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Breaking Lent in style: the world’s most extravagant dishes

 

Ah, Easter – a time to stuff ourselves silly on chocolate eggs and hot cross buns, falling face-first into all the wonderful food we denied ourselves through Lent. But why stop at a measly Flake? Here are some of the most extravagant and decadent dishes available from restaurants, cafes and …

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Is the customer always king? How to deal with difficult customers

 

When you’re running any kind of business, whether it’s a small start-up or a huge corporation, your customers always remain key to your success. It’s important to treat everyone with fairness and respect, and it’s your responsibility to provide them with a high-quality service. However, it’s also important to be …

The 6 weirdest computer viruses of all time

 

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the ‘Heartbleed’ virus, which affected the security of websites all over the globe. Small business owners all everywhere have been busy frantically updating their websites, changing passwords, sending panicky emails to customers and crossing their fingers. But viruses are almost as old …

A small business introduction to PPC advertising

 

Search marketing is a great way to bring customers right to your digital doorstep, but online advertising can be a tricky business. With “Google” now serving as a synonym for search, you’d be forgiven for thinking that PPC (pay-per-click) advertising begins and ends with that search engine – but what …

The most funny job adverts of all time

 

Social media was ablaze this week at the news that Beyonce was looking for a PR intern – and that they would be paid not in cold hard cash, but in 3 selfies with Queen Bey herself (and unlimited Pepsi products). To the relief of most of the world (and …

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7 tools that will revolutionise the way you do business meetings

 

The business meeting as we know it is dead – the days of boardroom gatherings and drawn-out business lunches with no real purpose are numbered. Small business owners and startup founders are too busy to give up hours that could be better spent doing, well, business, and a new style …

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How to create a positive company culture

 

Image source Onsite medical centres? Free concierge for employees? For many small business owners, having the resources or budget to keep staff happy and productive with the same kind of company culture and perks as the likes of Google, Facebook or the guys in this article is a far-off dream. …

6 of the most unusual Mother’s Day gifts you can buy online

 

It’s that time of year again; time to get a present for the most important lady in your life. Maybe this is the year you decide “No! No more flowers!” and go for something a little more…creative. Here are some (tongue-firmly-in-cheek) options for offspring who feel like living life dangerously. …

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38 ecommerce tips and tricks from online selling pros

 

Small tweaks can make a big difference when it comes to running a successful ecommerce business. Increasing sales online is tricky, and continual optimisation of sales and marketing strategy is the only way to find out exactly what your customers are after. We spoke to a number of online selling …

 
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