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Making Videos that Sell: A Guide for Small Businesses

 

By Brad Sanzenbacher, Senior Manager, Wrike Video is critical for online marketing. According to Video Brewery, having a video on a web page increases conversions by 80%, and including video in an email campaign increases click-through rates by 200-300%. If you’re a small business owner, it can help you differentiate …

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Creating Staff Incentives for Small Businesses

 

Offering staff something extra along with their paycheck each month can have a huge impact on motivation and performance at work. While offering a quarterly bonus is a draw for many employees, there are other personal touches which can make a difference to those looking to get something more out …

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5 ways to make your ‘mobile office’ thrive

 

The move towards remote, flexible working has grown exponentially in recent years, with 2016 TUC research suggesting the number of people regularly working from home rose by 19% compared to 2006. Small business owners will be well aware of the potential benefits a mobile team can bring, such as reduced …

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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, …