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Why your business can not ignore evolving customer personas

 

In order for businesses to stay ahead of the game and continue their success, they have to keep up with customer habits, behaviours and trends. This is especially relevant online, where businesses do have the luxury to track what is working and what is not for their customers and crucially, …

Top Tips to Help You Identify a Phishing Email

 

By Tim Hall, Blue Logic. Cybercrime is on the rise, organisations and small businesses especially need to be savvy about how to keep their business secure. Cybercriminals are not only looking to exploit weaknesses in your systems, they are looking to exploit you and your awareness on identifying fake emails. We’re …

How to deal with delivery as a small business owner

 

David Grimes, CEO of My Parcel Delivery Delivery can often be a time-consuming and stressful process to manage. There are so many elements that you need to consider when shipping products. How quickly does the customer expect their item to arrive? Where is it travelling to? How should it be …

Going Solo – How to Make the Most of Expos When Forced to Go Alone

 

Greg Lennox, Managing Director of RAL Display, discusses what you can do when you have no choice but to attempt an exhibition or trade show alone.  It’s no secret that exhibitions are fantastic marketing, even if they are exhausting. This is just one reason why it’s best to tackle them …

Four key data retention rules for small businesses

 

By Paul Ravey, Sales Manager, Access Records Management, a document storage and small business records management service May 2018 will see the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation – a comprehensive legislative endeavour that applies to any business processing the information of any EU citizen in any country. …

What is Bitcoin and how will your small business benefit from using it?

 

By Nick Rojas You have probably heard of Bitcoin, but that doesn’t mean you understand what it is or how to use it. However, Bitcoin offers numerous opportunities to entrepreneurs, even if they do not run businesses in the tech or finance sectors. Read on to learn more about what …

The psychology of engagement at your business expo

 

Whether you work in sales, retail or hospitality, customer service and engagement are key drivers towards the overall success of your business. While the techniques for marketing are numerous, exhibitions and conferences offer the chance to showcase your business and meet with current and potential customers. But how do you …

Checkout.com secures a place on Tech City’s Future Fifty

 

Checkout.com, a leading international online payment solutions provider, has been included in Tech City’s renowned Future Fifty programme for 2018. Future Fifty is a government-backed initiative, introduced in 2014 to support the UK’s pioneering tech businesses. Previous Future Fifty alumni include peer to peer lending platform, RateSetter, and online fast …

Social media strategies: catering for new business

 

At the beginning of 2017, the UK had more social media users than any other year. Over 58% of the UK’s population were active social media users, equating to over 39 million people across all social media platforms. With that number estimated to have risen to over 42 million users …

Top Tips for Running a Successful Online Business

 

By Nicky Felix, founder and owner of Box2 E-commerce has opened a lot of doors in the business world: for some, it has provided an additional source of income and extended reach for existing companies; for others, it has made businesses viable where they never could have been on the high …