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The turn off for a new career

 

The purpose of life is to live with excitement and experience new thrills — but sometimes, our conventional 9-5 job can bring us back down to Earth. There comes a point where you feel as though you have hit a brick wall and looking for an entirely new career path …

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, …

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 …

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 …

How to Spot Your Best Market Opportunities

 

Established firms tend to struggle when having to identify and execute new opportunities for value creation. While established organisations are usually good at execution, they aren’t normally designed to engage in the art of entrepreneurship. Larger and more complex firms can stifle their own growth by the same forces which …

4MinuteTech – a new way of keeping up with tech news

 

Small business owners are notoriously busy. But despite this, you still need to stay up to date with all the newest tech developments to successfully run your business in this digital age. It’s quite a dilemma. What if we told you there’s a way to find all the latest tech …

How to run an office well – what’s actually involved?

 

By Joff Sharpe, Head of Operations at British Land and Storey  How hard could running a small business office really be? Like most seemingly straightforward tasks, it’s more complicated in practice. After you’ve got your workspace up and running, ensuring that it stays that way can take considerable effort and …