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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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A guide to government support for small business during COVID-19

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 24, 2020 9:46:55 AM

Over the past week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has put into place plans to support small businesses during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

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8 top tips on scaling your small business

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 23, 2020 12:33:33 PM

There comes a time where every small business thinks of scaling and expanding.  While some succeed, most hit a glass ceiling and tend to fail. In fact, 60% of UK businesses go under in three years.

We've complied top areas to consider to make sure that the scaling of your business has the best chance of success.

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The complete guide to setting up a home office

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 17, 2020 2:24:00 PM

Whether you're a virtual worker, an owner of an online business or want your own space for business tasks. Setting up a home office is needed to work from home successfully

We look at the underlying mechanics of setting up a home office.

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10 tips to work from home efficiently

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 9, 2020 11:58:12 AM

10 tips to work from home efficiently

Working from home has become a vital benefit for employees, but how do you stay focused and productive? Here are tips to ensure you work effectively amongst the midst of self-isolation or dedicated working from home.

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10 tricks for small business savings

Posted by Amina Addow on Feb 24, 2020 1:26:29 PM

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Running a small business isn’t simple when you’re struggling to keep your business going. However, there are various areas where you can look to cut costs, lower your overhead and still reach your target market while you grow your business.

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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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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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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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7 Ways Cloud Computing is Changing the Business World

Posted by Amina Addow on Oct 30, 2019 4:34:22 PM

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More and more businesses are switching to the cloud for both their internal and external communications. Surveys show that this trend is being adopted more by large companies than smaller ones. In fact, 41% of surveyed businesses are planning to expand spending on cloud technologies.

So, why all the interest in cloud computing? Here are the ways cloud computing is drastically changing the world of business.

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