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Using cause marketing to improve your brand awareness

 

If you are a SME business owner it can sometimes be quite difficult to run a successful online marketing campaign. It requires a lot of planning and it can bring a poor financial when a business can least afford it. When cash isn’t easy to come by it can be …

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Don’t get caught out: Understanding small business law

 

Running your own business is tricky enough, the last thing you need is to be tripped up, or bamboozled, by laws you had no idea existed. Understanding the legal environment in which your business operates in is vital in its growth and success. The below looks at the areas of …

Asia’s competitive trading landscape and how to get involved

 

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) China now has the world’s largest economy[1], knocking the US from the top spot. Estimated to be worth $17.6tn, China’s economy is still growing and has expanded at approximately 10% a year for the last 32 years[2]. And it’s not just China: East …

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10 free apps every entrepreneur needs

 

Doodle Sick of wasting time endlessly emailing to get that important meeting in the diary? Doodle streamlines the process allowing you to finalise plans with just one email, meaning you can spend more time on what matters – growing your business. Create an event online with potential dates, send it …

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How These 5 Trends Can Make Your Business a Success

 

The days when businesses could make a profit from just a thoughtful shop display and local footfall are long gone. You could have the best product on the market, but getting the attention you need to make a profit on it can be a slog, especially with so many chain …

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Women in Suits: Are Corporations Ready for a Gender Shift?

 

Research undertaken by Catalyst in 2014 revealed that there is only a minority of women holding senior management roles in the United States. The research showed that North America has 21% of women in senior management positions, Latin America has 23%, Europe (Nordic region) has 24%, and ASEAN territories have 32%. It …

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How to save energy in your office – infographic

 

Energy costs some serious dollar for all businesses – whatever the size. Happily, there are ways to reduce the spend by focusing on some fundamental methods to save energy in your office. Since we’re the helpful kind at SBH, we wanted to share this great infographic from our friends at SwitchmyBusiness.com. And if …

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How to save money on energy bills this summer

 

It’s time to rejoice, summer is finally here! As a nation of weekend sun worshippers, we couldn’t be happier to see the rays shining through our windows and warming up our homes. However once the weekend is over and it’s back to business, our enthusiasm for a warm temperature starts …