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Date: 30 June 2020

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Ballpoint pens as merchandising to promote a company
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Promoting a new business - four promotional items customers will love

Branded merchandise can really help small businesses promote their company but to really get bang for your bucks you should consider these tips.

Date: 29 June 2020 By:

A male employee works at a desk containing a bottle of alcohol hand gel to prevent infection
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The new post COVID-19 office

14 changes you might see in your office when you return to work post COVID-19.

Date: 29 June 2020 By:

Three flat mates celebrate the pub re-opening after lockdown
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Lifting lockdown: a back-to-work plan

As the number of new cases drops, businesses are starting to plan how they can return to work once the lockdown is lifted. We look at some of the ways you could start to return to work.

Date: 23 June 2020 By:

A customer is surprised and frustrated by a badly designed website
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11 things customers hate about your website

11 things customers typically hate about websites and how you can make sure your website avoids them.

Date: 19 June 2020 By:

A customer pays for goods using contactless technology
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Six ways technology can make your business better

Technology touches every aspect of our private and business lives. Discover six ways technology can improve your small business.

Date: 8 June 2020 By:

A young entrepreneur completes some online personal development
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Five investments to make as a small business

Five key areas where small businesses should consider investment

Date: 5 June 2020 By:

A young woman discusses a finance application on the phone
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How to start a career in finance

The global coronavirus pandemic has made some re-consider their career path. If you're thinking of a career in finance, this is what you need to know.

Date: 2 June 2020 By:

Business partners are going through their bills to explore where they can cut costs
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Simple and effective ways to cut costs

Too many start-up businesses fail to make it past the first year. Control your costs with these simple tips to dramatically improve your business survival chances.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

 A group of candidates sit and wait to be interviewed
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How to spot talent on a CV: Simple tips for effective hiring

Tips to help you identify star talent from a CV and recruit the best candidates.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

A man holds a card saying Bitcoin accepted
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Three ways to modernise your brand

Three simple ways of modernising your brand and bringing it in line with consumer expectations.

Date: 1 June 2020 By:

Free-range chickens on a poultry farm
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Top ten new business ideas during COVID-19

Discover the top ten business ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 29 May 2020 By:

Two IT consultants analyse a computer system to identify faults
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The benefits of managed IT services for small businesses

Business rely on the IT to function. But costs can escalate. Many small businesses are now using managed IT services to support their business, adapt to change and maintain business continuity.

Date: 29 May 2020 By:

A mechanic looks under the bonnet of a car to assess the fault
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Five reasons for choosing a high-tech car warranty

Five reasons you should consider a high-tech car warranty policy for your vehicle.

Date: 27 May 2020 By:

A team assess the IT security measures in their business
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Top cyber security measures for small businesses

Simple steps to security your IT system from hackers and breaches.

Date: 26 May 2020 By:

A driver has received a number of parking tickets
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Is COVID-19 an opportunity to become more driver-friendly?

Should the government relax the rules and penalties for drivers during COVID-19? A look at the argument in favour.

Date: 26 May 2020 By:

An online coach delivers her course to her online students
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How to start a successful business teaching online

Online learning is booming. Discover how to start your own business teaching online.

Date: 21 May 2020 By:

An entrepreneur works on her new online business
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New business ideas during COVID-19

For many, 2020 will not be remembered as a good year. But for the creative and flexible, there are business opportunities to be explored. Discover some new fields of business.

Date: 20 May 2020 By:

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