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Is Your Business Prepared For 2018?

Is Your Business Prepared For 2018?

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) dominate the UK market. Did you know that in the UK they account for approximately 99 percent of all private sector businesses and that 60 percent of all private sector employees work for SMEs?

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Crystal Private Finance

Crystal Private Finance

Crystal Private Finance is a growing independent specialist finance broker with a wide and diverse range of lending partners, allowing them to take a truly individual approach to your requirements.

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A Game Changer For Recruitment

A Game Changer For Recruitment

The recruitment game is more challenging than ever before. In the race to attract and retain top talent, businesses are constantly seeking ways to integrate innovative methods into their assessment process. Could turning to gamification give them the well-desired edge?

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Why closing the gender pay gap is good business

Why closing the gender pay gap is good business

Organisations with more than 250 employees are legally required to publish their gender pay gap by 30th March for public sector and 4th April 2018 for private and voluntary sectors.

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An Introduction to Tailor-made Software

An Introduction to Tailor-made Software

TO BUY OR TO MAKE?

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Six Ways SMEs Can Prevent Late Payments Ruining Their Business

Six Ways SMEs Can Prevent Late Payments Ruining Their Business

This summer, a report from Siemens Financial Services showed that outstanding payments can cause UK SMEs to miss out on over £250 billion of liquid cash flow. Now that’s a lot of money!

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Why Should You Have a CRM System

Why Should You Have a CRM System

Choosing the right CRM can be a daunting task. You can make the job a whole lot easier by establishing what you need and what solutions are out there. Setting out your needs is the most important step in choosing the right CRM. From understanding the jargon to shortlisting your options, our six-step guide will save you time and money.

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Understanding the customer mindset

Understanding the customer mindset

It is undeniable that the best way to gain new and keep existing customers/users subscribed to any type of marketing is to make sure that the content you send has actual value.

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Why Bother To Test?

Why Bother To Test?

So, you’re just about to board a plane to go on holiday to somewhere hot and sunny that you have worked all year for and are looking forward to relaxing. You overhear a conversation between the pilots that the plane has a new engine and they hope it works ok as this is its maiden flight and it hasn’t been tested. Still feel excited to be going on holiday? Really? I suspect not.

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How to measure the value of employee benefits

How to measure the value of employee benefits

Getting an employee benefits programme off the ground can be a big undertaking, so once it’s in place it’s easy to sit back and hope your employees are getting what they need. But just how effective are your employee benefits?

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Your Own Little Piece of the Web

Your Own Little Piece of the Web

First impressions count and in the world of e-commerce, that impression needs to be made fast; if your site takes too long to load visitors will simply switch to one that doesn’t. Time is literally money!

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5 reasons why you need to dump your registry cleaner

5 reasons why you need to dump your registry cleaner

A closer look at the reasons and why exactly we think you should get rid of your registry cleaner if you are still using it

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Guaranteed to make you more attractive to lenders

Guaranteed to make you more attractive to lenders

If I give a Personal Guarantee why be a Limited Company?

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You underwhelm me!

You underwhelm me!

Are you underwhelming your clients? First impressions are so important. I believe one of the first things we do when we meet people is make judgements about their integrity. Rightly or wrongly!

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Is poor communication costing your business?

Is poor communication costing your business?

First impressions are said to matter, how you dress, shake hands, communicate.

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10 SKILLS EVERY ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD MASTER

10 SKILLS EVERY ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD MASTER

The balance needed between taking risk and avoiding risk to grow your business and be successful can be a difficult one to master. Successfully starting and growing your business requires many new skills and capabilities to be learned. Every business is different, but the traits of successful entrepreneurs start to look very similar when you examine them.

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Why personal brands are as important as company brands

Why personal brands are as important as company brands

Your brand goes much further than whether your logo looks great or if your communications look the same. It has to be consistent across all your channels, online and offline, through your dedicated company channels and employees. Which is why having great personal branding is very much as important as company branding.

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The must-know tips that are changing the way we do business

The must-know tips that are changing the way we do business

The Business Show is the biggest and most dynamic business event in Europe - packed full of the very best speakers, features, innovations, education, and opportunities from across the world of business.

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Successful businesses apply these simple tricks to GUARANTEE profits

Successful businesses apply these simple tricks to GUARANTEE profits

Lack of planning, leadership failure, lack of capital, premature scaling and poor location are some of the most common reasons why businesses fail, but perhaps the most common is a lack of profit.

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Do you know what makes a good SME? 60% of people get this wrong!

Do you know what makes a good SME? 60% of people get this wrong!

For a new business to survive and thrive in today’s challenging economic climate, it’s more important than ever that some key areas aren’t neglected by the business owner.

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Surprisingly common reasons SMEs fail according to experts

Surprisingly common reasons SMEs fail according to experts

With 91% of new businesses surviving their first year, but only 40% continuing to trade after five years, business experts around the world have different schools of thought about what business owners should focus on to ensure their ventures survive. However, there are some key areas which, if neglected by the business owner, are likely to cause any SME to fail.

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Growing your business in a time of uncertainty

Growing your business in a time of uncertainty

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” wrote US President Benjamin Franklin in private correspondence in 1789. Indeed today, the only thing that seems to be certain is that there will be uncertainty.

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Three common commercial disputes and how to address them

Three common commercial disputes and how to address them

Certain types of disputes are common in the business world and so it is important to understand how to deal with those situations when they arise.

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You’ll never guess what Levi Roots and Lauren Pope have in common

You’ll never guess what Levi Roots and Lauren Pope have in common

As two of the best-known and most successful entrepreneurs in Britain, Levi Roots and Lauren Pope have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to any aspiring business owner. Having both forged a highly prosperous career out of doing what they love most (and who doesn’t dream of that?)

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