt that cloud phones are paving the way for how businesses will be run in the future. But research shows that over half of small businesses in the UK still aren’t using the cloud.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest, VoIP

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