In one of my businesses, we are trying to build leads to grow our thriving community and Facebook is an obvious route to achieving this. A few days ago, I was pointed to little know Facebook feature called LeadAds, which allows you to place a call to action in an advert and, importantly, collect validated contact details.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:46 Written by Paul Kelly
Reading web pages on your mobile device can be a slow, infuriating experience - did you know about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)?
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 10:58 Written by Paul Kelly
Despite what many people say, starting a business is easy, however, it is also easy to get it wrong!
Monday, 22 February 2016 07:35 Written by Ian Grey
There is good news with improved security measures for Instagram users and people who bank with HSBC. Phone users had some good and some bad news, and security issues were reported with websites, malware in Word files and a security system used to protect homes. The University of Greenwich had a data breach, a problem with an Adobe update resulted in files being deleted, and there is a phone scam to try and get you to install malware.
Monday, 15 February 2016 14:22 Written by Martyn Webster
I predict that in five years only a small minority of businesses will still be using traditional paper and spreadsheets for expenses management when there are easy to use app and cloud based systems
Good news from Gmail, but not every cloud has a silver lining and Skype users are being targeted by criminals. And four days without computers for a large county council due to 'user error'.
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:37 Written by Ian Grey
The Information Commissions Office has launched a self-assessment tool to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) assess their compliance with the Data Protection Act and the key obligations for processing their customers’ or clients’ personal information.
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:14 Written by Norma Thomas
I've spoken before about the legislation changes brought in last year, dealing with how contractors in the construction industry are classified. Now those changes are beginning to clamp down, and it's time to do something about it.
There are lots of strategies to consider implementing when you are attempting to improve your sales figures. Possibilities include email marketing, affiliate marketing and social media as well as more traditional channels such as direct sales, telesales and leaflet distribution.
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 09:19 Written by Himie Hovsha
If you need to make an insurance claim for fire, flood, accidental or criminal damage to your home or business, one of the things you’ll need to do at least once is to meet the Loss Adjuster, a professional employed by the insurance company to look at the claim.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:49 Written by Clive Myers
There are a multitude of ways to extract profits from your company. However, it is important to pick the best option to suit you as each method has implications – not just for tax, but for your business as a whole.
As the excitement of Christmas fades into the past most business owners' thoughts turn to what they can do to improve things going forwards. After all, the end of the year is an ideal time to reflect on the how your business has been performing and adjust things accordingly, so that you remain on the path to success
Published in Business Development
A job for life is very much a thing of the past and, with there being an ever increasing amount of new start-ups, politicians have been quick to praise SMEs and label them the backbone of the economy.