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How to keep costs down while replacing your ERP software

 

By Martin Craze, founder and Managing Director of Applied Business Computers One of the biggest reasons businesses avoid transitioning to a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software are the costs involved. The average lifespan of an ERP system falls between 7-10 years – how long has your current software been kicking …

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Essential PPC Testing Tips for Beginners

 

Being visible online is vital for small businesses, and one quick win is to run a pay per click (PPC) campaign to get visitors to your website. In this article, Adzooma, the all-in-one digital marketing platform, offer tips to businesses and beginners who are undertaking PPC advertising. Testing is a …

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Turn your phone into your PA with these five apps

 

By Gabriele Ottino, Productivity Expert and MD of Doodle If there’s one thing small business owners need more of, it’s time. Unfortunately, not many of us have the luxury of a personal assistant who devotes their time solely to saving ours. Every week many costly hours are wasted on necessary yet …

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Making security integral to business strategy

 

By, Jonathan Martin, EMEA Operations Director at Anomali Home to many of the most innovative ideas for new or improved services and products, small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), act as the backbone of the British economy. In 2016 they had a combined turnover of £1.8 trillion; 47% of all …

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How to Recognise and Deal with Workplace Stress

 

Last year, over 11 million working days were lost due to stress, depression, or anxiety. There are numerous reasons across all industries for this figure, but common causes are lack of managerial support, bullying and too much responsibility placed upon employees. Employers, meanwhile, have a duty to take care of …

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Start-up success: 5 tips for keeping your team motivated

 

By Rebecca Kelly, CEO and founder, Venuescanner Launching and running a start-up is a complete rollercoaster, but it’s also the most rewarding of experiences. However, it’s only made possible by the team around you which it is why it is fundamental to get the right people on board from the …

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Why Net 30 Payment Terms Are (Probably) Bad for Your Business

 

When small business owners or freelancers create invoices, they normally use one of the most common payment terms: Net 30. Net 30 has become the standard in the business world for many important reasons. However, that does not mean that it is perfect for all businesses, and in fact it …

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How Should You Manage Poor Employee Performance?

 

Employee engagement, performance and productivity will always be pressing HR concerns. As managers, we are constantly striving to get the best out of our workforce, to inspire them to improve and to provide them with all the necessary elements to perform well. However, what happens when you notice an employee …