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How to use Facebook events to boost your profile

By now, many small businesses use social media as an integral part of their marketing – and that of course includes Facebook. With approximately 937m users around the world, Facebook can help start-ups and other businesses to expand their reach and boost sales.

Date: 27 June 2013   By: Lucy Harper

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Make the most of online registrations

If you’ve just launched a new website, you may have a form that requires users to register to become a member so they can interact with your site, access premium content or undertake a free trial.

Date: 26 June 2013   By: Neil Cavanagh

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How to choose the right accountant for your business

Running a small business can be an isolating experience for owners. They often lack people to confide in who have a sufficient understanding of their business – which is why a good accountant is so vital.

Date: 24 June 2013   By: Carl Elsby

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BCC forecasts brighter future for the UK economy

News that the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) has raised its forecast for the UK economy confirms the optimism I’ve seen amongst the managing director members of my organisation, MD2MD, for some time. And indeed a recent straw poll survey of our members gave the same 0.9% expectation. Eurozon...

Date: 20 June 2013   By: Guest contributor

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Give your business the best chance of surviving when times are tough

Having walked past a shop called Recession this morning, I was reminded yet again about the tough times that small firms continue to face. All the small-business owners I meet through my work as a coach are really busy. They tend to work much harder than their counterparts in the corporate world and...

Date: 19 June 2013   By: Chris Kenber

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How Cloud computing could help your business

Businesses should always be on the lookout for new, innovative technologies that save them time – and cloud servers can certainly do just that. However, the amount of companies currently using cloud technology is still relatively low, compared to those using traditional servers and software. If...

Date: 18 June 2013   By: Emma Williams

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Five ways to get your team working more effectively

Teams are the building blocks of many new businesses and keeping your team working effectively will reap many benefits. So how can you help your team to get the most out of working together?...

Date: 10 June 2013   By: Sarah Lewis

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How to promote your local business nationwide

For many small businesses, being ‘local’ is their USP, but some have also come to realise the value of promoting themselves further afield.

Date: 6 June 2013   By: Guest contributor