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Networking – A Forgotten Priority?

With the onslaught of “social media” and every marketing consultant urging you to be Tweeting, Facebooking, Google + ‘ing, LinkingIn and any other social medium they can find to generate more business it is important that good old fashioned face to face networking is not forgotten.

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Why it’s vital to improve cyber security

Irrespective of the size of your business, you are a target for cyber criminals. Last year 74% of small businesses in the UK reported having suffered a security breach.

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Act on new staff pension rules or be fined!

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A Happy New Year to you and your business

As we enter 2016 Andy from Chorus direct's your thoughts back to your business and what to look out for in 2016

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Fund your business without being a Scrooge

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It’s good to talk.

A recent survey by AXA PPP Healthcare showed that over 60% of small business owners of often make difficult decisions on their own, with 9% claiming they have nobody to turn to for advice.

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Fraud – If you think you are safe you are not!

If you think that Fraud is something that could never happen to your business then it may be time to have a rethink

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2016 - It’s just around the corner

It’s around this time that many businesses are reviewing final year end forecasts whilst at the same time planning budgets for next year.

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How to improve your chances of funding

The latest figures from the BBA tell the story that Banks want to help small to medium sized businesses.

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The blurred lines of sales and marketing

As a business, blending Sales and Marketing seems an obvious way to streamline your operation.

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How to reduce I.T costs, but not the quality.

The topic of IT costs can be quite contentious. There is a general feeling that it’s difficult to effect costs without dropping quality levels. Certain myths have developed around this subject which can be discussed.

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Cut your risk of a Cyber attack

The recent data hacking of TalkTalk has once again brought the subject of cyber-crime to the headlines.

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What a business coach could do for you!

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Know your rights!

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Looking elsewhere for funding

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October checklist

Is it really October already? If you’re like me you are wondering where this year has gone. There are probably things that you were planning to do for the business but haven’t got round to doing yet. So take a look at our October checklist to see if you could boost your profits before the Christmas rush.

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What are the benefits of the new Enterprise Bill?

On September 17th, the Government released an Enterprise Bill aiming to protect businesses from a variety of problems, drive further growth, create more jobs and ‘‘ensure economic security for all.’’

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Make The Most Of Your Website

Nearly every business now has a website that cost time and money to design. When yours was built, you probably had a list of objectives that you wanted it to achieve. The question is, is it doing what you set it out to do?

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Franchising – is it for you?

Starting up your business with everything that entails can be a long arduous journey fraught with many pitfalls despite that it could be a brilliant idea.

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Consider the Challenger Banks

Last week, Aldermore, the so-called challenger bank, reported their profit had more than doubled in the first quarter of the year.

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