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Top 5 tactics cold callers use to speak to a decision maker

 

Compiled by Callum Booth from Made by Chameleon Cold callers will try anything to get through to a decision maker. From asking for Dave to pretending they’re Google, here are some of the worst.   “This isn’t a sales call”   “I am calling from Google” – really, it’s just a small marketing …

Planning to make your first business video?

Calling all video virgins!

 

So you want to make a video to promote your business. But how do you go about it? Jemma Caldwell, founder of Tanami, discusses the best ways to begin. Losing one’s video virginity should not be considered lightly. You shouldn’t give it up to just anyone; you need to know …

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Why a serviced office is the answer to your business prayers

 

Do you think serviced offices are not for your business? Jess Baker begs you to reconsider. Serviced offices are significantly gaining popularity and new developments are constantly cropping up in big cities all over the world. While they’re generally more expensive than traditional office spaces, they can certainly be beneficial. The …

Seven types of customers we see each day

 

By Gareth Jeffery, operations manager at alldayPA The Hulk We all know this type of person. THEY’RE THE ONE WHO SPEAKS WITH A BROKEN CAPS LOCK. It’s amazing how quickly they can do this to your good mood:   The Holier Than Thou Remember, they’re the ones doing YOU a favour …

Who needs a studio when you’ve got a storage unit? Saturday Sewing Sessions

 

From its early beginnings above a pub in Chelsea, to the beautifully decorated studio space you see today, ‘Saturday Sewing Sessions’ teaches more than the art of sewing. Business owner Arianna Cadwallader is passionate about millinery and dressmaking and has inspired students to enjoy the creative process. Students can look …

4 reasons why customers don’t trust your website

 

We’ve all had that “get me out of here” moment when browsing online. It could have been because you landed on a website where the content looked shady or because you visited an online store and their security credentials didn’t look legit. Whatever it was, the outcome was the same: …

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Will your business survive if you go offline?

 

By Andy Hollingworth, Director of SOHO, SME & Corporate, TalkTalk Business In the not too distant past, if your office closed, so did your business; today the same principle also applies to your network and the internet. For many small businesses, being online not only helps level the playing field …

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Office time wasting tactics revealed

 

We’ve all done it at some point – volunteered to do a tea-round, had a mini toilet nap, or been overcome by the irresistible urge to get your desk just right. Now a recent study has discovered the top ways that Brits waste time at work. The results are pretty …

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Eight steps to transform the profitability of your business

 

By Ian Baxter, owner and chairman of Baxter Freight Profit is the lifeblood of any business – it’s certainly not a dirty word! Yet when it comes down to it, many businesses aren’t as profit-focussed as they could be. Before I offer my advice, when I talk about profit focus, …

 
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