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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 …

Top tips to safeguard your business

 

Safeguarding your business from potential threats is essential, whether by installing access control systems or using CCTV. In addition to demonstrating compliance through duty of care and GDPR and taking necessary steps to protect your brand’s reputation, you should  make security a top priority at your business. Ensure you have the following …

VW Polo Advertising: why does controversial advertising work?

 

Controversial branding and advertising campaigns can ruffle some feathers within society, but one thing that is guaranteed, is that it will catch people’s attention. But the question remains, where do you draw the line? How far is too far? Is there such a thing as bad publicity? Alternative approaches to …

Artificial Intelligence to kill paper invoices for accountants

 

Compleat Software (“Compleat”), the spend and budget management automation software provider, is one step closer to ridding the accounting profession of paper with the release of its self-service purchase invoice capture and approval application, iCompleatInvoice. Delivering the next generation of artificial intelligence driven accounts payable automation, iCompleatInvoice enables small and …