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Nicole Barrett runs Compliance and Business Support Services and has agreed to write an article to help business owners like us. Having worked in compliance and quality assurance for most of her professional career, it is her role to help businesses with their Compliance and regulatory requirement...
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What do the images you use on your website and social media platforms say about your business? The importance of that first impressionIt only takes 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different! Within 0.05 seconds, a visitor to your site will determine ...
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It can be one of the toughest decisions in business, especially small companies, making that break from doing everything to focusing on the core aspects of building the business. Whether you're a new business or one that requires more fine tuning with their financial strategies. Hiring a p...
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Did you know that 29% of Businesses fail to last Five Years? What do those businesses do differently who survive and thrive after 5 years (less than one third of all starts ups). Find out what makes them successful. According to Jim Collins in his excellent book 'Built to Last', the most successful ...
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Good Website & Social Media Photos are ImportantDon't underestimate the importance of good photography for your website or Facebook page. The quality of your photos can make or break your website, Facebook page, or other online presence, all too often it's overlooked. One of the most critical co...
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I'm assuming you have already chosen the platform to blog from and now you''re sat at your desk about to create your first blog. You want to raise awareness of your business, your product or your service. But, oh no, your mind has gone blank!! You have no idea what to blog about or where to start....
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Does your daily procedure in your office include a spot of cleaning? Or does the cleaning bug only call as you start sticking to your desk, or just before a client is due? Do you wish someone could wave a magic wand and do it for you? And better still, leave your office smelling inviting, rather tha...
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There are loads of issues that can come along and surprise us in Business. Some are good, like a large sale has landed- you know the sort, such as the sale you celebrate with a party, then panic how to get done; and some are bad - like a lost order. These big events upset balance and equilibrium. Th...
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Most people don't bother marketing effectively, so I want to share my lessons learned to-date.Lesson 1 - Start marketingSeriously, stop reading about marketing strategies, just start. Don't worry about getting things perfect, you can work on a great marketing plan later, start now to engage with cus...
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We all experience moments in life when we feel snowed under. Haven't we? Whether you're working on a new website or a new line of products, putting in the extra time to make it all work perfectly can be exhausting. It's times like this when we could all do with a helping hand - and that's where free...
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Are you a business owner looking to make new contacts or trying to reach a wider audience? Have you considered trying local networking events? If not, perhaps now is the time, because it could be the key to moving your business forward, as you never know who you'll meet at an event. Some of the best...
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Mentoring a series of established and start-up businesses and participating in Dragons den exercises for the University of Brighton (where local business people assess business proposals presented by teams of students) has provided experiences that were satisfying and illuminating. The illumination ...
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Choosing the PR Company that will work best your business can be an overwhelming task. Most cities will have over a hundred large and boutique PR companies to choose from, making it very hard to choose the right one. In this article I will provide you with 5 tips that will make choosing a PR compa...
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Did you think clouds were made out of thin air? They are not. Clouds are formed from the process of condensation. Different types of clouds form under different circumstances. Businesses start because circumstances change. Here are four drivers to consider that may cause you to start a new business ...
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Where do you start? What makes it really successful? What is at the heart of it? Why is it so important? When working with business owners I am often asked about how to make things happen and move the business forward with a plan. As I have mentioned before the key is having absolute clarity about...
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You've heard the phrase good is good enough I'm sure. I make a point of not waiting for perfection before you put your plan into action or get your ideas out there. However, once you get started, as someone who is passionate about what you do and if you feel it's vital to give your customers good va...
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I made a decision. It wasn't a grandiose, world-changing decision like I'm going to harness the atom for the betterment of humanity, or even a serious, life-changing decision like I'm going to move to Norway. It was a fairly safe decision. I decided to take on a work placement person from the Job Ce...
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Have you heard of the Bexhillian Magazine? This fantastic local Magazine was first published in May 2013 and I have witnessed the speed of growth and popularity of the magazine (Online and Offline). Here are a few words from the Editor of the Bexhillian Magazine, Samantha Hallam.Here are 4 tips to m...
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With so many different income streams, it can be very hard to know what is taxable, and therefore needs to be declared. This guide provided by Kellie Knight from Knight Accountants may help you. If you do have any of the taxable income as listed above, you will need to declare this to HMRC, possibly...
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You enter the room, everyone seems to be deep in conversation and self-consciously you walk to the other side and collect a drink. You turn around and face the room; you still haven't seen anyone you know and no-one seems to notice as you walk past. Everyone looks like they are talking confidently w...
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Starting and running your own business is one of the most exciting, yet possibly most challenging things you can ever do. It is akin to having your first baby...entering an unknown world that no matter how many books you read, you will only know what it's like when it happens. Exactly as a new baby ...
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Running a business can be overwhelming. From all the things you think you 'should' be doing to all the things you actually want to do, the ideas you want to explore, the things you want to learn, the learning you want to put into action, the things other people tell or ask you to do and the day to d...
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