5 Must Have Technology for Startup Businesses

Setting up a new business can be an exciting time, but achieving success as your own boss isn’t easy. Sadly, many startup enterprises fail. Highlighting this fact in an interview with the Guardian, businessman and ex-Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis noted that 50 per cent of all small businesses in Britain fail within the first couple of years. One of ...

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Breaking Away From The Ego – Thoughts On Creating a Startup That Lasts

What does it take to have an idea and create something tangible out of it? What does it take to create a startup that will sustain past the first year? It’s estimated that a majority of businesses will fail within the first year. What is it about those companies that do succeed that makes it possible for them to sustain ...

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SEO and the Startup: Cost-Effective SEO Solutions

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Getting started in SEO as a start-up can be complicated. What is more, if you have something of a meagre budget, it can make matters worse. But, you don’t have to forgo SEO in the early days of your enterprise in order to conserve cash. There are some great ways that you can deploy SEO campaigns within your business in ...

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Is It Time For Your Business To start Trading Internationally?

The world of commerce gets smaller and smaller every day, as processes are made faster, connectivity is increased, and technologies are developed that allow us to do business with every corner of the world. Even very small businesses can now think about selling their products and services around the globe – is it time you considered doing the same? There ...

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Great Reasons to Use HR Software for Your Business

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Running a small or medium business is no easy feat. There are so many different tasks to keep up with every day. Usually, it’s great being in control of your company. But when everything is building up, owning a business isn’t so fun anymore. So anything that helps to make day-to-day tasks easier makes running your business that tiny bit ...

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How Promotional Products Can Help Make Your Trade Show Successful


Promotional products are almost a requirement for exhibitors at a trade show. However, instead of just filling a requirement, make sure that the branded giveaways you bring to your next trade show work for you. Studies have shown that promotional products are a valid form of advertising in line with the same cost per impression and ROI as other advertising ...

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How to Prepare Your Business for Emergencies


Unfortunately, accidents happen in the workplace. As the owner, landlord, or occupier of the business, you are responsible for incidents such as breaches in fire safety. This also applies if you have paying guests, for instance if you run a bed and breakfast company. Read on to find out the correct procedures you should take to reduce the chance of ...

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How to Create a Memorable E-Commerce Site: The Key Considerations


While the retail department store sector has enjoyed considerable growth during 2014, e-ecommerce remains dominant in terms of sales volumes and unique visitors. If you have an e-commerce business, however, a large part of your success will rest on you being memorable.  After all, you can have the greatest range of goods at the most competitive prices but you will ...

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Data Protection: An Issue No Start-up Can Afford to Ignore

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Data protection is something that no start-up firm can ignore. You must fully understand the significance of this issue if you’re to avoid potentially costly fines and reputational damage. Flickr image The law The laws governing data protection differ from country to country. For example, firms in the UK are subject to the Data Protection Act. This requires all organisations ...

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What is Cloud Hosting?


There are a lot of complicated terms in the tech industry, many of which even those working in and around companies that use such specific phrases every day don’t really get! The likes of ITSM, HTML and robots.txt are all examples of abbreviations and processes that IT professionals might use and mention in the office, but that we may not ...

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On-Site Training Is A Great Employment Benefit

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Over the years, a number of different approaches to motivating and retaining staff have been championed and experimented. These have ranged widely from games and activities to salary increases and on-site education. Without doubt, the employee benefits that are most popular and successful are those that allow the staff member to develop and grow intellectually, while also feeling part of ...

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Planning to Build a Modified Container Home or Office

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There are many people who are looking to make themselves a green and environmentally-friendly home or office. A great way to do this is to recycle old shipping containers. Modified containers can be transformed into a habitable structure relatively easily, and it can be done much quicker than when using more traditional building materials and techniques. Just the same as ...

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