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Easy and Cheap Ways to Advertise Locally

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Advertising and marketing is becoming more and more expensive these days. A great alternative to advertise your business services or products is via a business directory. It’s definitely the place to go to spread the word of what your company offers to a very large audience. Business directories are sent out free of charge to households and are well used. The directories not only have names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of companies but also:- Useful local maps Local Read more [...]

5 reasons why roller blind shutters are perfect for your shop

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Hi-tech security systems can be extremely expensive. One way to protect your shop from thieves and vandals is to invest in roller blind shutters. Here are five reasons why roller blind shutters are so useful.     Thieves will find it difficult to access your property   Exterior roller blind shutters are very difficult to break through. The recent Daily Mail account of the Hatton Garden diamond robbery stated that the thieves accessed the building through the lift shaft and Read more [...]

How can you save your business money?

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1E, a software lifecycle automation company, recently conducted a study to show how much small businesses are spending on software that is hardly, and in some cases never used! Over a quarter of programmes bought my businesses remains unused, resulting in the loss of around 3.5 million in the UK alone.   “This data clearly demonstrates that organisations are not optimising their software assets in a way that reduces cost.”   “The cost of software audits can run into Read more [...]

UK’s Property Tax Highest In The World

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According to new data the UK Government made almost £65 billion in property taxes in 2012, a huge rise of nearly £6 billion in just three years.   When measured against the total tax received, UK property tax is higher than in any other country in the world, or so figures from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) would appear to show. This research will put added pressure on Labour to rethink its proposed mansion tax, which would add extra financial burden to Read more [...]

Top Tips For Starting Your Own Construction Business

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Starting your own business in the current economic climate is always going to be a risky move. However, it could pay off considerably if you tackle the issue in the right way. Today, we’re going to focus on giving you some top tips for setting yourself up within the construction industry. Of course, we won’t have time to cover all the ins and outs, but you should find the information on this page gives you a head-start. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need official qualifications to make Read more [...]

Run A Business Event Safely With These Simple Guidelines

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If you want to work in the world of events, there are many big decisions you need to make. The first decision is what sort of events you're going to co-ordinate. Will you be running trade shows and business conferences, or organizing parties, weddings and leisure events? You may even choose to cover all your bases, and run events across several different industries and areas. Events planning can be a fast-paced business, so you need a good head on your shoulders. But it's fun too and, with a creative Read more [...]

Ten top tips for SMS Marketing

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Businesses in all sorts of industries have improved sales as a result of an SMS marketing campaign. However, there are definitely right and wrong ways to go about this unique method of communicating with customers. Here are ten tips to ensure your SMS marketing campaign stays on the right track. #1 Use SMS marketing software There is plenty of software available which allows businesses to send marketing messages to customers’ mobile phones in bulk. Finding software that is cheap and easy to Read more [...]

Thinking About Purchasing A UK Franchise And Be Your Own Boss?

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Are you one of those people who dream to be their own boss? If so, then by now you have definitely considered starting a business on your own. After all, this is the sole option that can help you make your dream come true. Now, the next question that arises here is whether you have considered buying a UK franchise ever. This can fulfil your dream of being your own boss in its truest sense. Franchising has got a number of advantages associated with it. United Kingdom has always provided lots of Read more [...]

Company formations hit a new high; how to set up your own business

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According to a newspaper report in May 2014 in The FT the number of company formations in the UK has hit a new high. In the 12 months to March 2014, there were 526,874 incorporations. This is the highest amount of new company formations since Companies House began recording the number in 1997.   The growth is spread across the UK, with Scotland totting up the most incorporations in a year with 27,602 in the period above.   This may suggest that confidence in the economy is returning Read more [...]

How Much Compensation to Expect in Winning a Claim

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Compensation claims for medical negligence are often difficult to win and even more difficult to provide a fiscal figure for regarding compensation payouts without referring directly to a particular case – namely your case. There are so many factors involved that it’s impossible to say that this injuryfollow will receive this amount of compensation and so forth, so if you’d like to find out how much compensation you could receive, and more importantly whether or not you’ve even got a claim Read more [...]