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The 7 Most Important Invoices Your Small Business Needs

 

While all small businesses need to send out invoices in order to ensure they receive payment for services rendered or products provided, the specific invoice type they use will differ depending on their business. Many small business owners use the standard invoice, but there are also many other businesses that …

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How to Improve SEO with intelligent Keyword Research

 

There have been many doomsday proclamations over recent years, declaring the death of Search Engine Optimisation amid the rise of pay-per-click and native social media ads. The shady days of keyword-stuffing certainly gave SEO a bad name, but thankfully they’re well and truly over. The text used on your site …

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What can SMEs learn from the Big Boys?

 

Are you a small business? If so, you might think that you can’t compete against the industry leaders — or at least that there’s nothing you can learn from their shopper research techniques. If you’re thinking this, you’d be far from the truth. Not only can small businesses learn from …

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Choosing the right meeting table

 

Generation Z are now holding important positions within companies and employers are shaping the workplace to suit their needs. Gen Z prefers working in collaborative and breakout areas. Having a collaborative meeting space is not only used by employees. It can also be used for a place to meet clients, …

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The 5 Biggest Potential Pitfalls for a Start-Up in Year One

 

By Gary Addison According to the Office for National Statistics 4.76 million people were self-employed between May and July 2016. This equates to 15% of the working population, and illustrates just how tempting it is to be your own boss, creating an enterprise that sustains you financially in the long-term. Although …

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Collaboration brings harmony to start-ups

 

By Marc Verter, director of Salon Musical As a creative business, especially one that relies on a niche audience, Salon Musical faced a difficult task to differentiate in a crowded, well-served market.  The vision was to recreate social gatherings like those that took place in Paris during the 19th Century …

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How To Relocate Your Small Business

 

There is nothing small about the scale of business relocations taking place up and down the country. Countless businesses move their premises each year for a variety of reasons. It could simply be out of a desire to expand and evolve, or that rental prices have become too expensive. Other, …

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How to effectively build your business into a brand

 

Written by Naomi Webb Ask people to tell you their favourite brand name and you’ll not only gain a name, but also most likely a window into their psychology. Brands hit different buttons for different people; they talk to us and tell us what their business is about, and how …

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How to raise awareness of your small business

 

When you’re working hard to build your business up from the ground, it’s hard to get a true sense of how many people actually know about it. You end up operating in a kind of bubble, assuming that because you’ve been marketing your business hard and you think about it …

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How to make your business the go-to place for customers

 

Customers hunting for the best value-for-money services have never had it so good. Businesses only have to look within their own industry to see the volume of competitors and, therefore, consumer choice. But, how do you make your company stand out above the crowd? Barclaycard, who have helped people buy …