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How small businesses can access COVID-19 government relief

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 1, 2020 2:20:20 PM

In our previous post we laid out what support packages the government put in place for small businesses. Now, more information is available on how to claim if your business has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's how small businesses can access government relief packages.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

How technology can future-proof your micro-business in 2020

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 3, 2020 11:56:31 AM

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Technology plays a big part in business today and for micro-business it's no different. The current streamlining of operations and applications may work today but it doesn't guarantee that these will work in the future. Due to this, it's important that your micro-business is always planning ahead.

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How cloud services can help grow your small business

Posted by Amina Addow on Feb 13, 2020 1:15:48 PM

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There comes a time where small business owners start to think about scaling their business. Most of this involves investment, advice and choosing the right business partner. However, cloud services also offer unique ways for small businesses to do this.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

How your small business can save on call costs

Posted by Amina Addow on Feb 13, 2020 11:47:48 AM

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Receiving and answering calls is essential for small businesses in terms of contacting customers or answering queries. However, telecom costs can be expensive, especially for start-ups. There are many ways to cut down on phone bills and keep expenses to a minimum. We delve into the best practical savings so you can focus on growing your business.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

How small businesses can get new customers calling

Posted by Amina Addow on Jan 30, 2020 11:24:25 AM

In an ideal world, your company’s phones would be ringing more frequently than you could answer them. It’s every entrepreneur's dream. Unfortunately not every company experiences this, and sometimes struggle to find customers.

So how can you get customers to call you?

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

9 tips on choosing the right VoIP provider for your small business

Posted by Amina Addow on Jan 27, 2020 1:11:30 PM

Business-grade over IP (VoIP) is the most popular method of telecommunications for micro and small businesses. After all, you get access to a wide range of features such as call conferencing, voicemail to email transcript and remote-working. 

More and more businesses are keen to make the switch but steps need to be taken to find the best-tailored cloud solution for your business.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

How small businesses can use customer testimonials for lead generation

Posted by Amina Addow on Jan 14, 2020 3:12:52 PM

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Small businesses have a unique chance to differentiate themselves from a competitive market by offering excellent customer service. Showing customers you care can increase brand awareness and reputation for your business. In fact, successful customer testimonials can even generate leads and sales for your small business.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

Why cloud computing is perfect for your small business

Posted by Amina Addow on Jan 13, 2020 3:27:13 PM

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Cloud computing is already a part of many large businesses and plays a key part in their IT infrastructure. In 2020, the cloud can also offer a wide range of benefits for small businesses such as features, inexpensive pricing and remote flexibility.

We outline how this can be a perfect fit within your small business and also how it can help your business thrive.

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Topics: Latest, VoIP

bOnline News: What happened in UK telecoms? #2

Posted by Amina Addow on Jan 6, 2020 5:07:41 PM

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In a new series developed by the bOnline team, we give you a round-up of the most important news in UK telecom.

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Topics: Broadband, Latest, VoIP, bOnline & Industry News

How small businesses can prepare for success in 2020

Posted by Amina Addow on Dec 19, 2019 3:24:35 PM

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As we draw near to another completed year and a whole new decade! Small businesses need to take the opportunity to look at what 2020 means for their operations and business development. For business owners, it's essential to plan for the year and we give some areas to focus on.

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Topics: Small business tips, Latest

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